Deacons
Office of Deacon:
The office of deacon is very important to the local church. Deacons are the agents of mercy and caring to those in the congregation who are poor or needy. God has designed this ministry as a practical office that serves God’s people who need help. Those that serve God well as deacons are rewarded. 

Qualifications for the office of deacon are given in 1 Timothy 3:8-12.   
A potential candidate must meet every qualification or they are not qualified to serve as a deacon. 
  
  
  
 

Tim Coyle: Chairman of Deacons                                                            

I have been a Christian for approximately thirty five years.  I have been blessed with many opportunities to serve the Lord in a wide variety ways but nothing can compare to serving the Lord with the Christians at Roosevelt Community Church (RCC).  This does not diminish the blessings I received working alongside Christians throughout my life. It was not until my wife and I started serving at RCC that we truly came to understand our relationship with Christ and our service to others. It must also be said it was at this church where I came to understand the rewards of putting others before myself and that all I do must be an act of worship to God and for His glory.
 
My relationship with Jesus Christ began shortly after I met my wife, Shanda.  It was the conviction that a Christian should only marry another Christian that led to my introduction to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It was during our engagement that I came to be a Christian.   My wife also provided my first Bible and this has led to a lifetime of reading, studying, memorizing, and loving the Word of God.  God brought a woman into my life and used her and her conviction to draw me to himself. I also must acknowledge the role my mother-in-law played in my Christian walk; she was a powerful influence in my Christian life, both in the inception and also throughout my new life.
 
Throughout my life I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams. I have been, by the kindness, goodness, and love of God, granted the privilege of having my sins forgiven, the privilege of entering into the service of my God and King, the privilege of knowing, loving and serving many Christian brothers and sisters, and the privilege serving a body of believers here at this church. I must echo the sentiment of our pastor when he says "that I am the most blessed man."
 
I have been gifted with a loving wife, Shanda and two wonderful children, Meghan and Jason. They are truly a gift from my Heavenly Father.  I would not be the person I am, I would not be the Christian I am and I would not be the servant I am if not for the influence and example they provide each day of my life. Through them God has graciously provided a testimony of His greatness. Through them God has provided a continuous reminder of His loving kindness. Through them God has provided a witness of His graciousness and His mercy. Through them God has clearly demonstrated my inabilities, my short comings, my many faults and my sins. They are both a source of pride and humility. They are both a gift and a responsibility. They are my family but more importantly His children.
 
I will end with an expression of my faith.
 
I believe in Jesus Christ
The Son of God, a sacrifice
The God made man, the servant King,
In Jesus Christ I do believe
  
  
  

  

 

Daniel Barnes

Daniel Barnes has been a member of Roosevelt Community Church since 1987, when he and his wife, Julie, moved to the Antelope Valley. It was his great joy to serve on the elder board from 1996 through 2015. Dan is a graduate of The Master’s University and teaches first grade at Esperanza Elementary in Palmdale. Julie and Dan enjoy visiting their three grown children and playing with their new grandson Eli.  
 


Bob Weber

Bob has been a life-long resident of the Antelope Valley where he attended Eastside Elementary and AV High. He has worked for L.A. County for 27 years where he is currently a craft supervisor. Bob has trusted Christ since 1987 and has been happily married to Darlene since 1988. He has four children, six grandchildren and has been a member of Roosevelt since 2006. He enjoys anything mechanical.

Albert Winbush

Albert has been a member of Roosevelt Community since 1988 when he and his wife moved from Los Angeles to Lancaster. He recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 28 years of service.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Olga, his four adult children and three grandchildren. He enjoys reading from a wide variety of genres, is a lifelong learner and loves to travel. But above all of this is his great desire is to serve God in a way that is pleasing to Him, loving others, be a faithful witness to the gospel and waiting for the joyous return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.