are men who meet qualifications that God has laid down in 1 Tim. 3:1-7 and
Titus 1:5-9. These are men of wisdom and maturity. Their work is to oversee
the local church (1 Pet. 5:1-3). While that includes many tasks, the primary role
they have is watching for the souls of those who are members of the local
church (Heb. 13:17).
are the four elders of the El Bethel Church of Christ. George Gibbs
was appointed in May 1996. Donnie V. Rader was appointed October 2004.
and Larry Hornaday were appointed
From L-R: Mitchell Mooneyham, Donnie V. Rader, George Gibbs, and Larry
Deacons are men who meet
the qualifications laid down by God in 1 Tim. 3:8-13). These are mature and
responsible men who serve under the oversight of the elders (1 Pet. 5:1-3).
The word deacon means servant. These are special servants who carry out many
of the important task that elders assign to them.
Below are the five deacons
of the El Bethel Church of Christ.
From L-R: Evan Lancaster,
Doug Pyrdum, David Gipson, Gary Gibbs, and Kevin