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:
Aaron Creasman (chair), Paul Jenkins (vice-chair), Jeremy Ballard, Sam Bennett, Brian Davis, and Richard Glass.
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:
John Criss, Don Fender, and Daniel Byers