Elders

TEACHING ELDERS

The Teaching Elder(s)

-shall be Ministers of the Word of God, called by the Congregation, and examined, received, ordained, and installed by the Presbytery, to serve as Pastor(s) to the local church.

-shall particularly give himself to the ministry of the Word and prayer, visiting the flock as he is able, praying for and encouraging the sick and distressed, comforting the bereaved. The Senior Pastor shall be the ex-officio member of all Boards and Committees connected with the church and shall normally serve as moderator in meetings of the Session and Congregation.

The Ruling Elder(s)

-shall be biblically qualified men of the church elected by the Congregation, and appropriately ordained to this high office by the ordained Elders of the church present at the service of ordination and installation.

-shall serve as elected by the Congregation on the Session of the church. With the Pastor, they shall have spiritual oversight for all departments of the church. With the Pastor they shall pray for, plan and promote the work of the Lord through the local church. They shall be keenly alert to any deviations from the truth of Holy Scripture and shall do their best to protect the flock from false teaching and in keeping with their ordination vows they shall seek to maintain the peace and purity of the church. The Ruling Elder serves a team of three years with election to classes to be held annually. The at the end of the three year term, a Ruling Elder may choose to stand for re-election for a second three-year term. After serving two consecutive three -year terms, a Ruling Elder may not actively serve on the Session for at least one year.

The Session shall consist of the Senior and Associate Pastors together with the Ruling Elders elected by the Congregation to serve on the Session. Those elected to the office of Ruling Elder shall serve a term of three years, election to classes to be held annually. At the end of one, three year term, a Ruling Elder may choose to stand for re-election for a second three-year term. After serving two consecutive three-year terms, a Ruling Elder may not actively serve on the Session for at least a year. After being inactive for one year, a Ruling Elder must stand for re-election to the active Session or appeal in writing to the Session to be granted an additional year of inactive status. An inactive Elder whose appeal is denied must either stand for re-election or demit his office. At the first meeting of the session following the Annual Congregational Meeting they shall elect from their members a Stated Clerk to serve fore one year. The clerk may succeed himself in office. The Stated Clerk shall keep on accurate record of all Session and Congregational Meetings. He shall be responsible for the keeping of a record of the church membership, admissions, dismissions, deaths, baptisms, and ordination services. He shall carry on and maintain a record of all correspondence and such other records as may pertain to his office. He shall also have in custody any other papers, records, or other documents as directed by the Congregation or the Session. The Session shall be the executive board of the Congregation to deal with Pastor(s), employees, affiliated organizations, and any denomination. The Session will organize itself into the various ministries and committees needed to do the work of the church.

Covenant Presbyterian Church Elders

Ernie Brown, Jason Brown, Kent Brown, Jason Coffey, Dean Elwood, Jeremy Gaines, Todd Gaither, Danny Grant, Mark Griggs, Jon Harris, Ken Henry, Jim Hildebrand, Dee Hobbs, Tony Horton, Mark Lander, Tom Lowe, Adam Sanders, Tom Schreiner (Clerk of Session), Todd Smith, Jay Spalding, Mike Walker, Tracy Wright, John Wykoff