Senior Adults & Pastoral Care

Light Bearers  -  Special Social Events  -  Pastoral Care  -  Food Closet  -  Joyful Sound  -  Threads of Hope  -  Builders for Christ

Senior Adults

Light Bearers

The Senior Adult Ministry of Deep Creek Baptist Church, Called the Light Bearers, seeks to promote a clear understanding of the unique gifts, and fully utilize the expert abilities of adults, 55 years of age and older.

Senior Adults are an invaluable resource to the church, as they have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and generally more flexibility in arranging their daily lives in order to support the mission and purpose of Jesus Christ.

In depth Bible study fellowships are conducted for Senior Adults on Sunday Morning, Wednesday evening, as well as, other times for special studies.

Senior Adults are faithfully serving in every major ministry at Deep Creek Baptist Church. They serve as Bible teachers, committee chairpersons, deacons and ushers. The Senior Adults are also actively involved in our Sunday morning Celebration Choir and our seasonal productions. Joyful Sounds, our Senior Adult Choir, ministers in music at local nursing homes and hospitals.

Special Social Events

Each month, Salt & Light Bearers come together to enjoy special social events such as musicals at local theaters, concerts, tapings of Christian television programs and special lunches. Trips are also made to places like Rocky Hock Playhouse in historic Edenton, NC, Senior Adult Conferences in Gatlinburg, TN and Eagle Erie Conference Center in NC. The Senior Adult Ministry has also sponsored a 12 day trip to visit holy sites in Israel and Jordan.


Hospital & Home Care

Particular care is extended to the home bound. Hospital visits are conducted on weekly and home bound visits are made monthly.

Prayer Support

We’re here to pray with you and for you. Prayer and counseling are offered on an as needed basis.

Weddings & Funerals

Assistance for weddings and funerals is offered and will be considered on an individual basis.


Food and Clothing Closet

The food and clothes closet is open every Tuesday from 10AM-Noon. We need volunteers to assist with sorting and packing food and clothes for families, greeting the visitors and maintaining records of each visit, grocery shopping, and more!

Joyful Sound

Senior adult singing group that meets on Wednesdays at 11:00am to sing, pray and love the Lord together. They share their faith by singing at nursing homes and assisted living facilities around the South Hampton Roads area.

Threads of Hope

Crochet group that meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 to crochet afghans and prayer shawls for hospice and ICU patients, make salvation dolls for missionaries to use with children here and in other countries and also support the Crisis Pregnancy Center through various projects. No crochet experience is necessary to join the group. They will teach anyone who comes how to crochet!

Builders for Christ

DCBC Builders for Christ

DCBC Builders for Christ is a group of men, women and children serving our Lord Jesus Christ in the mission field of church construction. We help churches build their buildings by providing and coordinating volunteer labor for cabinet construction, food preparation and other required services. Our teams consist of volunteers from all walks of life including retired senior adults, students, contractors, homemakers, professionals and fire fighters. There is a job for everyone. All we need are servant hearts and willing hands. Contact Cully Culpepper for further information, 487-2182.

All questions regarding the Senior Adult Ministry should be directed to Diana Caldwell or Larry Ryals, at 757-487-2182.

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Larry Ryals

Larry Ryals

Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care