Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.”  I Timothy 5:17

 

OUR ELDERS

 

Churches of Christ recognize Christ as the only head of his church (Ephesians 1: 22, 23).  Their headquarters is in heaven where He is.

 

On earth, churches of Christ, according to the New Testament pattern, are organized locally in congregations (Romans 16: 16).  Each local congregation is under the oversight of a specially qualified and appointed group of men called elders (Acts 14: 23; 20: 17).  They are also identified in the New Testament by the terms bishops/overseers (Titus 1: 5 – 9), presbytery (1 Timothy 4: 14 KJV), shepherds and pastors (1 Peter 5: 1 – 4; Ephesians 4: 11).

 

The work of the elders is to shepherd the flock (congregation), watching for their souls (Hebrews 13; 17, guarding those under their charge from false teachers, feeding the flock spiritually, and overseeing the affairs of the congregation (Acts 20: 28 – 30; Titus 1: 9 – 11).

 

 

 

 

Austin Brantley

 

Toby Cook

 

John Gardner

 


 

OUR MINISTERS

Certain ones in the local congregation have special assignments to teach and preach the word of God.  Often these men are called ministers (1 Timothy 4: 6).  They are also identified as evangelists (2 Timothy 2: 5).  Because such a one preaches the Word of God publicly, he may be called a preacher (2 Timothy 4: 2; Romans 10: 14).  Such proclaimers must exhibit the character of Christ and be an example to those whom he would instruct in God’s way ( 1 Timothy 4: 12; 2 Timothy 2: 22 – 26).

 

PREACHER

Tim West preaches regularly for the North Brandon church and teaches adult Bible classes year round.

 


 

ASSOCIATE MINISTER

 

Greg Ledbetter preaches to the congregation on occasions and regularly teaches and works with youth and young adults.