The word “deacon” simply means “servant" or "minister". There is a sense in which this description should fit all Christians. However, God has also ordered that there be a specific position in the church for deacons. These men serve the church in various ways. The men who hold the office of a deacon are servants at heart and they work diligently for the good of the church. Scripture also tells us that those who desire to be deacons must meet certain qualifications. These qualifications can be found in I Timothy 3:8-13. The Northwest church of Christ is blessed with five wonderful men who serve as our deacons. 

  • Bob Dismuke

    Bob Dismuke serves Northwest as a deacon in the areas of security and building upkeep. He also worked in the area of evangelism for many years. Bob and his wife Sharon have two daughters: Lori Bridges and Kimberly Dismuke. They have been members of Northwest for 25 years and Bob has served as a deacon for 8 years (he also served 10 years as a deacon for another congregation). Bob owns "Cache Rd. Realty & Dismuke Properties" and also "Dismuke Insurance". Bob loves to travel and particularly he enjoys cruises. Bob spent many years traveling the U.S. teaching congregations how to evangelize and how to use the Safety Chain.  He was campaign coordinator for 10 years. Northwest is blessed by his service. 

  • Mike Moreno

    Mike Moreno has been a member at Northwest since 2012 and has served the Northwest congregation as a deacon since 2020. Mike's main area of service is overseeing the young adult program. He and his wife, Meagan, have been married since 2017 and reside in the small community of Fletcher, just north of Lawton. Mike is a social studies teacher, head softball coach, and Athletic Director of Fletcher Public Schools. Formerly, Mike served in the US Army, spending one tour deployed to Iraq during OIF in 2003. His daughter, Chealsity, and her husband D'Shaun live in Stillwater while D’Shaun attends OSU. Mike also enjoys being 'pappy' to his grandson, Dwayne. Mike's hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling with his wife, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, reading, and coaching his athletes year-round. 

  • Todd Bridges

    Todd Bridges serves this congregation as an deacon in the area of evangelism and also as the campaign coordinator. Todd and his wife Lori have been members of Northwest for 22 years. Todd has been a deacon for 3 years. He and Lori have a son named Connor and a daughter named Anslee. Todd is a dentist and his hobbies consist of: hunting, fishing, hiking, working out with Lori, and vacationing with his family to places outside of the United States. Todd is a blessing to Northwest. 

  • Doug Embry

    Doug is a Lawton native. He worshiped for 31 years at the Cache Church of Christ. Doug is married to Tiffany. They are the proud parents of their son, Matthew. The Embry family has called Northwest home since January 2021.Doug works for a local soda company. His hobbies include watching football, playing golf and spending time with family. Doug is happy to meet new people and looks forward to welcoming new members to the Lord’s church.

  • Trace Kirkpatrick

    Trace Kirkpatrick has been a member of Northwest since 2008 and has served as a deacon since 2020.  Trace is married to Sarah and has three active boys; Nathan, Wade, and Archer.  They live in the Elgin area.  He and Sarah are both practicing veterinarians at a local clinic serving the healthcare needs of farm and companion animals.  Trace enjoys keeping up with his sons’ athletics, FFA projects, and band performances.  Trace is involved with many areas of work at Northwest and is always willing to lend a helping hand.