An elder is one of a plurality of biblically qualified men who jointly shepherd and oversee a local body of believers. The word translated "elder" is used nearly twenty times in Acts and the epistles to refer to those who have the responsibility of overseeing the people of God, and it is used synonymously with the words shepherd (pastor) and overseer. We believe that in order for a church to be healthy it must be led by a plurality of men who are above reproach, spiritually gifted, and possess a deep concern for the well-being of God's people (Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5; 1 Peter 5:1-2).


The word deacon means servant. The Greek word is used in a variety of ways in the New Testament, but in two places, it refers explicitly to a formal office held by qualified men (Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:8-12). These men are approved by the congregation to assist the elders in leading the church so that the elders may devote themselves "to prayer and the ministry of the Word" (Acts 6:4).

*These men are training to be deacons and are undergoing a time of testing. Once completed, they will serve as deacons.


Our coordinators are members of RBC who are committed to faithfully discharging our church's ministry of making disciples whose lives revolve around Jesus Christ.