The Eastside Church of Christ is scripturally organized with men who serve as elders, also known as pastors or bishops. They work as overseers of the congregation, instructing members and offering spiritual encouragement. They are men whose lives and families reflect Godliness in every way (1 Timothy 3:2-7, Titus 1:5-9). It is a fine work they do (1 Timothy 3:1), and we honor them as the shepherds of our flock.
- “Therefore, I exhort the elders among you…to shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.” (1 Peter 5:1-3)
We are blessed to have two men who serve as elders and who oversee and shepherd this congregation of God's people in Conway:
- Collie Shaw
- Fred Ladd
The Apostle Paul instructed the young evangelist Timothy (2 Timothy 4:2 & 5)
- (ESV): " preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching......... be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil the ministry."
With this charge in mind, Eastside Church of Christ is fulfilling the ministry of the Gospel of Christ in our community.