The New Testament teaches us that two offices should exist within every local Church: the office of elder and the office of deacon. Elders are those biblically qualified men who serve Christ and the members of a local covenant community by leading the church. Elders exert spiritual authority over a congregation through teaching, protecting, guiding, and shepherding the people of God (1 Thessalonians 5:12). Deacons have a different role than the Elders. Deacons are biblically qualified men and women who serve Christ, the elders, and the members of a local church by meeting the practical needs of believers for the purpose of promoting unity within the congregation.
The leadership of this local church is entrusted to the Council of Elders. The elders are men from within the membership of the church who have met the biblical qualifications, exhibited a God-given desire to perform the duties of an elder, and received affirmation by the members to do so. These men are responsible for governing the church, shepherding the flock, and having oversight of the spiritual affairs of the body (1 Timothy 5:17). The elders are equal in authority but may be specialized in function.
Rick Crews: Rick Crews has been a Teaching Pastor at GRBC since May of 2011. He is a Graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has been married to his wife Alyson since 1999. Alyson and Rick have four children; Rebekah, Joshua, Caleb, and Rachel.
David Applegate Sr.: David Applegate is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Council of Elders. He and his wife Susan have been members of Green Run Baptist Church since 1983.
Ken Butler: Ken Butler is currently serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Council of Elders. He and his wife Nancy have been members of Green Run Baptist Church since 2000.
Moses Culbreath: Moses Culbreath is currently serving as a member of the Council of Elders.