Qualifications of Elders
(1 Timothy 3: 1-7)
1 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;
4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence
5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);
6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
OUR ELDERS AND PREACHER
Brother James Byers has served as one of the elders of this congregation since 1993.
He is a graduate of the Owasso School of Biblical Studies.
Having been a Christian since 1944,
he is a knowledgeable Bible teacher/Preacher.
Brother Lucian Farrar graduated from Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas, 1962,
with a degree in Bible and a minor in History.
He has been preaching for over 45 years in Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
He has been preaching for the Sperry congregation
since October 1, 2001. He also began serving as one of the
elders of the congregation in January, 2002. Brother Robert Smith had to step down for health reasons.
Brother Lucian has taught Greek at the Owasso School of Biblical Studies since 1990.
The Owasso School of Biblical Studies is sponsored by the Owasso Church of Christ.
He has published an excellent commentary on the book of Revelation,
The Victorious Church
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