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What is an Elder?

According to our understanding of 1 Timothy 5:17, elders are the leaders of the local church. As such, they should be pace-setters in spiritual matters, an example to the flock, and persons of vision and faith.

Who are our Elders?

David Cross, Luke Eure, Jerry Jarrell, Ted Murrell, John Sechrest, David Styons, Harry Wilson, Harvey Yarbrough

What does it take to be an elder?

The passages in 1 Timothy 3:1-11 and Titus 1:5-9 form the basis for the Biblical qualifications of an elder. Our expectations of an elder are that he has...

  • Spirituality – a strong Bible-based faith / is well-grounded in God's Word and prayer
  • Giftedness – needs to be gifted as a leader
  • Passion – a strong desire to serve
  • Experience – an understanding of the church and Biblical doctrine
  • Chemistry – a good working relationship with other elders and staff
  • Proven Service – has established himself through effective ministry involvement
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