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Since we follow the New Testament, our church may seem different to some, and maybe in more ways than one. One big difference is that we do not follow or belong to any larger group or organization. 

Our Elders

We are led by older men (Elders, Bishops, Pastors are all Biblical names that apply to this office) among us following the guidelines of the New Testament (Acts 14:23, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-5). These men are servants of the Lord by leading and helping us follow the Lord all the time.

In the New Testament there were men who took on the task of preaching and teaching about Jesus. In modern times they are mistakenly called "Pastor," "Father," or "Reverend." While all of these terms are Biblical, they do not belong solely to the one who teaches about the Lord. While our preacher is also one of the Elders, the person in the front with the microphone is a teaching servant of God and under the guidance of the Elders.

Steve Hewlett John Osborn Mark Russell Craig Teel
Steve Hewlett
John Osborne
Mark Russell
Craig Teel

Our Deacons

Also in the New Testament, men were selected to help meet the needs of the growing church (similar to the teaching in Acts 6:1-7). These servants (deacons), are men who have been selected by the church who meet the qualifications for this work ( 1 Tim. 3:8-13). These servants complete an invaluable service, helping the Elders deal with more pressing spiritual matters and prayer.

Chris Ball Brian Glover Steve Sumichrast
Chris Ball
Brian Glover
Steve Sumichrast
 Jack Swims Jim Whitaker Mark Wildman
Jack Swims
Jim Whitaker
Mark Wildman