Shane, tell us a little bit about yourself:
I was born and raised in Fall River, MA to Azorean parents. I came to faith in my first year in college. My family was experiencing a recent tragedy and a lifelong friend of mine was present by my side every step of the way. He shared the gospel with me and handed me a copy Lecrae’s Rebel album, and on my way home before the first song finished, I repented of my sin and put my faith in Christ. I enjoy reading, coffee, music, and playing piano. I also enjoy soccer, more specifically Chelsea FC out of London, England. By God’s grace I did finish college with a B.S. in Accounting from Rhode Island College in 2016, and will be pursuing a Masters at Southern Seminary in the Fall.
What would you say is a deacon’s primary role?
To serve the church by taking care of the physical and operational needs (as seen in Acts 6). In order that the elders may be able to be set apart for the ministry of the Word and prayer.
More specifically, what’s your primary role as a deacon of liturgy at MHC?
To aid in the planning, execution, and participation of congregational worship here at MHC.
What would you say is the most important thing about congregational worship?
The most important thing about congregational worship is the Word! Whether it is through prayer, song, or preaching, the Word must be at the center of our worship.
What excites you about serving the church in this way?
Being able to see members and fellow believers gather every Sunday (from the Call to Worship to the Benediction) to worship and engage with God through each element of the service.
What is your prayer and desire for gathered worship at MHC?
My prayer and desire for gathered worship at MHC is for our gatherings to be a place where believers can experience God. We depend on Him in prayer, we exalt Him in song, and we submit to Him in the hearing of the Word. My prayer is that through these elements, MHC will continue to be transformed into the image of Christ.