The Garriott Road Church of Christ has been blessed with Godly men who serve as our shepherds, or elders. These men have met the qualifications set forth by the Holy Spirit in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Our elders are committed to reaching the city of Enid with the good news of Jesus Christ. They are excited about the future of the Garriott Road congregation. These men love the Lord, each other and the church of which God has given them the oversight. These elders are always ready to listen to the needs and requests of the congregation. They have regular meetings to discuss and pray over the affairs of the church, but they will talk to you anytime you have a need.
The elders are assisted by deacons. These are men who have also met the qualifications given in the Bible.
They are responsible for different areas of work assigned to them by the elders.
The deacons and their responsibilities are as follows:
Tim Ford – Audio-Visual/Technology
Roger Gaddie – Building & Communion Services
Rick Goben – Fellowship
Kerry Hime – Building
Richard Kliewer – Vehicles
Jerry Lorenz – Communion Service & Photography
Darrell Phillips – Greeters & Attendance
Tim Rehmel – Education
Rick Sherrill – Encouragement
Visitation – Doug Boyle
Our pulpit minister is Ray Rose. Ray began preaching in 1986. In 1989, he was offered a full scholarship to the Harding University School of Biblical Studies. He completed that course of study, graduating in 1991. Before moving to Enid, he preached for congregations in Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas and Iowa. Ray has worked in prison ministry off and on for 30 years. He has held Bible studies at the Lebanon Correctional Institute in Lebanon, OH, as well as several county jails. He currently teaches a twice a month Bible study at the James Crabtree Correctional Institution. He also serves on the Christian Emphasis Committee of the local YMCA.
Ray has counseled individuals in drug and alcohol abuse for the last 30 years. He has also worked with troubled teens. While preaching in Iowa, Ray served as a volunteer Chaplain for Hospice of Central Iowa. After moving to Enid, he volunteered for Hospice Circle of Love for 1 ½ years.
Ray and his wife Teresa have three grown children; Joshua and wife Jackie and their sons, Lincoln and Harrison; David and wife Heather and their son, Jude and daughter, Lucy; and Rachel and husband Cody Wieden and their daughter, Rylee.
Jonathan has served as a minister of the gospel for 10 years working with congregations in Oklahoma and New Mexico in various capacities including campus minister, pulpit minister and family minister. He has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Central University, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, and a Master of Arts in Christian Scripture with an emphasis on New Testament and Early Christian Literature from Heritage Christian University. He has been married to the love of his life, his beautiful wife, Lacy for 16 years. They have been blessed with 4 wonderful children, Re’Elle, Ariana, Mya, and Jathan.
Jonathan has a passion for discipleship and missions. He has written for Kaio Publications, taught at various camps, youth retreats, gospel meetings, lectureships, and has been a guest speaker on radio programs.
Jonathan has been involved in both domestic and foreign mission work. He has done prison ministry and is a certified instructor of the New Life Behavior curriculum. Currently, he serves as an instructor for the World Bible Institute teaching: Faith Development, Galatians, and Youth Ministry. In addition he has served as the coordinator for World Bible Institute’s Africa Extension schools coordinating and teaching for: the Volta Bible College in Ho, Ghana; the East Coast Bible Institute in Dzodze, Ghana; the Rwenzori Preacher Training School in Kasese, Uganda; and the Center of Evangelism and Bible Formation of Noepe in Noepe, Togo.