Our Deacons

Our Deacons

At the Fishers church of Christ, we have appointed men who serve as deacons for the congregation. There is a biblical position in the local church for "deacons," which simply means "servants" – but it is not a position of authority in a local church. The New Testament gives examples of both "appointed" servants selected by the local church to specific tasks (Acts 6:1-6), as well as other servants who serve the Lord in a general sense in a local church (Romans 16:1). 

The word translated "deacon" in 1 Timothy 3:13 is the verb "diakoneo" which is found only in 1 Timothy 3:10, 13, and is translated by the phrase, "use the office of a deacon." Perhaps a better translation is "to serve as deacons;" and the context speaks of those servants who meet certain qualifications and are then "appointed" to specific tasks. At the Fishers church of Christ, our deacons serve in many capacities such as classroom administration, building and ground maintenance, fiscal responsibilities, or visitor relations. 

The qualifications of a deacon can only be found in the scriptures: "Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given too much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 3:8-13).

Meet Our Deacons

Deacon Groups

Worship Deacons:  Will Birdsong, Aaron Coffer, Larry Bendzen, Jeff Frampton, Scott Lowther, Jeff Martin

Duties Include, but are not limited to:

  1. Inside Needs: Organize men that are on the schedule for worship service, organize ushers and replace no-shows. Manage Communion & Baptism  Protocols and Preparation.
  2. Outside Needs: Parking issues, people going the right way, people who need help getting in, wheelchair needs, monitor weather conditions.
  3. Building Security: Monitoring hallways, foyers, indoors and outside. Having a plan for all security measures when needed and a plan for fire exit.


Communication Deacons:  Seth Niemeier, Jay Boser, Jared Boser

Duties Include, but are not limited to:

1. Fishers Family Report
2. Website
3. Announcements
4. Work with new & old members
5. Update all PowerPoints
6. Schedule men's duties
7. Church directories & Pictures
8. Sign design for meetings, VBS, Gospel meetings
9. Communicate preacher needs, dates, topics for gospel meetings
10. Scripture reading is created for sermons

Teaching Deacons: Jeremy Coles, Brooks Reed, Collin Churchill, Delvin Defoe

Duties Include, but are not limited to:

1. Have teachers scheduled for classes a trimester in advance.
2. Letting teachers know a list of students that they can expect before trimester starts.
3. Scheduling classes based on class size.
4. Working with teachers at all time to help them with curriculum as needed.
5. Confirming curriculum for each class with Elders
6. Assist the teaching of church members for improved evangelistic efforts in the community.
7. Monitoring halls during classes for teachers who may need assistance.
8. Working with all other deacons on VBS format, topic and time frame. 
9. Working with Elders for updated technology and class design  


Building & Grounds Deacons: Chris Stubbs, Joe Kmitta, Adam Cunningham

Duties Include, but are not limited to: 

1. Mowing contracts

2. Snow Removal

3. Plant and tree maintenance 

4. Blacktop maintenance

5. Trash contracts

6. Oversee Building Clean up

7. Pond Contracts

8. Carpet Cleaning

9. Lights & Plumbing

10. All inside and outside maintenance



IT Deacons: Joel Shouse, Eric Turpen, Jay Buck

Duties Include, but are not limited to:

  1. Make sure booth is ready for each service
  2. Live Stream
  3. Wifi - Internet
  4. PC’s
  5. Printers
  6. Hearing devices
  7. Security cameras
  8. Songs and scripture readings are entered