In the Bible, there is inference given that each congregation of the Lord's church is to be autonomous , or ruled by an individual set of elders, and not a hierarchal set of structure. These that are appointed as elders in each congregation must meet the strict qualifications as set forth in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 as well as other texts describing their work.
The elders have a responsibility to shepherd the flock in the manners in which the Bible sets forth. These men and their qualifications are also referred to in the Bible as pastors, shepherds, bishops, and presbyters.
The following men serve as elders at the church of Christ at Elkins:
"Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons. . ." Philippians 1:1
Likewise, the Bible authorizes men that meet certain and similar qualifications in the church to be named as deacons. The deacon is to serve the church in various functions and to assist the elders in any tasks as given. Many thoughts are given to the men that were named in Acts 6 regarding serving tables and assisting with the needs of the local church. While these seven men that were listed were not called deacons, the work in which they were commissioned by the apostles would certainly be some of the same works that a deacon may be found serving today.
The following serve as deacons at the church of Christ at Elkins: