Dan loves to preach the Word of God and, after more than 25 years in full-time ministry, he still can’t believe he gets paid to do so! Since the summer of 2009, he has considered himself to be “livin’ a dream” by serving the Concord Road church as their Preaching Minister. In addition to his preaching and teaching ministry, Dan also likes to dabble in writing books on theology. He received his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree in Applied Theology from Southern Seminary, and he also has advanced degrees in Biblical Studies from Indiana University--Fort Wayne. He met his wife, Leola, when they were both undergraduate students at Lipscomb University way back in the late 80s and they have two grown children. On the personal side, Dan likes hiking, reading historical fiction, watching action movies, and plotting new travel adventures with Leola. Dan prefers cats over dogs and he is an avid Alabama football fan!
Patrick “Paddy” Flanagan has worked with the Concord Road family as the Youth Minister since 2007. He married his high school sweetheart, Melissa, immediately after they graduated from Freed-Hardeman University, and they have been ministering to the awesome young people at Concord Road ever since. In addition to bonding with and ministering to the young people here within the youth group, Paddy loves running ultra marathons, roasting his own coffee, and photography. He and Melissa now have two children, and by far his new favorite hobby is making his daughters giggle and grin! Paddy received his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Freed Hardeman University and his Master of Ministry degree from Harding University.
A Brief Message From Our Elders
Our only creed is Christ. Our sole source of authority for all that we do is God’s Word, the Bible, to which we are totally committed. On any matter where the Bible speaks, we are firmly committed to its commands, precepts, and principles. We are committed to the authority of the scriptures teaching salvation by grace through faith, repentance, and baptism by immersion for the remission of sins.
We are committed to the one church that Christ established, the autonomy of the local congregation, and to the New Testament pattern of worship. Each first day of the week the church assembles in worship with a-cappella singing, observance of the Lord’s supper, liberal giving, prayer, and teaching of God’s inspired word.
All Concord Road Church elders are available for counseling on Biblical and spiritual matters; we believe it is important to know and to listen to each member of the congregation; we urge one another to be considerate and accepting of others so that all can draw closer to God and become more effective servants; there is wisdom in the plurality of elders because it allows for different viewpoints and ideas; and finally, we are deeply committed to seeing that what is fed to the church is scripturally correct whether taught from the pulpit, in the classroom, or in any other teaching opportunity.
Concord Road Church of Christ Elders
---“Concord Road is a very strong “bible based” church where families can grow spiritually and have fellowship with Christians who share the common goal of following God’s word, as it is written.”
---“You will find the Concord Road family to be extremely welcoming and a true family of God in Christ devoted to diligently seeking His will and devoted to pleasing Him in all aspects.”
---“I’m honored to have been asked by the members of Concord Road to serve as one of the shepherds and hope to honor their trust by guarding the flock, helping us stay faithful to Biblical teachings, and encouraging all members to grow in their knowledge and faith of our Lord.”
---“I am so thankful that the congregation works so well together and are happy pulling in one direction at Concord Road and I hope to be a part of a group who maintains this unity for years to come.”
---"I believe there is no better place than Concord Road to worship and serve God. Our faith is Bible based on God and His promises and we strive to obey Him, relying on the fully and completely revealed word."
Concord Road Church of Christ Deacons
Safety Team/ Computers/ Video/ Media
9th to 12th Grade
World Bible School
(Kids For Christ)
Worship Service Participants
Budget and Finance
Inner City Program
Lads to Leaders & Bible Bowl
Public Relations & Advertising
New Member Orientation/ Member Involvement
2-5 Year Old Youth
Maintenance & Repairs/ Facilities and Grounds/ Marriage Mentoring
Computers/ Video/ Media
Legal Services/ Worship Committee/ Singing
Lads to Leaders & Leaderettes & HVAC/ Interior Needs
6th to 8th Grade
Social Media/ Missions
1-5th Grade Youth
Men's and Womens' Ministry
Members Assistance & Disaster & Lord's Supper
Children Bible Hour & Preschool & Outreach
HVAC System/ Interior Needs