As a Presbyterian Church, Plains is led by its staff Pastors and the Session (elders), and served by the dianconate.
Campbell Silman – Assistant Pastor
Campbell is a child of Plains Church. A graduate of Zachary High School’s class of ’94, he married his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, in 1997. They now have two sons, Ben and Drew and a daughgter, Vaiden.
Campbell earned a BA in Sociology from Covenant College in 1998, followed by an M. Div from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2003.
After serving in ministry for the space of four years in Corpus Christi, Texas, Campbell and Rebecca came back home to the Plains in 2007.
Campbell has been working in youth ministry since 1999. It is his heart’s desire to see the church spiritually nurtured in the context of the covenant community. It his hope that the people of Plains would grow in their love for Christ and His Body, the Church.
As a Presbyterian church, the elders of Plains (corporately referred to at The Session) oversees the spiritual life of the church. The Session meets regularly and works to maintain communication with church members, being available for accountability, encouragement and help. Together with the diaconate (the deacons who care for the needs of the body) and the church’s pastor, this group works under a biblical model that cares for and oversees the life and ministry of Plains Church.
The office and work of the diaconate was born out of necessity in the early church. Chapter 6 of the Book of Acts gives us the account of the appointing of the first deacons, and since then deacons have served the church in many ways as the hands and feet of Jesus, ministering to the needs of the body both physical and spiritual. Our diaconate is comprised of many faithful men, members of our congregation, who care for the body of Christ as it is expressed in the fellowship of Plains Church.