How Is the Church Organized?

The church is shepherded by men who have been appointed as elders. Because of the spiritual nature of the elders' work, deacons are appointed to manage and maintain the daily needs of the church. Preachers are often hired to study for and prepare sermons and classes are to help in the church's outreach.


Elders

Brent Salmon

 Brent Salmon serves as an elder at Highway 15 church of Christ. He has been married to his wife Ramona for 32 years and they have two children, Emily Salmon Wall (married to Andrew Wall) and Ethan Salmon.

Brent Salmon serves as an elder at Highway 15 church of Christ. He has been married to his wife Ramona for 32 years and they have two children, Emily Salmon Wall (married to Andrew Wall) and Ethan Salmon.

 

Randy Swanson

 Randy Swanson serves as an elder and the church treasurer. He is appointed over finance, building and grounds, van, ladies' works and shares in duties concerning benevolence and education. Randy recently retired from 38 years with the Mississippi State Department of Revenue. He was a CPA and Senior Tax Auditor. He is married to his wife Cathy, and have been married for 41 years. They have two sons, Brandon and Ryan. Ryan is married to Rachel and they have Evangeline, Randy's one grand daughter. Since retirement Randy has enjoyed bike riding on the Tanglefoot Trail and taking some online courses from Memphis School of Preaching. His favorite Bible passage is Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice."

Randy Swanson serves as an elder and the church treasurer. He is appointed over finance, building and grounds, van, ladies' works and shares in duties concerning benevolence and education. Randy recently retired from 38 years with the Mississippi State Department of Revenue. He was a CPA and Senior Tax Auditor. He is married to his wife Cathy, and have been married for 41 years. They have two sons, Brandon and Ryan. Ryan is married to Rachel and they have Evangeline, Randy's one grand daughter. Since retirement Randy has enjoyed bike riding on the Tanglefoot Trail and taking some online courses from Memphis School of Preaching. His favorite Bible passage is Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice."


Deacons

John Hay

 John Hay is deacon over attendance tracking, youth education, internet Bible studies, the duty roster, and visitor welcome gifts. He has been store manager for Tractor Supply Company for 22 years. He has been married to his wife Donna for 7 years. They have 6 children. His favorite Bible verse is Acts 2:38

John Hay is deacon over attendance tracking, youth education, internet Bible studies, the duty roster, and visitor welcome gifts. He has been store manager for Tractor Supply Company for 22 years. He has been married to his wife Donna for 7 years. They have 6 children. His favorite Bible verse is Acts 2:38

 

Cedric Holley

 Cedric Holley is deacon over church building upkeep and maintenance; he's usually the last to leave because he is making sure our building is taken care of. Cedric has been married to his wife Sylvia for 36 years. They have two sons Ben, married to Rachel, and AJ. Cedric has been self-employed most of his working life, but recently he took a job driving for Pontotoc Box Co. He likes to detail cars, fly drones, and is interested in self defense. Cedric's favorite book of the Bible is James because "it is a lot like me, it's basic, direct, and practical."

Cedric Holley is deacon over church building upkeep and maintenance; he's usually the last to leave because he is making sure our building is taken care of. Cedric has been married to his wife Sylvia for 36 years. They have two sons Ben, married to Rachel, and AJ. Cedric has been self-employed most of his working life, but recently he took a job driving for Pontotoc Box Co. He likes to detail cars, fly drones, and is interested in self defense. Cedric's favorite book of the Bible is James because "it is a lot like me, it's basic, direct, and practical."

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Preacher

Justin Beard

 Justin is the preacher for Highway 15 church of Christ. He has been married to his wife Heather of Collierville, TN since June of 2015. Justin graduated from the Memphis School of Preaching in 2010 and has preached in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama. He has been writing and preaching for ten years. Justin enjoys watching the Alabama Crimson Tide play football, St. Louis Cardinals play baseball, and is an avid Star Trek fan. He also enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and playing games. His favorite book of the Bible is Romans.

Justin is the preacher for Highway 15 church of Christ. He has been married to his wife Heather of Collierville, TN since June of 2015. Justin graduated from the Memphis School of Preaching in 2010 and has preached in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Alabama. He has been writing and preaching for ten years. Justin enjoys watching the Alabama Crimson Tide play football, St. Louis Cardinals play baseball, and is an avid Star Trek fan. He also enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and playing games. His favorite book of the Bible is Romans.