Leadership Team – Board of Elders

Current Board of Elders:

  • Hansel Rivera – Head Elder
  • Ademola Idowu
  • Ruby Karamihan
  • Ed Buena
  • Bryan Baysa
  • Hearty Sarsoza – (Elder-in-Training)

Responsibilities of Elders

  • Religious Leaders of the Church

“Elders must be recognized by the church as strong spiritual leaders and must have good reputations both in the church and community. In the absence of a pastor, elders are the spiritual leaders of the church and by precept and example must seek to lead the church into a deeper and fuller Christian experience.”

  • Relationship to the Pastor

“…The pastoral work of the church should be shared by the pastor and the elders. In counsel with the pastor, the elders should visit members, minister to the sick, foster prayer ministries, arrange or lead out in anointing services and child dedications, encourage the disheartened, and assist in other pastoral responsibilities. As undershepherds, elders should exercise constant vigilance over the flock.”

Source: Excerpt from Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual, Revised 2010, 18th Edition (pages 71-73)

  • Titus 1:6-8 (NLT)

6 An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife, and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. 7 An elder is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker, violent, or dishonest with money.

8 Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life.

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