The Church's Eldership Functions as Oversight of the Church

      1 Timothy 3:4-5 New International Version (NIV)

He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)

        Hebrews 13:17 New International Version (NIV)

Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.


Gordon Addington

Gordon and Louise Addington moved here after he retired from the police force in suburban Denver, CO a few years ago.  He can play the bagpipe, but is too much of a gentleman to do so. (This is based upon the definition one man gave for the word "gentleman." It is a man who knows how to play the bagpipe but doesn't.) Both are involved in the teaching ministry of this congregation.

They have two adult children and several grandchildren.


David Benedict


David and Patsy returned to Mtn. Home in 2006, having retired from ministry in California, where he served as the Media Minister for the Eastside Christian Church in Fullerton. David's experience in ministry is extensive. He has been a professor in two of our Bible colleges and has served congregations in various staff positions, including Preacher.

He is a playright, whose scripts have been published and performed, some in prestigious venues. He is, as you may conclude, a wordsmith, possessing a unique ability to express ideas in a very creative and engaging manner.

David is developing a fledgling business he calls Heritage Videos. Employing his talents in the area of video production, David records the recollections and reflections of older family members so as to preserve their heritage and wisdom for succeeding generations. The business also produces video presentations for church promotions and special occasions, such as weddings.

David bade temporary farewell to Patsy, who departed this life just a few days after they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June of 2011. He anticipates their reunion in eternity by the grace of God.


Forrest Cotter

Forrest and his wife, Ivadel, have served our congregation longer than any of the leadership team couples. They have two children and several grandchildren in the congregational family. Forrest was a land developer and real estate agent for many years. He still works with heavy equipment and enjoys mowing with his tractor and brush hog. He is a big NASCAR fan.




Don Truitt

Don and Judy moved to Arkansas from Illinois in September, 2006 in order to care for Don’s parents in Horseshoe Bend.

A graduate of Abilene Christian University with a B.A. in Religious Education, Don spent over 30 years as a youth minister or preacher for several congregations in Texas, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.   Don and Judy were part of a church-planting team in Oshkosh, WI.  He also served as Director of Net Missions in York, NE, helping to locate teams that would plant new churches in the upper Midwest.  For three years, Don was Dean of Students at York College.  In 2000, he received his Master’s degree in Leadership. 

Upon moving to Arkansas, Don became a real estate appraiser, but has since retired from that and is now a substitute teacher.

Don served as an elder in York, NE before his return to full-time preaching in Illinois. Over the years, he and Judy have conducted classes, meetings, workshops, seminars, and retreats in Bible school teaching, marriage, family, and personal counseling.

Two different time periods, Don has done interim preaching for the Flippin Christian Church.  The Truitts have been members at CCMH since 2010.

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