Family Ministry


Because we care for you and your family, the pastor and deacons of Eastlake Fellowship are committed to the Deacon Family Ministry Plan. We want to make certain that every member and family in our church experience the love and support of the whole congregation. We want to be known throughout our community as a loving and caring church.

  • What is the Deacon Family Ministry Plan? It is a plan through which the deacons can join the pastor and church staff in ministering to the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of each church member and family. The resident church families are divided into groups of families and they are assigned to a deacon who will minister to them over a period of time.
  • A part of each deacon's meeting is spent praying about specific needs of families and in rejoicing over needs met and victories won. Another part of the meeting may be used in developing deacon's skills in ministering to family needs.
  • How can a deacon help you? Of course, you are the only one who can answer that question. However, there are some specific ways your deacon wants to try to help:
  1. Visiting you. - The first visit will be a get acquainted visit with you and your family. However, your deacon will make other visits throughout the year when someone in your family is in the hospital or you have sorrow or sickness in the home.
  2. Witnessing to unsaved family members. - One of your deacon's chief concerns is that every member of your family knows Christ as Savior.
  3. Rejoicing with you and your family. - Your deacon will share your joy when you celebrate important events or accomplishments in your life.
  4. Being a friend. - As your deacon listens to your troubles and concerns, you will know someone who cares.
  5. Giving support in times of crisis. - Sometimes your deacon can help you through the crisis by listening and giving support. Other times, your deacon will know someone else or a community agency that can help.
  6. Answering questions about your faith or about your church or denomination. - Your deacon will try to find the answers for you.
  7. Helping you know and have fellowship with other members and families in the church. - Your deacon will encourage you to participate in social occasions when families in the assigned group or other church members get together for fun and fellowship.
  8. Helping you find ways to serve in and through the church. - Your deacon will watch for opportunities for you to use the talents, skills, and abilities God has given you.
  9. Praying for you and with you. - Believing that you are important and believing in the power of prayer, your deacon will join with the pastor and other deacons in praying for you and each member of your family.

In the Deacon Family Ministry Plan, every member and every family has a deacon. The more effectively the plan works in our church, the closer our church will come to being a real family in Christ. Your cooperation will help make the plan work. Feel free to call your deacon. Your deacon will seek to help you or link you to another helping person.

Deacon Chairman

Don Dison

Don Dison, Deacon Chairman


Don was raised in a Christian family, growing up in West Texas. He accepted Christ as my personal savior while attending the University of Houston in 1966.


His career required that he live and work in many countries around the world including rare places like Papua New Guinea. He witnessed God's love everywhere he has been. In his 70's, he is still an active pilot and fisherman.


Now semi-retired, my wife Lynne and I are devoted to our church family. I invite you to visit us at East Lake Fellowship. If I can help you in any way please call me. 512-864-4486

Deacon Vice chairman

Eric Woodrum

Eric was born in Mullens, WV, graduated from Camp Zama Japan DOD High School. He received an Associate of Health Sciences degree from Kaplan University. He served proudly as a Combat Medic and retired as a 1SG from the Military in 2013 after 24 years of dedicated service.


Denice was born in Houston, TX, graduated from Trinity High School, Trinity, TX. She served as a paraprofessional in Special Education, Art, and P.E. Teacher. She graduated from Career Point College with her Licensed Vocational Nursing in 2012.


They are blessed with 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 sons in laws. Daughter Katharine and Israel Gutierrez with two girls, Emily, and Mia. Daughter Hannah and Ben Vega with three girls, Akira, Isabell, and Emily. Son Mathew Hatfield with two boys, Noah and Kyllian. Daughters Meghan Woodrum and Rebecca Hatfield.


They both Love the outdoors, camping, fishing, wood working as well as other individual crafts and crocheting. We also enjoy time with our 3 dogs Jayke and Olivia which are large yellow and black labs and Dallas a much smaller mix breed. Of course, they are all lap dogs!!


James Tilley

James Tilley
James was born in Texas City. When his Dad retired from the
Fire Department in Texas City they moved to Silver Creek in
East Lake Buchanan. James and his wife, Mary are members of
the East Lake Buchanan Volunteer Fire Dept. James has served
as Fire Chief for more than 20+ years, Mary serves as Treasurer.
Both James and Mary are active in the Community. James and
Mary both work full time. James has worked at the local
propane company for over 30 years and Mary works at
Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co. in Marble Falls.
James and Mary have two adult daughters, Jamie and Julie.
They have both been baptized at East Lake Fellowship. In 2005
James and Mary rededicated their lives and were baptized
James serves as a Deacon at East Lake Fellowship and Mary as
a Children's Sunday School Teacher and both work in the
Audio/Visual booth on a rotational assignment preparing
PowerPoint presentations and operating the sound equipment for
the Sunday morning worship services.

J. Nelson Brock

Nelson was born and raised in Levelland, Texas and studied at South Plains College and received a BBA Degree in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 1966.


Worked as an Accountant for Frito-Lay in Dallas 1968-1975 and then became President-Manager of the Frito Employees Federal Credit 1975-1989. He took early retirement and moved to Burnet with his parents in 1989. He met Raquel in 1991 and they were married in 1994. After they were married they lived in Burnet for a few months and then moved to Raquel’s home in Silver Creek. He was recruited to be the Treasurer for the East Lake Buchanan VFD before they moved to Silver Creek and have been active in community affairs since coming to the Silver Creek area and Nelson received the ELB Community Association “Citizen of the Year” Award in 1998.


Nelson accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior when he was in High School. Raquel and Nelson joined East Lake Fellowship, formerly The First Baptist Church of Silver Creek and were baptized April 26, 1998. Nelson was ordained as a Deacon on October 22, 2006. In addition to being a Church Deacon, Nelson served as the Church Treasurer 2013-2017, and work in the Audio/Visual booth on a rotational assignment preparing PowerPoint presentations and operating the sound equipment for the Sunday morning worship services.