About our Minister, David Powell
David, along with the support of wife Rhonda, have served local congregations for nearly thirty-five years. He has worked with congregations in Virginia, Michigan, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Alabama. He has been serving the Grant Church of Christ since 2009.
In addition to his training as a Gospel preacher Davis has received training in the fields of Counseling and Psychology. He has worked as an adjunct instructor for Faulkner University teaching courses in Bible, Ethics, Marriage and Family, Substance Abuse, and Psychology.
Elders (also referred to as bishops, overseers, or pastors) are to be appointed in every church (Ac 14:23; Tit 1:5) that's striving to pattern itself after the New Testament. The Holy Spirit provides qualifications for those who would serve in this capacity (1 Tim 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9). Below are some of the instructions given to elders.
- "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock" (Ac 20:28)
- "Shepherd (feed) the church of God" (Acts 20:28)
- Support the weak" (Acts 20:35)
- Hold "fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict" (Tit 1:9)
- Be "examples to the flock" (1 Pet 5:3)
- "Pray" for those who are sick (Jam 5:14)
- "Watch out" for the souls of those entrusted to their care (Heb 13:17)
We are grateful for the qualified and capable men who care for the needs of our congregation
While every Christian is a servant of God, deacons have been referred to as God's special servants. Deacons, who have met the Biblical qualifications (1 Tim 3:8-13), have been appointed by the church to carry out various works of the church. For example, a deacon may be appointed by the church to take care of a maintenance issue of the church building. Deacons are not the leaders of the church, but they work under the oversight of the leaders (elders).