Elders

In each congregation, which has existed long enough to become fully organized, there is a plurality of elders or presbyters who serve as the governing body. These men are selected by the local congregations on the basis of qualifications set down in the scriptures (1 Timothy 3:1-8). Serving under the elders are deacons, teachers, and evangelists or ministers. The latter do not have the authority equal to or superior to the elders. The elders are shepherds or overseers who serve under the headship of Christ according to the New Testament, which is a kind of constitution. There is no earthly authority superior to the elders of the local church.

Here are the elders currently serving our congregation:

Glenn Holland

  • Born on September 23, 1950 in Raleigh
  • Immersed into Christ in 1967
  • Married to Fran
  • Served as elder for the Raleigh Church of Christ from 2001 to present

Bob Platt

  • Born in Whitesboro, New York
  • Immersed into Christ in 1980 in Utica, New York
  • Married to Margaret
  • Served as elder for the Raleigh Church of Christ from 2014 to present

Lawson M. (Mac) Safley, Jr.

  • Born on January 13, 1950 in Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • Immersed into Christ in 1963
  • Married to Pamela
  • Served as elder for the Raleigh Church of Christ from 2007 to present