Our Leadership

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LEADERSHIP

Our elders serve as the primary leaders of Waller Mill Bible Church focused on teaching, preaching, prayer, and the strategic direction of the church for God's glory. 

The polity of Waller Mill Bible Church could be summarized as Elder-led, Deacon-served, and Congregation-governed.  God has ordained that Biblically qualified elders (as defined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9) must lead, feed, oversee, and protect the local church.  God has ordained that Biblically qualified deacons (as defined in 1 Timothy 3:8-13; cf. Acts 6:1-7) must serve the local church by handling such administrative and service details that arise so that the elders may not get distracted from their key functions of teaching the scriptures and of prayer.  And God has ordained that the congregation be involved in the authorization of certain decisions that affect the local church, such as appointing leaders (Ac 6:1-7), finances (1 Corinthians 9; 2 Corinthians 8-9), and church discipline (Matthew 18: ; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Corinthians 2:6-11).

Craig Akins, Elder

Craig serves as a lay elder at WMBC. He grew up in Gadsden, Alabama and
was ‘in and out’ of church from the 1960’s through the 1980’s. Craig
responded in faith to the gospel and was baptized in 1990 upon hearing of
the Sovereign Grace of God at Grace Church in Franklin, Tennessee. His
wife of 40 years, Karen, came slowly over the years to faith in Christ. Craig
and Karen have two grown children in their 30’s, both married, and one
granddaughter. Craig retired in June 2020 after 46 years in various sales
and executive positions with Coca-Cola and other related beverage supplier
companies. He and Karen moved to Williamsburg in 2007 and Craig has
been a member of WMBC since 2010. 

Contact Craig at akinsmc@gmail.com.

 

Brian Peak, Elder

Brian serves as a lay elder at WMBC. He grew up in southern California attending church regularly without a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Brian, and his wife Cheryl, responded in faith to the gospel in 1997 while attending a United Methodist Church in North Carolina. Living in Maine a few years later, he and his wife (Cheryl) were led to an independent Baptist church where they learned of the command for believer's baptism, which they, along with their daughters, obeyed by water immersion. Cheryl serves WMBC in various capacities. Their daughters, now adults, both serve the Lord. Brian works in the medical profession as a nurse practitioner in a cardiology practice. He and Cheryl have been members of WMBC since 2012.“
Contact Brian at bpeak001@gmail.com.

 

Deacons 

Waller Mill Bible Church Deacons are a team of men who have faithfully met the Biblical qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy   

Deacons are elected by the church body to serve the Lord by ministering to the body and assisting the elders in building up the church through prayer and Godly counselTheir responsibilities include overseeing the maintenance of our facility, serving Communion, and disbursement of benevolence funds.