MEET OUR PASTORS
Red Oak is composed of elders, deacons, and members. The responsibilities and qualifications of elders (pastors) align with 1 Timothy 3. Pastors are devoted to the Word of God, and to the Church as teachers, leaders, models, and by devoting themselves to prayer. Red Oak Church is founded upon an Eldership Model of Leadership. The New Testament uses the words 'elder', 'pastor', and 'overseer' interchangeably, as Paul defines the office of elders and pastors within the church. As you walk through the New Testament, it is continuously pointing back to this direction of leadership. We believe that pastor-driven leadership sustains a healthy accountability within our staff, and best protects the health of the church as a whole. We believe that the best accountability for the leader(s) of a church is maintained when the responsibility of leadership is well-delegated, and equally shared.
Red Oak is currently composed of five elders who share the responsibilities of leading, shepherding, and teaching the church as a whole.
MEET OUR DEACONS
Based on the New Testament, the role of the deacon is mainly to be a servant. The church needs deacons to provide logistical and material support so that the elders can focus on teaching, shepherding, and leading the congregation as a whole.