The New Testament teaches us that the office of elder should exist within every local Church. Elders are those biblically qualified men who serve Christ and the members of a local covenant community by leading the church. Elders exert spiritual authority over a congregation through teaching, protecting, guiding, and shepherding the people of God (1 Thessalonians 5:12).
The leadership of this local church is entrusted to the Council of Elders. The elders are men from within the membership of the church who have met the biblical qualifications, exhibited a God-given desire to perform the duties of an elder, and received affirmation by the members to do so. These men are responsible for governing the church, shepherding the flock, and having oversight of the spiritual affairs of the body (1 Timothy 5:17). The elders are equal in authority but may be specialized in function.
Pastor David Roth: David is currently serving as Lead Pastor and Chairman of the Council of Elders.
David Applegate Sr.: David is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Council of Elders. He and his wife Susan have been members of Green Run Baptist Church since 1983.
Ken Butler: Ken is currently serving as a member of the Council of Elders.
Keith Lowe: Keith is currently serving as a member of the Council of Elders.
Amos McCleese: Amos is currently serving as a member of the Council of Elders.
Stephen Watkins: Stephen is currently serving as Vice-Chairman of the Council of Elders, has been regularly attending since 1995, married his wife Kelly in 1996, and was saved and baptized at Green Run Baptist on May 21, 2000. He is a life-long resident of Virginia Beach and he and Kelly have three children.