Amos Hairston, who goes by Ned (he/him), is gay, genderqueer, and a Christian, having been baptized in 1998. In 2003, he rejected the lies of the ex-gay movement with a renewed understanding of the love of God based on the scriptures and the leading of the Holy Spirit. He has since worked to help people marginalized by the traditions and teachings of their congregations to understand how much God loves them. He believes that God is Love, and love means love. God's love is the kind that does not show its "but." 

Ned is bilingual, speaking English and signing ASL. He is currently learning Biblical Hebrew with the goal of eventually learning Aramaic and Greek as well. He has an AA in Humanities from MJC and a Certificate in Jewish Context and Culture from Israel Bible Center.


Brother Ned Hairston
Email:  pastor@restorationcoc.org
Phone: (209) 353-2537

Future Leadership

Restoration Church of Christ is a new congregation. As membership grows, we will elect Elders and appoint Deacons in accordance with scripture and our bylaws.

Are you interested in leading part of the service on Sunday?

You can volunteer to lead any part of the service. Let the pastor know if you’re interested in leading singing, giving the opening prayer, or even serving communion or collecting the offering. If your chosen part involves reading scripture, there is a list below to help with your selection.

Scriptures for Each Service

Study these for your chosen part next week. You might choose a different scripture instead, this is just a list to start from. Pray on each scripture and choose one. Read your scripture on Sunday and share what the Spirit put on your heart. Then lead a prayer.

Proverbs 3:9-10
Proverbs 11:23-28
Matthew 6:25-34
Mark 12:41-44
Luke 21:1-4
Luke 6:36-38
Luke 12:33-34
Matthew 6:19-21
2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Matthew 26:26-30
Mark 14:22-26
Luke 22:14-20
1 Cor. 11:23-26
Genesis 22:7-8
Hebrews 10:5-10
Hebrews 13:11-15