Only Christ is King and Head of the Church! He is the corner stone, and the foundation of His Church is made up of the Apostles and Prophets of old (Ephesians 2:20). These offices are extraordinary and unrepeatable, but they are not all the government which Christ has established. In addition, through His inspired Apostles, He directed that the ordinary offices of Elder and Deacon should continue in the life of His Church (Philippians 1:1).
Elders come in two types: Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders. Teaching Elders are commonly called Ministers or Pastors, and they primarily provide for the preaching and teaching need within a local congregation (Ephesians 4:11). Ruling Elders are commonly called simply by the shorthand of Elders, and they shepherd the flock, caring for the congregation, and watching over her spiritual needs (Acts 20:28). Together the Teaching and Ruling Elders make up the Session, which is charged with oversight of the ministry of the Word and prayer in the church. In other words, the elders are called and qualified by God to care for the spiritual needs of the church. At
All Elders must be selected by the congregation from those so gifted by Christ (Titus 1:5-9). The Teaching Elder (Pastor) of this Church was elected by the congregation in November 2008 to serve an open-ended term on the Session, and the Tennessee Valley Presbytery approved and installed him in August 2009. The Ruling Elders of this church are chosen from qualified male members of the church, elected by the congregation, and ordained and installed by the Session. Elder Emeritus is an honorary status conferred on sitting members of Session at their request, reducing their required workload. The Teaching Elder serves as the Moderator of the Session, and the Session elects its own Clerk and Committees.
TE Dr. C. N. Willborn, Moderator
The Class of 2014
Dr. Scott Davis
Worship Committee --Mark Buckner, Ken Senter
Christian Education Committee -- Kurt Schmidt, Bradley Clapp