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The Purpose of the City Church Diaconate

The City Church Deacons address aggravated needs (primarily physical needs) within the City Church community and more broadly in the downtown Gainesville community. Deacons address these needs for the sake of God's glory and the flourishing of the people he has created. Although deacons take the lead role in addressing these needs, they seek to mobilize and organize the church community so we can all play a role in serving one another.

Diaconal Responsibilities

Diaconal responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Caring for those in financial distress (including administration of the City Church benevolence fund)
  • Caring for those who are ill (including meals and hospital administration)
  • Assisting with the service of Communion
  • Caring for the needs of those who are newly engaged or newly married
  • Caring for the homeless/underserved
  • Caring for new parents
  • Caring for widows and single parents
  • Caring for the elderly
  • Any other responsibilities as delegated to the deacons by the City Church elders

City Church Deacons


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Josh Covey
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Josh Doody
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Franklyn Francois
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Zach Gutierrez
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MacGregor Hall
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Ashley Kessling

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Fraleigh Mora
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Landon Stinson
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Chelsea Stump


 Contact a Deacon

Need to contact a deacon? Please use the phone number listed below or click the link to send an email.

Please note that financial assistance for rent and utilities needs is reserved for City Church congregants. However, if you are not a City Church congregant and have an urgent circumstance, you can request emergency assistance using the phone number or email address below.

  • Diaconal Phone Voice-Mailbox (for pastoral counseling or other assistance): 352.587.2144 ext. 2
  • A deacon will respond to your voicemail within 24 hours.
  • Email the Deacons