|Phil Blevins - Elder||Delmer Farmer - Elder||Bill Kittrell - Elder||Joe Scroggin - Elder||Bill Haywood - Minister|
In the New Testament local congregations are to be overseen by a plurality of elders (1 Peter 5:1—4). Elders are spiritually minded family men who are mature in Christ (1 Timothy 3:1—7). In the New Testament the office of elder, pastor (shepherd), and overseer (bishop), are all the same office (Acts 20:17; 28). The different terms express the various nuances of an elders work. Ultimately elders are to exercise the authority of Jesus, as they recognize Him as the only Head of the church (Ephesians 1:22—23). The most important work that elders do is to look out for the souls of the local members, for one day they will give an account to the Lord (Hebrews 13:17).
The church is the family of God (1 Timothy 3:15) and the local congregation is made up of individual households. As such the elders recognize the importance of strong families. To that end the elders encourage and expect everyone that can to fully participate in all the activities of the church (from Bible Class to a Soup and Bean Supper). All of the activities are designed to help families draw closer to the Lord, draw closer to one another within the home and draw closer to one another within the family of God.