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Church Elders

The officers of the church are the minister in charge, who is ordained to proclaim the gospel and administer the sacraments and the elders who are members of the session, who are elected and ordained as the representatives and leaders of the people.

Class of 2021
John Cox
PJ Jowers
Ramona Martin
Class of 2022
Larry Bryant
Tammy Mohundro
Mrs. Kelly Shepherd
Class of 2023
Jan Culbreath
Trish Irby

Adrienne Walters
Rev. Paul Earheart-Brown
Charlie Trapp 

The Office of Elder

Elders are the immediate representatives of the people, elected by them to share with ministers in the government and leadership of the church. The elders who comprise the session share with the minister in charge in the pastoral oversight of the particular church.

In caring for and leading the congregation which they serve, elders shall be particularly attentive to persons who have not confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, those who are spiritually weak, and those who need to be instructed in the faith.  They shall visit the people in their homes, praying with and for them, especially for the sick, those who mourn, and others in need. They should encourage the people by word and example to share in the worship, study, witness and service of the church through a faithful stewardship of their time, talents, and money.  They should inform the pastor of any concerns that need his or her attention.

Persons who fill the office of elder may be male or female, young or old.  Elders share in the same vocation that belongs to all Christians to be witnesses to the gospel, but the vocation of this office places an additional responsibility of leadership upon them.  They should exemplify the gospel by their good character, sound faith, wisdom, maturity of judgement, discretion, conversation, knowledge of the doctrine and government of the church, and competency to perform the duties of the office.