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One of the most (if not the most) awesome responsibilities ever given is that of "shepherd" in the Lord's church. Shepherds must watch over the souls of the Lord's flock...and one day...will stand before the Maker of the Universe to give answer concerning the sheep which were under their charge. Following in the example of the Master Shepherd, Jesus Christ, the elders must see to it that the flock is fed spiritually so that it may grow to maturity in the Lord. The bishops (as they are also called) must also stop the mouths of those who would come in and cause havoc in the Kingdom of Christ. It has been stated: The strength of a congregation can be traced to the strength found in the leadership of that church.

Our elders have selflessly devoted themselves to this great service in the Lord's kingdom. It is requested that when you read this that you will offer up prayer for our elders at Lake Forest and all who serve in this capacity everywhere in the Lord's church.

Dwayne Bennett
Dwayne Bennett
Dwayne has been a member at Lake Forest for 25 years and has served as deacon for 8 years. He coordinates activities and programs for all age groups. Dwayne has been married for 24 years and has two children. Dwayne works at AT&T as a Service Technician and in his spare time enjoys golfing, traveling, going to movies and playing church softball.
David Parsley
David Parsley
David was born and raised in Jacksonville. He has a very long history with Lake Forest and previously served as a deacon for several years. David is a state certified real estate appraiser and is in his 15th year of appraising residential properties. David and Judy own Accredited Appraisal Associates of NE FL. David has been married to Judy for 33 years and they have 1 daughter. David loves to golf on occasion and spending time with family.
Bob Sieg
Bob Sieg
Bob is a native Jacksonvillian who retired from CSX Transportation after 35 years. He has been married to Penelope (Penny) Wheelis for 41 years. Together they have two children and seven grandchildren. Bob's family has been associated with Lake Forest since 1949. Bob has served as an elder at Lake Forest for over 18 years.

Sandy Swearingen
Sanford (Sandy) Swearingen
Sandy Swearingen has been a member of the Lake Forest congregation for 44 years and has served as a deacon for 15 years with such duties as benevolence and food pantry upkeep. He has been married to Ginger for 38 years and has 3 children and 1 grandchild. Sandy works at AT&T as a Manager and enjoys golf, fishing and motorcycling.
A few passages of scripture concerning the leadership of the Lord's body: Acts 14:23, Titus 1:5, Acts 20:17, James 5:14. Shepherding: Psalm 23, John 10:11-15, Mark 6:34.
   
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