Pastor and Ministry Leaders
Sr. Pastor since 1991
Known to his congregation as "Brother Larry", Pastor McGinley shepherds with love and concern, and his heart's desire is that his messages will point hearers to Christ alone, Whose sinless life, substitutionary death and victorious resurrection have made The Way to Heaven ours to believe, receive and declare to others. Pastor McGinley's wife Rebecca ("Sister Beck") supports his ministry in every way, directs the Ladies' ministry (L.O.O.P.), and serves with office staff to keep things operating smoothly behind the scenes. Brother Larry and Sister Beck are a blessing to our church, and we love them dearly!
Gary GriffisWorship Leader / OPCA Principal
Richard EllisonStudent Pastor
Kim ColemanChildrens Director
Ronnie WilliamsHospital Minister
Rick EllisonSunday School Director
Bobby ForeOrchestra Director
In the New Testament Church, deacons serve the Lord by conducting the caring ministry of the church: doing the benevolence work, visiting the sick, being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation. This frees pastoral staff to focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word, promoting unity within the church, and facilitating the spread of the gospel. On a rotating basis, each deacon serves as "Deacon of the Week", available to address areas described above, delegating among the board of deacons to ensure those needs are met.
The wives of our deacons support them in prayer and work alongside them in hands-on ministry, completing God's design (I Timothy 3) for this vital place of service. Each church member and his/her family have a deacon assigned to serve you in times of trouble or sorrow. We encourage you to get to know your family's deacon before such needs arise.
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. 8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; 9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. ~ I Timothy 3:2-13