(Left to Right, Row 1:) Bob Adkisson, Albert Bromley, Don Doran, Donnie Gean
(Row 2:) Eddie Hardin, Mark Massey, Herb Stewart
The New Testament Church gives example of elders (also recognized as bishops or shepherds) who led through being peacemakers, prayer warriors, teachers, leaders by example, and decision makers.
Passages that indicate the spiritual qualifications of elders include (but are not limited to:)
1 Tim 3:1-13; Tit 1:5-9; 1 Pet 5:1-5; Eph 4:11-16; Heb 13:7,17; John 13:1-20; John 10:1-19; Matt 20:20-28; Luke 22:24-27