Jesus calls qualified men to lead his church as elders, also called pastors.
At Bent Creek Baptist Church, elders follow the qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. These include praying, studying Scripture, leading the vision of the church, caring for the people of the church, teaching, living lives that are exemplary, and developing other leaders.
Our Elders who are currently serving are:
Brent Besosa (chair), Ken Knapp, Sam Bennett, Porter Jennings.
Deacons, or “servants,” were first mentioned in Acts 6. As the burden of ministry grew for the early church, elders appointed deacons to assist the elders’ responsibilities.
Our Deacons who are currently serving are:
Kevin Epley (chair), Don Fender, Joshua Payne, Mike Crowell, Joel Barnwell, Ed McGlamery Jr.