Each congregation of the Lord’s church is autonomous (self-governing). We have no earthly headquarters, but get our instructions from the Bible only. Elders are men who meet the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and they are selected by members of the congregation to serve.
Duties of elders include:
1) Overseeing the work (Acts 20:28),
2) Feeding the flock (Acts 20:28),
3) Watching for the souls (Hebrews 13:17) and
4) Being examples to the flock (1 Peter 5:3).
The elders are held accountable to God to see that only the Bible is taught for doctrine. All other doctrine is false, and will cause men to lose their souls.
Click here to email the elders.
Deacons are men that meet the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3, who work under the direction of the eldership.
Click on a deacon's name or picture to send him an email, or click here to email all of the deacons at once.
James Malone was born and raised in Paris, TN. He is a 2003 graduate of University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. In 2011, he completed his Master of Science in Civil Engineering at Mississippi State University. He has worked previously as a Civil Engineer.
While working as an engineer, James labored with the Forest church of Christ (2010-2012) in Forest, MS, serving as the congregation's full-time minister. He has also served as the associate minister at North Brandon church of Christ (2013) in Brandon, MS.
James and His wife Kimberly have been married since 2003 and have four children: Anderson (born July 2004), Tucker (born January 2008), Aubrey Claire (born June 2009) and Graham (born July 2013).
The Malones began their work at Washington Ave. church of Christ in December 2013.