Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Timothy 3:8-13 (NKJV)


Danny Gurganus

Danny Gurganus

Danny began serving as a deacon in the mid-1990’s. He and his wife Beverly have a daughter, Amanda, and a son, John Michael. He is currently employed with the City of Jasper Street Department, as well as operating his own lawn-care service. In his spare time, Danny enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and softball. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want to help the church grow.”


Phillip Horton

Phillip Horton

Phillip began serving as a deacon in April, 2008. He and his wife Ginger have one daughter, Jennifer. He graduated 1971 from T.W. Martin High School. He received his certification in welding and electrical work from Bevill State. Phillip has been employed with U.S. Steel for the past nine years. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, hunting, and fishing. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want all visitors to our services and newcomers to our community to know that they are welcome at the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ. I want to see that all things are done to glorify and honor God.”


Danny Hyde

Danny Hyde

Danny was appointed a deacon in April, 2008. He and his wife Donna have one daughter, Leann, who is married to Jamie Williams. They have two granddaughters and one grandson. Danny graduated from Walker High School and Walker College, as well as the leadership program at the University of North Alabama. He has served with the Jasper Police Department for the past 23 years. In his spare time, Danny enjoys deer hunting. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue congregation, he replied, “I want to work with fellow Christians at Sixth Avenue to do God’s work, to bring as many as possible to Christ.”


Phillip Jones

Phillip Jones

Phillip began serving as a deacon in 1989, after having served as a deacon at the Liberty Church of Christ from 1979-1988. Phillip and his wife Judy have a daughter, Michelle, and one son, Mitchell, who is married to Samantha. They have five grandchildren. Phillip graduated from the University of Alabama with an M.A. in Counseling, a B.S. in Social Work, and a B.S. in Social Studies. He also earned a M.A. in Administration and Leadership from UAB, as well as an A.A. in Counseling, and an A.A. in Administration and Leadership. He has been employed with the Walker County Board of Education for 33 years where he currently serves as Child Nutrition Director. In his spare time, Phillip enjoys hunting, truck riding, and helping people in various ways. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want to see the church increase in membership, as well as increasing in resources to help the needy, and also increasing our efforts to teach others.”


Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Steve began serving as a deacon in the mid 1990’s. He and his wife Suzanne have 1 son, Michael, who is married to Jennifer, and 1 daughter, Mallory, who is married to Rob Baker. They have 6 grandchildren, with number 6 on the way. Steve graduated from the University of West Alabama with a B.S. He retired from the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources after 25 years of service. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his farm, and with his horses. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “My goal and desire is that Sixth Avenue will grow in a manner in which it will be a beacon in the community and the world for spreading the Gospel.”


Brack O'Rear

Brack O’Rear

Brack began serving as a deacon in 1970, and has attended the Sixth Avenue congregation (formerly Fifth Avenue) since 1943. He and his wife Robbie have one son, Greg, who is married to Terri, and three grandchildren, Macee, Ethan, and Caleb. Brack graduated from the University of Alabama, having received a B.S. in Business, a Master’s in Education Administration, and Advanced Certification in education. He retired after 31 years in education. He has spent the last 17 years in real estate and residential development. In his spare time, Brack enjoys spending as much time as possible and being actively involved with his grandchildren, as well as travelling and hunting. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want the church to remain scriptural. I want to see the congregation increase in growth, especially with young married adults and their children. It is my desire to see the church provide opportunities for Christian development programs for all ages, especially for children, teenagers, and young adults. I want the Sixth Avenue congregation to continue to be known in the brotherhood and in the community for our stance for the truth and against sin. I would like to see the church continue and expand benevolent programs.”


Steve Williams

Steve Williams

Steve began serving as a deacon in April, 2008. He and his wife Tammy have four children: Nolan (married to Ashley with two children, Jake and Aubrey), Chandler (Chad), Maggie, and Walker. Steve completed two years at Walker College. He is currently employed with the Walker County Board of Education. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and extended family. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, trail-riding, baseball, target shooting, and anything outdoors. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he said, “I want our numbers to grow, but also to have a good base of members of every age group. I want every member to be active in some work at Sixth Avenue. I want everyone to take a personal interest in the Sixth Avenue family, and to realize how lucky we are to have each other to help us all get to heaven.”


Roger Wilson

Roger Wilson

Roger began serving as a deacon in 1998. He and his wife Janet have two sons—Grant and Patrick (married to Jessica). Roger graduated with a B.S. in Education from St. Bernard College. He has worked as an agent with State Farm Insurance for the last 29 years. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, hunting, travel, and yard work. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, Roger replied, “I want to see the church grow in numbers and in unity. I want to see more involvement from the members of this congregation. I want to see that all the members are taken care of, and that there is a program, group, etc., in place for them to be involved in.”