Elders and Decons

Elders

  • Troy Burns
  • Vern Young

The leadership of this church, under the control of the Holy Spirit, is vested in the Elders serving on the Board of Oversight. Each Elder serving on the Board of Oversight must be an active member of this church and possess the qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. The elders are responsible for shepherding and having oversight over the congregation. The specific duties of the Elders serving on the Board of Oversight are as follows:

a. To elect a chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer and appoint officers for Faith Bible Church, Inc. In accordance with the statutes of the State of Missouri. The Secretary and Treasurer may be appointed from the general membership of the church.
b. To establish policies and determine practices for the church.
c. To hear and consider all reports and recommendations submitted by pastors, councils, committees and staff.
d. To assist the Pastor/Teacher in the administration of all ordinances including, but not limited to, baptism and communion.
e. To appoint and remove such pastors, officers and staff as may be deemed appropriate.
f. To exercise general oversight of financial matters of the church.
g. To exercise general oversight over church property.
h. To acquire or dispose of all real or personal property of any kind.
i. To provide for the discipline of erring members when such is deemed necessary.

Deacons & Deaconesses

  • Steve Lucas

Deacons shall consist of members possessing the qualifications described in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and shall be selected by the Board of Oversight and confirmed at the annual business meeting or at special meetings as set forth in Article VIII.  The deacons shall assist the Elders in shepherding the saints, assist the Pastor at communion and baptismal services, aid in the general spiritual care of the church, and perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Oversight.

A deacon shall be a man of dignity, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not fond of sordid gain, holding to the mystery of the Faith with a clear conscience, first tested and found beyond reproach.

Deaconesses shall consist of members of this church and shall be selected by the Board of Oversight and confirmed at the annual business meeting.  They shall prepare the communion elements, assist the Pastor at baptismal services and in the general spiritual care of the church, and shall assist in the care of the sick and needy.  A deaconess shall be dignified, not a malicious gossip, temperate and faithful in all things.