Elders

Elders are called to serve among and provide spiritual protection for the Church body and are accountable to Christ and the Church membership. According to the Bible, Elders are to provide leadership for the Church through prayer, the ministry of the Word, and pastoral care, and are to set the example for all Church members by their obedience to the mission of Christ and His Church (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 6:3-4; 20:28-31; 1 Corinthians 4:14-16; 1 Timothy 3:2; 5:17; Hebrews 13:7, 17; 1 Peter 5:1-4).

Elders are selected from the adult male members of the Church as led by the Holy Spirit and affirmed by the Church membership. An Elder must have given evidence of spiritual maturity and service for an extended period of time. Elders include both staff and non-staff members.  Nominees must be a member of West Lynchburg Baptist Church for a minimum of one (1) year.