The New Testament teaches that, in addition to elders, congregations of the Lord's church appointed servants referred to as "deacons"(Philippians 1:1). Like elders, these men are to be appointed based upon qualifications that are spelled out in Scripture (1 Timothy 3:8-13). These men carry out various works of service to the church. The men appointed to this work at Danville Rd. have met the qualifications of Scripture and serve the congregation faithfully in this work. We are blessed that Wade Slayton is serving in this role. We are also in the process of training and preparing more men to serve in this role.