With a group of any size naturally comes a great deal of work, often done behind the scenes. The New Testament term deacon comes from a word that literally means “servant” or “support.” In Acts 6:1-6, men were selected by the church in Jerusalem to make sure that the ongoing physical needs of the group were met. Elders aided by deacons—men who meet particular God-given qualities and are chosen to fill various roles of service—became a pattern in churches throughout the New Testament (1 Tim 3:8-13). Our deacons are an important part of our work and growth as a local church.
The Laurel Canyon church is served by (from left to right) Mark Berry, Bob Davis, John Bestoso, Eric Tustin, Jeff Blubaugh, Nathan Krieg, Dewayne Campbell, Nathan Matthews, and Craig Davis.