Deacons are responsible for ministering to the practical needs within the Church. This includes meeting both the needs of members of the church body as well as overseeing the physical maintenance of the buildings and property.
Paul was born in Oakland, California and moved to this area in 1997 to work, live, and play.
Paul and his wife began attending Twain Harte Bible Church in 2011. Pastor Matt baptized him in 2013.
Paul is grateful to serve as deacon in any way he can.
I grew up in Pleasanton, Ca and moved to Sonora for school at Columbia College. I met my wife there and have since married and have two kids. I love the mountains and the rivers this area has which is why we call it home. THBC has become a place to raise my family and I want to help meet the needs of the church and help it grow.
Merritt grew up in Oakdale, California, having moved to this area in 1962. He retired from the Forest Service in 1995. He is now co-owner of Sonora Cyclery in East Sonora. Merritt has three daughters and six grandchildren. He accepted Christ in 1980 and later served as a Deacon in a church in Oakdale. He wanted to find a church closer to home, that is when he found Twain Harte Bible Church in 2008. He was asked to join the Deacon Board in 2016. He desires to help the church in anyway he can. He tries to follow, as a guide for Christian living, Ephesians 5:1-21 and Galatians 5:16-26.
Larry lived and worked in Stockton, California for much of his life. He would always head to the mountains in his spare time. Recently retired, he now lives here full-time, having been blessed with a “Hill House”. He loves waking up to God’s beauty every day.
Twain Harte Bible Church has been part of Larry’s life for many years. He came to know our Lord, was baptized and accepted Jesus as his Savior here. He continues to learn God’s Word and serve Him wherever he feels directed.