When the Lord established His church He set down the organization by which individual congregations were to be led. Every church was to select men from within the congregation in accordance with qualifications that are set down in Scripture (Acts 14:23; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9). This group of men is referred to by several names, which describe the nature of their work. They are to be"bishops" or "overseers" (Gr. episcopos) who watch over the souls of the members of the congregation (Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; Hebrews 13:17). They are "elders" or“presbyters” (Gr. presbyteros) who are older in the faith, leading by their example (1 Peter 5:1-3; 1 Timothy 4:14). They are the"shepherds" or "pastors" (Gr. poimen) caring for and spiritually feeding the flock (Acts 20:28; I Peter 5:2; Ephesians 4:11). The men who serve in this capacity at Danville Rd. have been appointed in accordance with these qualifications and strive to diligently fulfill this work. We are blessed to have four men who serve as shepherds of the local church here at Danville Rd.