On May 2, 2021 Sugar Creek showed its support of these men and their families in a Celebration of Commitment at our Ordination Service.

These eleven ordained men committed to, and successfully completed, a year-long study of God’s Word led by Associate Pastor Clif Cummings. In April they sat for and passed Oral Examinations conducted by our Lead Pastor, Dr. Mark Hartman, and attended by current ordained Deacons, Deacon Officers, and Pastors of Sugar Creek. This is no easy task as each must be able to defend the faith during examination relying upon and reciting Scripture. Of the eleven men, two were ordained to the Gospel Ministry with the remainder now in the Deacon Ministry.


2021 Ordination Service


Sugar Creek Baptist Church Ordained Deacons unless otherwise noted.

Front Row, L-R: Dave Wethington (Gospel Ministry), Byron Perez, Mark “Moe” Malugen (Gospel Ministry), Davuth Ang, Jonathan Sartell, Michael Johnson, Kwame Larbi

Back Row, L-R: Tedd Lawson (Deacon Secretary), Steve Wood (Deacon Vice Chairman), Tiwalade Obisesan, Brandon Mabile, Clif Cummings (Associate Pastor), Ryan Johnson (Deacon Chairman), Aaron Brisendine, Rudy Espinoza