Meet our Deacons

February 5, 2018 | by: Paul Long | 0 comments

Posted in: Church Life

Deacons lead our church family to ensure proper care is provided for the most vulnerable among us - the widow, orphan, sick, & impoverished.       

DeaconRobbROBERT BARNES 

Robert has been married to Antoinette for 2 years. They have 4 children and 1 grandchild.  He has been a believer since age 19 and has been attending Greentree Church for 17 years.  Robert serves as a Community Fellowship leader, Head Usher, a boy’s Purpose teacher, and has been part of our musicals. Robb has a heart for helping others and is excited to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of those who are most vulnerable in our congregation.

 

DeaconGregGREG CASTELLANE

Greg has been married to Andrea for 34 years.  They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.  He has been a believer since 1999 and has been attending Greentree Church for 19 years.  Greg serves as a Community Fellowship leader and leads “Breaking the Cycle” accountability group.   Greg desires to serve the Lord and this church.  He sees the role of deacon as a necessary function of the church.  As the ministry unfolds he expects to develop new relationships and strengthen existing ones with fellow servants as well as those with whom he serves.

 

DeaconMattMATT DEIBERT

Matt has been married to Fran for 26 years.  They have 6 children and 1 granddaughter with a grandson on the way.  He has been a believer for 37 years and has been attending Greentree Church since 1990.  He has been a Sunday School teacher for 26 years and has been a part of our musical productions as well as various youth programs.  Matt wants to serve as a deacon because he believes God is calling him to serve in a greater capacity than he has in the past, and that meeting the needs of our members will help in the overall spiritual growth of our church family.

  

DeaconDaveDAVE GELONA

Dave has been married to Sandi for over 44 years.  They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  He has been a believer since 1971 and has been attending Greentree Church for 38 years.  Dave has been serving as a Pastoral Care Minister for the past 15 years, and is a table leader for our Christianity Explored program.  In the past he has been a Community Fellowship leader as well as an adult Sunday School teacher.  Service is important to Dave and serving as a deacon will enable him to serve Christ and our congregation, particularly the most vulnerable.

 

DeaconFrankFRANK HAMER

Frank has been married to Lora for 49 years.  They have 4 children and 20 grandchildren.  He has been a believer for 31 years and has been attending Greentree Church since 2013.  Frank and Lora served as missionaries in Russia from 1994 to 2013, where they focused on facilitating the    growth and development of local Russian Churches.  Frank now leads a Community Fellowship, and is a table leader at Christianity Explored.  He sometimes teaches on Wednesday nights and teaches two sessions a month at NJ Southern State Correctional Facility.  Frank is thankful for the opportunity to serve our local body of believers.  He is looking forward to working with the other deacons and the entire congregation to care for one another.

 

DeaconDougDOUG LONG

Doug has been married to Linda for 38 years.  They have 2 children and 5 grandchildren.  He has been a  believer for 31 years and has been attending Greentree Church since 1985.  He has been on the church staff as Director of Buildings and Grounds since 1987.  Doug serves in Children’s Church and boys Purpose.  He has been a Community Fellowship and Small Group leader, and he leads our mission trips to Belarus.  Doug looks forward to serving others and caring for the most vulnerable people in our church.

 

DeaconEdED PAONE

Ed has been married to Susan for 32 years.  They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  He has been a believer for 25 years and has been attending Greentree Church since 1992.  Ed has served in children's and youth ministries, Upward Basketball and Christianity Explored.  Ed has a desire to help care for our local church community.  His prayer is that our congregation would grow together in bearing each other’s burdens in love.

 

 

 

 

 

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