Doug Cannedy is recently retired from the Rheem Corporation where he served as an accountant. Doug is very active in our financial ministry as well as ministering in the Crawford County Jail every Tuesday night. Doug is married to Sophia. Together they serve as traveling ministers in the Sojourners.
Delmar Lewis is a retired farmer who moved to Arkansas following his retirement. Before that, he lived and served in various congregations in Iowa. Delmar is married to Earlene, a native Arkansan.
Paul Parks is one of Pleasant Valley’s originals, having begun attending here as a very young man. Paul, with his brother Charlie, is co-owner of Park’s Brother’s Greenhouses, which ship plants all over the country. Paul is married to Claudette. Paul is very talented and, with help, constructed the shell of our Outreach Center.
Nathan Almond is an educator, coach, and family man who has been active for many years at Pleasant Valley.  He has taught the men’s Wednesday night class, brought the church Sunday morning announcements, preached sermons, and served in multiple areas as needed before he stepped into the role of elder.

 

 

 

 

 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage other by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Titus 1:5-9 (New International Version)