Did you know that the Brock, Clemons and Evans families have been impactful with the leadership of Red Oak United Methodist church? These families are all connected by blood and their love for the Lord. They have a long history at Red Oak UMC starting with Daniel Webster Evans Sr. who was a co-founder of Red Oak. He was the father of twelve children. Four of his daughters, Etherlene Johnson, Florence Miller, Pinkie Evans and Luella Clemons were very active in several areas of the church, including teaching Sunday school, the Women’s Society, the Women’s Prayer Band, the Senior Usher Board, the Communion Staff, and the list goes on.
Under this lineage, several members of these families stand out as leaders in the church community: Larry and Michael Brock can be seen in the pulpit as a part of the Red Oak UMC ministerial staff. Oscar James Clemons, Sr. has held numerous positions and was instrumental in negotiating the building of the parsonage on Spivey Rd. Howard Edward Evans served as President of the United Methodist Men. David Evans was the chairperson of the building committee in 1991. Did you know that Alice Brock and Joann Evans staged the first ever calendar Tea? Carmen Clemons served in finance and worked with Anthony Lemon starting the CD/Tape ministry.
Ernestine Anderson has chaired and been an active member of the Finance Committee for many years. She has also served in the nursery, the Kitchen Ministry, and an usher captain. In addition, Bernice McCullers has been a dedicated member of the Hospitality Committee by serving the Red Oak Church families and the surrounding community. Members of these families continue the legacy of actively working throughout the church today.