Role of a Preacher
The role of the preacher in the church is seen in two things: the designations used in the Bible for him and the duties defined for him in the New Testament.
The Designations Used in the Bible
“Evangelist” (2 Timothy 4:5)
An evangelist is a “bringer of good tidings,” or a “messenger of good.” He is one who brings the good news of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
“Preacher” (Romans 10:14)
A preacher is one whose duty it is to make public proclamations. In the ancient Greek world from which the New Testament idea comes, he was characterized as an individual who could speak loudly and clearly so as to be understood at a distance (Habakkuk 2:2). Also, this herald was to deliver the message which had been given by one in authority. The preacher delivers God’s message. Moreover, the Greeks understood that a “preacher” had to be precise in delivering the message exactly as he had received it. The gospel preacher must be one who clearly, forcefully, and accurately delivers to man God’s message of reconciliation (Matthew 4:4; Acts 20:27).
The Duties Defined in the New Testament
- “Do the work of an evangelist” and “fulfill your ministry” (2 Timothy 4:5)
- “Preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2)
- Be faithful regardless of personal costs (1 Timothy 1:3; 5:21; 2 Timothy 4:2, 5)
- “Study” (2 Timothy 2:15)
- Pray and teach others to pray (1 Timothy 2:1, 2)
- Train others to preach the word (2 Timothy 2:2)
- Provide an example of Christian living (1 Timothy 4:12)
“I am humbled by the responsibility of preaching God’s Word, and am grateful for the opportunity to be working with the 9th Avenue church of Christ.”
A native of the Show Me State, Adam Faughn is the pulpit minister for 9th Avenue. Married to the former Leah Moon, he is blessed with two children: Mary Carol and Turner. Adam is proud to be from a Christian family, with preachers, elders, Bible school teachers, and ladies’ day speakers all throughout his family.
Adam was raised in Dexter, Missouri and attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, where he received a B.A. degree in history, as well as his teaching license. He began working in the ministry as a part-time youth minister for the Somerville (Tennessee) church of Christ. After about two years there, he moved to Haleyville and served 9th Avenue as youth minister for nearly 7 years.
Following this, Adam moved to Nashville, Tennessee and was the pulpit minister for the Lebanon Road church of Christ for 6 1/2 years, before returning to 9th Avenue to fill the pulpit.
Adam’s favorite books of the Bible are Job, James, and John, and he loves preaching and writing on helping families. He and his family run A Legacy of Faith, which is a website and podcast designed to help families. Adam has published a few books and has also been published in several brotherhood periodicals. In his free time, he enjoys reading, listening to podcasts and music, and keeping up with the world of sports. But his favorite leisure activity is simply being at home with his family.
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“I hope that through the work of the young people at 9th Avenue that we can impact the citizens of Haleyville in a way that will allow them to see that we put God first in our lives.”
Our youth minister, Tyler Hallman was born in Haleyville, AL in 1986 and grew up as part of the 9th Avenue Youth group and church family. He moved to Tuscaloosa in 2006 where he began his study in Marketing at The University of Alabama. Tyler graduated in December of 2008. In 2011, he married the former Emma Anne McCain of Lexington, AL. They expanded their family on May 23rd, 2014, when Parker Reid Hallman was born.
Prior to working here at 9th Avenue, Tyler worked at CB&S Bank in Russellville, AL, where he was the training coordinator.
Tyler’s hobbies are playing golf, watching sports, and spending time with his family. One of his favorite things to do is travel with his family. He loves seeing new places and learning new things.
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