Elders and Deacons


Ron Dowdy
Richard Keen

“Serving as an elder at RACOC, I am  challenged and humbled from the responsibility of leading our church family spiritually, but rewarded from seeing God at work within the families here. I am proud to serve with a group of men who have dedicated their lives to God, and lead by example. I want to leave a legacy of service and commitment to Christ for my own family, and I pray it will inspire them in their Christian walk.”

Kevin Mayhew

 "It is a blessing to serve you at RACOC.  It's been a pure joy to witness the transformation Christ has done in the lives of so many at Robinson.  I have learned that being an elder is more than leading others to a committed life of following Jesus, it's being the first one on my knees admitting my weakness and unworthiness."

Joe Mohorn

"It’s an honor to be identified by the congregation at Robinson Ave to serve as an elder and at the same time a humbling experience. I ask for your prayers that I may serve in such a way that encourages each of you and your family to grow in wisdom and knowledge of our Savior. My plea for each of us is seen in Hebrews where the writer calls us to persevere. He uses terms like “surrounded by a great crowd of witnesses,” to “run the race set before us,” to “hold your ground,” to “throw off everything that hinders,” (maybe guilt), to “fix your eyes upon Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith” and finally that “we not grow weary and lose heart” (12:1-3 NIV). Heaven awaits those who endure the journey. Let’s go!”

Pano Poulos 
Marlyn Shafer
Gary Turner

"Kathy and I feel grateful that we can serve others. We like to help those grieving over losses of loved ones, of marriages, or of a spiritual life.  We are so humbled by the outpouring of love from our church family that we want to give back."

 Harry Ware 

“Serving as a shepherd of this Church family is a true privilege and joy. Praying with and serving families in the midst of physical, emotional and spiritual challenges is such an honor and allows us to see God at work in the lives of the families and in our own lives as well. As shepherds our desire is for Robinson Avenue to reach out into our community by our words and actions as broken people in a broken world showing the Love of Christ.”

Keith Whitehead

“Babs and I have been a part of the family here at Robinson Avenue since 1987. We have been blessed to serve and grow with so many amazing children of God. The family here at RACOC has helped us in so many ways during our times of need. They have rejoiced with us during life's victorious moments and they were instrumental in helping us raise our two children into Christ-serving adults.  We have been able to grow spiritually and strengthen our relationship with God through the many opportunities we have had to serve with the family here. I was blessed to serve the family as a deacon for many years. I am thankful for being able to serve now as an elder here at RACOC.  My prayer is that we can use the gift of each day to strive to serve Him better, love one another more, and ultimately grow our relationships with our Lord.”

Rodney Pless


Jimmy Allen –  Teens
David Dobbs – Missions/Foreign
Nick Emerson – Teens
Bruce Engelmann – Children & Family Ministry
Eric French
Blake Gadberry – Children & Family Ministry - Children's Bible Hour
David Hook
Moon Inthavong – Laotian Ministry
Rodney Kegley – Men's Ministry
Daryn Levik – Membership Care
Bill McCain – Facilities Management - Building Security
Curtis McClure – Welcoming Mininstry
Seth Mohorn – Deacon Involvement & Building Security
Bill Penick – Benevolence/Non-member
Brent Roach – Men's Ministry
Adam Simmons – Life Groups
Jesse Stafford–- Children's Ministry
Jim Ulmer – Facilities Management - Heat/AC
Mike Valentine – College Group
Scott Ware – Teens/Evangelism-Community Projects