Our Elders and Deacons

Our Elders and Deacons

OUR ELDERS

Woodland Hills is scripturally organized with a group of men who serve as elders, also known as pastors or bishops. They work diligently as overseers of the congregation, instructing members and offering spiritual guidance. They are men whose lives and families reflect Godliness in every way (1 Timothy 3:2-7, Titus 1:5-9). It is a fine work they do (1 Timothy 3:1), and we honor them as the shepherds of our flock.

  •  “Therefore, I exhort the elders among you…to shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.” (1 Peter 5:1-3)

We are blessed to have three elders who oversee and shepherd the congregation at Woodland Hills:

  • Bruce Everett
  • Tim Purdom
  • Jack Wiley

 

OUR DEACONS

We also have six men who serve as deacons.  The word "deacon" simply means "servant."  Deacons in the New Testament were qualified and chosen to perform special works of service as determined by the eldership (Philippians 1:1; 2 Timothy 3:8-13).  Our deacons are:

  • Larry Brown
  • Rick Burroughs
  • Jim Dalrymple
  • Duane Davis
  • Chad Guyer
  • Shawn Nash