Elders of the Douglass Hills church of Christ

In the New Testament, Elders led and watched over a local congregation of God’s people (Acts 14:23; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-3). These are men who meet certain qualifications (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-7) and agree to serve in this important role. The Douglass Hills church is blessed with seven good men who devote much of their time to the needs of the flock.


  Bob Darnell

“We came to DH looking to serve our Lord and found a people wholy dedicated to Him. In our years here, we have grown in love and faith. I serve as a shepherd because it is my goal to help everyone to find their home in heaven. All of our elders are fully committed to this singular mission.”




  Steve Gwin

“I have been a member of the Douglass Hills church since 1983. I have served as an elder of the Douglass Hills church since 2000. I serve as an elder because I love to help people be closer to the Lord.”





  Mark McCrary

“It has been a blessing to have served as an evangelist for the Douglass Hills family for 20 years. It is a blessing also to serve as one of her shepherds. I love this church and her love for the Lord. We care for one another. My hope and prayer is to help people grow in their relationship with God the Father, guide them with the Holy Spirit's wisdom, and deliver them safely to the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ."




  David Norfleet

"I have had fellowship with the Douglass Hills church in a number of ways through the years. We first moved to Louisville in 2007 and joined the Douglass Hills' family, then I went through their preaching program. Later, when I moved to Alpahretta, GA, the church supported my work there for a number of years. I returned to Douglass Hills in 2019 to again serve as an evangelist with the church. Now as a shepherd I will strive to glorify the Lord and serve this family of saints."


  Gary Watson

“I have been serving the Douglass Hills congregation as an elder since February 1996. My view of this work is clearly framed by what the Word of God says in 1 Timothy 3; my work is not to originate but to guide, oversee, shepherd, and lead by example along with the other elders. I am humbled by the fact that elders are charged with guiding the spiritual well-being of other Christians within the parameters of Scripture. This work is challenging and exciting because opportunities present themselves to serve God and others.”