After much prayer and an extensive selection process, our Elder Council is pleased to present the following candidate to serve in the role of Elder for The Church at Brook Hills.
Phillip Wiginton and his wife, Beverly, have been married since 1981 and are the parents of two adult children. They have been members of Brook Hills since 2014. Phillip professed faith in Christ at the age of 22. He works as the Director of Data Management for Vulcan Value Partners. He currently leads a men’s small group on Tuesday nights, serves on the Small Group Leadership Team and as a communion table host, and attends a small group on Sunday mornings led by Ralph Dewberry, one of our current Elders. Phillip enjoys singing and playing guitar and serves on the board of both Spear International and Rick and Mick Ministries. He considers his spiritual gifts to include teaching, administration, giving, and mercy. Regarding the condition of his marriage, Phillip said:
“Our marriage has never been stronger. My wife is my best friend… we are very much in love.”
Phillip also has a clear understanding of the role of an elder. He wrote:
“The elders are qualified men, chosen by God, affirmed by church leadership and the membership, to shepherd the body of Christ that meets together at Brook Hills. These men are responsible to God and to the church membership to provide pastoral care and protection. Elders are responsible to teach the Word of God and to model Christ-like character.”
We asked Phillip a few questions to help us all as a faith family get to know him better as we consider him for this vital role.
What do you love most about Brook Hills?
“We have found Brook Hills to be a place where we can grow as followers of Christ and to have opportunities to serve. We attend a wonderful small group on Sunday mornings where there is biblical teaching, friendship and community. The men in the Tuesday night small group walk through life with me, supporting me through prayer and accountability. They have become an important part of my walk with the Lord.”
What aspect of shepherding ministry are you particularly looking forward to?
“The Lord has been so gracious to me and my family, as we have grown as a couple, raised our children and now having blessed us with a granddaughter. I look forward to being used by the Lord to pray for and support small group leaders and those in their groups as we all grow in our walk with the Lord and make disciples together.”
What is God teaching you these days from His Word?
“The men's group is currently studying Scriptures related to developing a biblical worldview, how the Lord has justified us, has given us his Holy Spirit as a down payment on our future redemption, how the Lord is faithful to continue His work in our lives as He sanctifies us and ultimately as He transforms us to be like Him, when He returns and completes His work in us. As we look forward to what is in store, it impacts how we live and serve the Lord today.”
We are excited to present Phillip Wiginton to you and ask you to join us in prayerfully considering him for this role of elder. If you are a member of this faith family, you are asked to express any biblical concerns you may have with this candidate. To do so, please contact the Elder Selection Team no later than Sunday, May 12. You may contact them via phone at (205) 313-7720 or send an email to email@example.com, at which point a team member will respond to your concerns appropriately. Following a two-week period of prayer and consideration, a vote of affirmation for Phillip will be taken during each Worship Gathering on Sunday, May 19.
For a list of current elders, visit brookhills.org/elders.