A team of elders leads Faith Bible Church under the leadership of Christ and His Word. These are men who have been deemed to be qualified to serve in this way according to the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. Each man is uniquely gifted by God to serve in this leadership position, and serves according to his ability in “overseeing” a part of the church at FBC.
Full time ministers
You will see some men who are full time, paid ministers. According to Scripture, these men have been deemed worthy of “double honor”* (1 Timothy 5:17).
There are also men who serve the church in an unpaid capacity. These are our so-called “lay elders.” They are employed full time in other jobs around the area, but sacrifice extra time and energy in caring for the body at FBC. We have men from a variety of vocations, all who are set apart to serve according to their gifts and abilities.
The pastors/elders meet regularly for prayer, study of the Word, and oversight of the overall ministry and direction of FBC Spokane.