Keeping with the Biblical model of church leadership, Violet Ridge Church of Christ has Deacons. A Deacon is a man in the church who has met the Biblical qualifications to fulfill this position and desires to carry out Biblical work of this position. This is in accordance with 1 Timothy 3:8-13.

The work of an Deacon generally includes the physical needs of the church body as depicted in Acts 6 when the first deacons were ste apart. It is more than serving food, though as it is to also carry out different tasks that are needed to help the body grow and for the physical plant of the church to remain in order.

A man is considered eligible to be an Deacon if he meets the following qualifications:

  • Above reproach
  • Husband of one wife
  • Good Manager of Household
  • Good manager of his children
  • Not fond of sordid gain
  • Man of dignity
  • Not double-tongued
  • Holding to mystery of faith with a clear conscience
  • HIS WIFE – dignified, temperate, not a malicious gossip, faithful

The following men are our Deacons at Violet Ridge Church of Christ:


David Osborne


Doug Smith

Gary Ashcraft