Berean Bible Church is led by its elders. The Holy Spirit teaches us in Philippians 1:1 that the church is composed of saints, deacons and elders. The saints or Christians are part of the body of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23). A Christian is one who has believed that Jesus Christ is God, that He died for our sins, was resurrected and is now in heaven. A Christian is one who has repented of his or her sins and has given his or her life to God.
Deacons and Deaconesses
Deacons and deaconesses are men and women who meet the biblical qualifications given in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. The first deacons appear in Acts 6:1-7. They were selected to make sure that the Hellenistic widows were feed daily. They were servants or helpers to the apostles and now to the elders. They are to serve the congregation (Acts 6:1-7; Rom. 16:1-2) as directed by the elders or the overseers (1 Tim. 5:17; Heb. 13:17).