Elders

For a detailed explanation of the roles of elders and deacons in the church, please refer to our article, “Elders and Deacons,” by clicking here.

Synonymously called “pastors,” “bishops,” and “overseers” in the New Testament, elders are responsible for overseeing, protecting, teaching, leading, and caring for the church. The qualifications of eldership are most notably outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:5–9. Some guidelines for eldership are:

  • Ability to teach with doctrinal soundness
  • Calling, assessment, appointment, affirmation
  • Plurality of elders with a lead elder
  • Vocational and lay-elder mix

Our elders are committed to governing the church well, solemnly understanding the deep importance of shepherding God’s people in several ways:

  • Meeting the criteria assigned to them by Scripture
  • Seeking God’s will for the church and following the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • Caring for members and seeking their growth as followers of Jesus
  • Teaching and counseling from the whole of Scripture
  • Guarding against false teachers and protecting the church from doctrinal error
  • Exercising church discipline when necessary
  • Setting an example and joining the church in fulfilling the duties of partners in the Gospel

CrossPointe has six elders:

  • Brad Evangelista
  • Reynold Counts
  • Doug Duncan
  • Bill Harrison
  • Will Hawk
  • Reuben Moyana