1106 Colonial Road, Memphis, TN 38117
Elders, shepherds, bishops, leaders — all biblical names for the men who, together with their wives, are the spiritual leaders of our church. Each of our nineteen elders serves the whole congregation, but they focus on leading as an integrated part of our Sunday Morning classes and small groups, shown in parentheses next to their names.
Larry Arick serves as the Director of Advancement for the Harding School of Theology. Larry is one the shepherds in the Bereans Bible class. Larry joined the eldership in 2001. He and his wife Kay also are very involved with the Senior Adult Ministry.
Jerry Collins joined the eldership in 2011. He serves as the President and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas & Water. His wife Diane serves in our Children’s Ministry as a nursery teacher and Jerry works with our College Ministry.
Ronny Copeland(Charis & Deaf)
Ronny Copeland is a retired Memphis City School teacher. He currently spends his time substitute teaching and refereeing high school games. His wife Betty teaches the Charis Ladies Bible class and Ronny works with our Deaf Ministry. Ronny has been one of our shepherds since 1993.
Roger Craddock(Young Professionals)
Roger Craddock has served as an elder since 2001. Roger is a periodontist and his wife Fran is a nurse. They serve in our Young Professionals Bible class.
Chris Dahlberg and his wife Kelly are both teachers at Harding Academy. Chris is one of our youth shepherds, having worked in the youth ministry since 1975. Chris has served as a shepherd at White Station since 2001. One highlight of his year is attending Junior High Camp each summer.
Jim Hambrick and Terri serve as one of the shepherding couples in the Cornerstone Bible class. Jim is a physical therapist and owner of Rehab Etc. Jim and Terri are very active in mission work and travel each year to Ghana. Jim joined the eldership in 2007.
Lyle Hendrix has served as a shepherd since 1977. He also serves as our Facilities Manager. Oconee, his wife, teaches 2nd grade in our Children’s Ministry. Lyle serves as the shepherd for the Cambodian ministry.
Stan Hendrix(Faith Builders)
Stan Hendrix and his wife Tracy serve as one of the shepherding couples in the Faith Builders Bible class. Stan and Tracy both work at Harding Academy. Stan is the Facilities Director there and has been a shepherd since 2007. Tracy is a science lab teacher. She also coordinates our Wednesday night meals.
Sonny Hubbard(Ladies HOPE & Seekers)
Sonny Hubbard is president of Hubbard’s Hardware. His wife Karen works part-time for Harding Academy. Sonny began serving as a shepherd in 2001. Sonny is the shepherd for SOMA ministry and Sonny and Karen are the shepherding couple for the Ladies HOPE Bible class and the Seekers Bible class.
David Jordan serves as the Executive Director of Agape Child and Family Services. His wife Theresa serves on White Station's Ministry Team. David began serving as a shepherd in 2006. David and Theresa are one of the shepherding couples in the Cornerstone Bible class.
Gordon Lawrence(Children & Crosswalk)
Gordon and Judy Lawrence serve as one of two shepherding couples in the Crosswalk Bible class and Gordon serves as the shepherd of Children’s Ministry. Gordon began his service as an elder in 1993 after 12 years of service in the youth group. Gordon is the president of The Associated Agency, a family owned independent insurance agency.
Jack Lewis is a Professor of Bible Emeritus at Harding School of Theology. He is the teacher and shepherd of the Auditorium Bible class and has served as a shepherd since 1984.
Don Meredith is the Librarian for Harding School of Theology. His wife Evelyn works with him as a librarian assistant. Evelyn serves as the leader of our Food Pantry. Don is the teacher and one of the shepherds in the Bereans Bible class. He has served as an elder since 1990.
Charlie Michael is a merchandising and sales professional. His wife Beth is a physical therapist at Pediatric Therapy East. Charlie became a shepherd in 2007. He serves as one of the youth shepherds. Charlie and Beth are both very active in our Youth Ministry.
Paul Morris(Joint Heirs)
Paul Morris is retired from the Shelby County Government. His wife Yvonne serves as a Senior Recruitment Specialist with FedEx. Paul joined the eldership in 2011. He and Yvonne are one of the shepherding couples in the Joint Heirs Bible class.
Bubba Nelms(Faith Builders)
Bubba and his wife Lynn are one of the shepherding couples in the Faith Builders Bible class. He began serving as a shepherd in 2011. Bubba is the president of Engineered Comfort, Inc.
Ronn Rubio is a teacher at Harding Academy. Susan, his wife, is a grant writer for HopeWorks. Ronn has been a shepherd since 1990. Ronn and Susan serve as one of the shepherding couples in the Crosswalk Bible class. Both are also very active in our Youth Ministry and City Missions.
Harry Seratt is retired from FedEx. His wife Nancy is a retired teacher. Harry joined the eldership in 2011. Harry and Nancy serve as the shepherding couple of the Lifesavers Bible class.
Vester Tinsley(Joint Heirs)
Ves Tinsley is retired from Unisys Corporation, Computer Division. His wife Pat is retired from the University of Memphis, Personnel Dept. Ves and Pat are very involved in the Senior Adult Ministry and serve as one of the shepherding couples of the Joint Heirs Bible class. Ves joined the eldership in 2011.
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1106 Colonial Road | Memphis, TN | 901.761.2007