This Weeks Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-13

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Our Leaders

Grace Bible Church of Hephzibah is made up of a body of Christ that is served by two distinct offices. These two offices are elder and deacon. Our church is a pastor led congregation.  Rather than one CEO pastor who runs the entire church, our congregation is led by multiple pastors who desire to oversee, feed, and lead the church family.  This model is rooted in the New Testament structure of the early church where we see multiple pastors serving individual churches (James 5; Acts 20).

Grace Bible Church of Hephzibah operates under the oversight of a plurality of elders (pastors) and the church is served by a plurality of deacons. The deacons are gifted and set aside for ministry service and the pastors are gifted and appointed for the purpose of leadership through God’s Word.

Elders (pastors):

Bernard Harper– Pastor Bernard serves as the leader among equals, overseeing various ministries within the church and putting his main focus on the pulpit ministry—the weekly preaching of God’s Word and teaching. 

Each of our pastors oversee the vision, direction, and shepherding needs of our church family. This includes meeting together, praying together, and sharing in the physical and spiritual needs of our church family.

As God gifts our church with other men who desire the office of pastor, we add to our current group of elders who labor together to oversee the church of Jesus Christ.

Romans 3:28 | For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.