Samuel L. Bates
God has blessed me with the opportunity to serve at several different congregations. I served as a deacon at the Central Avenue Church of Christ in Fairborn, Ohio; as a deacon and elder at the Corder Road Church of Christ in Warner Robins, Georgia; as an elder at the Fairfax Church of Christ in Fairfax, Virginia; and I have served as an elder here at the Manassas Church of Christ since 2009.
Venessa and I have three sons and one grandson (Liam). Eugene, Nathan, and his wife Sarah live and work in the Northern Virginia area and are members of the Manassas Church of Christ. Emanuel is a very talented artist and musician currently living in Florida.
My hobbies include fishing, auto repair and music.
William H. Booth
We have three children: Ann Flower who is a member of the Manassas congregation along with her husband Jon.; William H. (Will) Booth Jr. who lives with his wife Ryan in Santa Fe, New Mexico where they worship at a small faithful congregation; Valerie who also is a member of the Manassas congregation.
Rebecca and I moved to the Manassas area with our children in 1995 and started attending the Manassas Church of Christ. I was served as a deacon from 1997-1999 and have served as an Elder for the congregation since 2000.
James David Button II
I was born in October 1944 to James David and Elizabeth Clementine Button in Hopewell, Virginia. I became a Christian in April 1956 in Hopewell.
I have served as an elder at the Manassas Church of Christ since 2003. I have spent my entire professional career as a school teacher in the Manassas area, having started teaching in 1968, and having moved to Manassas in 1974.
I married Beverly Luz in 1973 in Springfield where our families attended the Springfield Church of Christ. We have two children, James David Button, III and Elizabeth Lee Button.
My hobbies consist of reading with a special emphasis on the War Between the States, particularly the Army of Northern Virginia, and touring area Civil War Battlefields. I am also a volunteer at both the Manassas Museum and at Prince William Hospital.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:29 (NIV)