Simply put, a church elder is a man called by God to be an overseer.
According to the Bible, elders are to be known for their prayer life (1 Tim. 2:8), modeling Christ-like service (Matt. 20:26–28; 1 Pet. 5:2), and being practically responsible in their homes, as well as in the workplace (1 Tim. 3:4–7).
Not just any man can serve as an elder—they must be qualified to do so.
The qualifications of elders are laid out in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:5–9.
Elders are synonymously called overseers. An overseer is one who pastors the church like a shepherd herds his flock (Acts 20:28; Eph. 4:11; 1 Pet. 5:2). An elder shepherds the flock under his care.
I thank God for the people he put in my life that got me back to reading the Bible and restoring my relationship with the Lord. Sometime around 1991 God lead us to Plano Christian Church where we have been able to serve others. My wife Jenifer and I, with the help of many others, have been blessed to minister to the elderly at the Hillside Nursing Home in Yorkville. I know the short meditations and singing the old hymns with them and listening to the messages helped them reflect on their walk with Jesus.
My wife Jenifer and I have been married since 1978. We have lived in Big Rock since 1988. We have a daughter, Chelsey.
Serving God’s church at PCC has been a joy in my life. I enjoy working with others up front or behind the scenes to help the worship service go smoothly so others can focus on God.
I worked for AT&T for over 39 years. God blessed me with a great job there.
Over the years it has been great to serve with others and to share in their passion for the lost and to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Jesus filled me with His Life-giving Spirit in 2007. That was when my life became something new. Since then, my life and the life of my family, has become naturally supernatural. In 2004, I had the pleasure of marrying my best friend, Christy Motley. We have 2 amazing children, Keira and Kyla, who are passionate about Jesus and love to worship Him. The anointing my Father in Heaven has placed on me is to bring the Kingdom of Heaven wherever I go. My assignment is to replicate Jesus’ ministry in every area. Jesus healed everyone, set people free from demonic oppression, loved the unlovable, and replicated Himself in 120 people at Pentecost. Therefore, true discipleship, is replication. As an Elder at Plano Christian Church, my commitment to you is to train you in the ways of Jesus, so that you can train others, and we will all be the people of the Light. “I am telling you the Truth: those who believe in me will do what I do-yes, they will do even greater things, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12) GNT