Shepherds-Elders

At Brooks Avenue, we are blessed to be served by an eldership of men, supported by their wives and families who diligently work to shepherd the congregation.

Link to Elder Contact Groups page (for members)

Lancelot Bailey

Lancelot, Myrna and Lancelot Jr. were all baptized at the Portmore Church of Christ in Independence City, St. Catherine Jamaica. Matthew was baptized at the Ewarton Church of Christ in Jamaica, Delsie-Anne at Garner Church of Christ (NC) and Desiree here at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ.

We believe that God brought us to the Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, and we are determined to glorify Him alone, through our lives.


Brad Forrest

I committed my life to Jesus at the age of twelve.  I’m a preacher’s kid who grew up in Taylorsville NC where my father and mother started a congregation shortly after college.  I came to NC State to study Industrial Design and became a part of the Brooks Avenue body of Christ in 1981.  I have been a part of this body ever since.  I met my wife, Kathy, here at that time and we were married in 1985.   Our two children were born here as well, Kayla in 1989 and Grant in 1992.  This body has had a part in maturing them as Christ followers and both put their Lord on in baptism in their early teens.  Professionally, after much prayer and planning, I began my own industrial design consulting firm, Idea Logic, in 1996.  Kathy and I have learned much about trusting God in the years since!

Brooks Avenue has been my spiritual family for most of my life. I have learned to love Jesus more fully through teaching, relationships and examples here.  I served for about a decade as a youth deacon and, in recent years, as a deacon in campus ministry.  I love this body and know that I am loved in return.  Kathy and I are committed to serving the Father here.  My vision for Brooks Avenue is that the fruit of the Spirit be seen in us in increasing measure.  I want to nurture a culture that loves Jesus, has a fervent love for each other, is bold and unafraid, has a deep respect for and knowledge of the word, has a burning desire to show Jesus’ love to all around us, and is characterized by joy.  I look forward to all that the Father will do with us in the future.


Bill Stuart

I desire to serve God in any capacity is His desire. I was taught as a new disciple by my mentor to prepare to serve the Lord by growing spiritually and God would use me in accordance with His will. I have asked God to lead me in the way He wants me to go. I yield to His will.

I believe God prepared me for this service. I believe God calls us to help wherever there is need – from preaching to wiping little bottoms.

EVERYTHING is because of the LOVE OF CHRIST. Praise His name.

 


Lonnie Watkins

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