Deacon Emeritus at FCC Poplar Bluff


During a recent morning worship service, First Christian Church in Poplar Bluff honored Carlos Hicks with the honorary title of Deacon Emeritus.

Pastor Frank Chlastak describes the event:

Over the years since becoming a member of our church family Carlos has worked tirelessly in the ministry of our church.

Laverne Matthews, chair of the Membership Ministry team, lifted up many of the aspects of Carlos’ ministry. From changing light bulbs, handing out worship bulletins, greeting members and guests as they arrive, making coffee for the Senior Fellowship and all fellowship dinners, remodeling rooms, and even climbing on the roof for repairs, Carlos has quietly and humbly gone about in serving Jesus in the ministry to others as a deacon.

Carlos was presented a Certificate of Recognition and a plaque during the service by Laverne Matthews, Membership Ministry Team, and Pastor Frank.

Stanley Pinkston, Chair of the Deacons presented Carlos with the Deacon Emeritus pin on behalf of the church. Carlos also received gift cards for his favorite morning breakfast spot.

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.

Those helpers who do their work well win for themselves a good standing and are able to speak boldly about their faith in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 3:13)

Thank you to Rev. Frank Chlastak for this information and photo.