We believe that the local church is the pillar and ground for all church age doctrines (I Timothy 3:15).The local church is a body of called out believers in Christ who assemble for teaching and fellowship with God which consists in prayer and the Lord's Table (Acts 2:42). The local church is to protect the Word of God through sound bible based teaching. The local church is also the base from which missionaries are sent forth to teach the gospel (Acts 1:8, 20:1ff, Hebrews 10:25). Paul and his team were missionaries sent out to preach the gospel (Galatians 1:2, I Corinthians 1:2, Ephesians 1:1, Philippians 1:1, Acts 13-28).
We believe the Bible teaches that the offices of Pastor-Teacher and Deacons are to be filled by males only. We do not believe in females holding the position of pastor or deacon. Any other office in the church may be held by an appointed man or woman. ( I Timothy 3:1-16, Acts 6, I Timothy 2:12, Ephesians 4:11-16, Acts 20, Titus 1:6-9, I Peter 5:1-5, Revelation 2-3). The moderator of all business meetings will be the chairman of the Board of Deacons.
The head of the Board is the Pastor-Teacher and he appoints deacons as the congregation makes known their candidates. He seeks to appoint men of integrity and who are trustworthy based upon their past performance, attendance in prayer and Bible classes, enthusiasm about the ministry and reputation among the congregation members.
The Pastor-Teacher shall work with the Deacons in the decision making processes required to keep the ministry operating.