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Elders

John Beeler

Mr. Beeler has been attending ICC for 42 years.  When he was a teacher at ICS, Mr. Beeler served as the Key Club and Interact Club advisor.  He has also been a bus driver for a Mariners Hospital fundraiser.  In addition to being an Elder of ICC, he has served as an usher, Deacon, choir member, Sunday School teacher, and a substitute preacher.  In 1974, the Lord showed John that he fell short of God's glory, but that God loved him.  God used the combination of the preaching of a travelling evangelist and the showing of a movie to convince him that he must place his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.  John is so glad that the Lord has drawn him to Himself, and that he belongs to Him.  

Jon DeLong

Mr. DeLong has been attending ICC since 1982.  As an Elder, he helps prepare Communion, helps oversee the Deacons, has helped with childrens ministries, and helps with technical and AV needs for Sunday morning services.  Through the ministry of ICC and with the love and prayers of friends, Jon accepted Christ and was baptized in 1978.  To contact Mr. DeLong, please email jdelong@islandchristian.org
 

Tony Hammon

Mr. Hammon has been attending ICC for 42 years.  He received a Bachelor's in Education from the University of Miami and a Master's in Education Administration from Tennessee Temple University.  He was a Marine Biology teacher, Physics teacher, and a baseball coach.  His previous roles in church include: bus driver, Sunday School teacher, current President of the Island Community Church and Island Christian School organization, serving as a deacon and is currently serving as an Elder for ICC.  Mr. Hammon also serves as the President of the International Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, is on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, a Board Member for Joshua Expeditions, Rotarian, and the Local Planning Agency.  Mr. Hammon has been married to his wife Colleen for 43 years.  Together they have four children: Troy, Stephen, Kathleen, and Trent and have 9 grandchildren.  To contact Pastor Hammon, please email thammon@islandchristian.org

Wayne Porter

Mr. Porter has been attending ICC for 42 years.  He received a Bachelor's in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College and a Master's in Sacred Music from Pensacola Christian College.  His previous roles in church include: children and youth ministry, visitation, Pastoral care, prayer chain, music/worship team, media/website/technical matters.  Mr. Porter has been married to his wife Tina since 1980 and have four daughters and two granddaughters.  To contact Mr. Porter, please email wporter@islandchristian.org

 

Pastor Pete Ihrig

Pete has been a member of Island Community Church since 2004.  He is married to Megan and has a daughter Amanda and a son Kurt, both graduates of Island Christian School.  He was the first President of the Island Christian School Board and he currently serves on the ICC Financial Advisory Board.  Pete teaches Bible and Theology classes at ICC every week.  He hold a B.S., and M.A., and is finishing a Master of Divinity at Liberty University.  Pete is also on staff of Cru as an executive coach to Christian leaders. To contact Mr. Ihrig, please email pihrig@islandchristian.org

Mike Roll

Mr. Roll has been attending ICC since 1999.  Mike accepted Christ in 1986 and is honored to be serving as an Elder for ICC.  Before becoming an Elder, he served as a Deacon of ICC from 2011-2014.  Mike and his wife Cheryl have three children and 3 grandchildren.  He has passion for small groups and is currently serving on the Life Groups Committee.

 

 

 

Description of what an Elder is at ICC:

    
Scripture gives clear guidelines for the office of Elder.
1 Timothy 3 Gives the following guidelines for the office of an Overseer (Bishop or Elder):
      1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self–controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.
 
The Apostle Paul gives the following instruction about Elders
   Titus 1:6 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. 7 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. 8 Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self–controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
 
The process for selecting Elders at ICC is as follows:
Elders may be installed in office by a unanimous vote of the Board of Elders.  An elder may be removed from office by a unanimous vote of the other elders.