First Baptist Church of Portland, TN

Deacon Information

Deacon Purpose Statement:  We, the Deacons of First Baptist Church, exist to serve and minister to our church and also to be a support group to the pastor in performing pastoral ministry.

Hospital / Bereavement: This team prioritizes people who are hospitalized or dealing with the loss of a loved one.   

January – March

Andy Jennings, Kevin Cothron, Tim Simmons, Ken Skinner, Donald Hodges

April – June

Chad Box, Graham Dowsett, Wayne Bigbee, Roger Hill, Scott Cotton

July – September

A.J. Whitten, John Kerley, Clint Houston, Ken Marlett, Terry Davenport

October – December

Neal Hall, Alan McFadden, Brandon Russell, Mike Brown, John Payne, Paul Viera

First Time Guests & Visitors: This team connects with people visiting for the first time at First Baptist Portland.

January – March

Wayne Bigbee,Chad Box, Graham Dowsett, Roger Hill, Scott Cotton

April – June

Andy Jennings, Tim Simmons, Kevin Cothron, Ken Skinner, Donald Hodges

July – September

Neal Hall, Brandon Russell, Mike Brown, John Payne, Paul Viera, Alan McFadden

October – December

Terry Davenport, A.J. Whitten, John Kerley, Clint Houston, Ken Marlett

Table Waiter Team: This team will work together to be servants for the Lord through the ministry of First Baptist Portland.

January – March

John Kerley, Terry Davenport, A.J. Whitten, Clint Houston, Ken Marlett

 April – June

Neal Hall, Alan McFadden, Brandon Russell, Mike Brown, John Payne, Paul Viera

July – September

Andy Jennings, Tim Simmons, Ken Skinner, Donald Hodges, Kevin Cothron

October – December

Graham Dowsett, Wayne Bigbee, Chad Box, Damon Burkeen, Roger Hill, Scott Cotton

Orphan/Widow Team: This team’s primary focus is to encourage and bless the widows and orphans of First Baptist Portland.

January – March

Neal Hall, Alan McFadden, Brandon Russell, Mike Brown, John Payne, Paul Viera

April – June

Terry Davenport, A.J. Whitten, John Kerley, Clint Houston, Ken Marlett

July – September

Wayne Bigbee, Chad Box, Damon Burkeen, Roger Hill, Scott Cotton

October – December

Andy Jennings, Kevin Cothron, Tim Simmons, Ken Skinner, Donald Hodges