Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.  They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.  They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.  In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.  A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.  Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus” .  – 1 Timothy 3: 8-13


Dale and Kathy

Dale Jackson

While Dale and his wife Kathy have served on a multitude of fronts over the years, from teaching kids’ Bible classes to fixing whatever needs to be fixed, he began officially serving as a deacon for the church on October 19th, 2014. Lots of Dale’s service involves helping with building maintenance and organizing seasonal cleanup of church property. Dale and Kathy have two grown children, Zackary and Luke. 




Kent Leemis

Kent began serving as a deacon July 10th, 2016. Since that time, he has used his personal skills as an accountant to help the church move its finance managing and tracking systems into the 21st century.  With his wife Dreama along side him, the two of them have continually spoiled the Beginner Kids’ class with their expressive, ingenuitive, and attention grabbing projects, arts/crafts, and story telling skills. The Lord has blessed them with Preston and Evie to keep them busy. 


Benjamin Smith

Benjamin has served as a deacon for the church of Christ at New York Avenue since 2014. He helps organize the assembly’s efforts in outreach to the local community, and coordinating our efforts in spreading the Good News while being Christ’s hands and feet in the more distant mission fields we work in. Benjamin and his wife Jona teach, sing and quiz the combined Kids’ Review Class, which starts off the first 15 minutes of the Sunday morning Bible class period. They have been married 12 years and homeschool their 5 children. 


Scot Winningham

Although Scot has been stepping up for years and helping wherever there has been a need, he agreed to start serving the congregation as a deacon in 2015 and help organize church education efforts. Both Scot and his wife Rachel enjoy serving as rotational Bible class teachers for the Intermediate Kids’ Class and the Nursery. They have two children, Kathryn and Callen. In their spare time they enjoy taking care of their ranch, family activities, and cheering the Vols on.