The Book of Order states that “The Office of Deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment should be chosen for this office” (G-6.0401). It is a ministry of caring; a ministry of love; a ministry of compassion; and a ministry of prayer, and community service (G-6.0402).

Deacons at SACPC oversee the Caregiving, Fellowship, Recreation, and New Member Assimilation ministries. The term “oversee” is an appropriate term because at SACPC Deacons are not the only ones who provide care, encourage and manage fellowship, develop appropriate recreation, and ensure that new members are fulling integrated into the life of the church. Deacons take the lead and encircle the church with a whole congregation of people who care and pray, who help us gather for the good of the church family, who encourage play, and who minister to new members.

The role of the caring Deacon was established in the early church by the 6th Chapter of Acts. The new church had the Apostles for preaching and praying but no one to tend to the flock–their life together was in disarray. This special ministry of servers is modeled after the ministry of Jesus Christ who came to serve others. At SACPC, our Deacons carry on that tradition.

The Diaconate

  • Larry Tootoo, Moderator
  • Carolyn Leonard, Vice Moderator
  • Melinda Stewart, Secretary

Deacon Emeritus

  • Myra B. Burtt

Class of 2014

  • John D. Barbour, III
  • Teresa C. Conoly
  • Dorothie A. Johnson
  • Jenifer H. Phelps
  • Susan L. Strickler
  • Larry Tootoo
  • Paige C. Williams
  • Sheila P. Woods

Class of 2015

  • Tim Canady
  • Donna Chagaris
  • Kim Dalton
  • LC Dechent
  • Barbara Hart
  • Louise Howell
  • Gayle Bell
  • Carolyn Leonard
  • Duncan McIver
  • Sharon Roberts
  • Melinda Stewart
  • Ann Thacker

Class of 2016

  • Brent Bush
  • Annamarie Eakins
  • Brenda Garrison
  • Justin Humphries
  • Lynn Kozik
  • Vicky Martenis
  • Keith Powers
  • Dan Southerland
  • LindaEarle Steadman
  • Jason Swain
  • Nancy Trout
  • Terry Wilson



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1416 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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