The Leadership of the Trenton Church of Christ
Scripture is filled with examples of God choosing leaders for His people. The leadership of the Trenton Church of Christ is based on the pattern laid out by God in the Bible.
We are led by 3 spiritual shepherds—men chosen by the congregation to lead based on their age, life experience, and the type of character God has indicated in the Scriptures. These men do not run the church, but rather make decisions as a group, based on the wisdom and knowledge of God’s word they have gained through lives of service to God. Our shepherds are:
John Frazier - Freddie Summers - Ken Anguish
The shepherds are aided by 5 deacons—men also chosen to fill various roles based on their scriptural qualifications, their abilities, and their willingness to work.
Our deacons are:
Seth Hastings Seth Maurer Bruce McElroy
Chris Dunn Ronnie Beach
The church at Trenton financially supports a full-time evangelist, Everritt Heaton, and his family. Our evangelist presents Bible-based lessons each week from the pulpit, in the classroom, and in private studies that instruct and lead our members and our community in Bible study.
Everritt, Belinda, Braylyn, & Kendon Heaton, Karina & Celina Solis
Kent Heaton began working with the Trenton church family in November 2022. Kent is no stranger to the work in Trenton, as he began preaching full-time in Trenton, in 1981. After 2 1/2 years, he and his wife Karen moved to Morriston, Florida; Taylors, South Carolina; Perry, Florida (Spring Warrior); Bulgaria; Valrico, Florida; returning to Trenton in 1994. After almost twenty years, Kent and Karen left Trenton and worked with churches in Valdosta, Georgia and Brooksville, Florida. The shepherds invited Kent back in 2022 to work as a teacher.
His wife, Karen, is from Bell, Florida. They have four children (Susan & Bryan Fletcher; Everritt & Belinda Heaton; Kevin & Brittany Heaton; Sarah & Saif Alsafeer) and twelve grandchildren. Kevin preaches for the church in Zephyrhills, Florida. Saif preaches for the Hwy 27 church in Lafayette, Georgia.