“Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.”
– 1 Peter 5:1-4
The Pastor/Elders of Grace Bible Church of Hollister
At Grace Bible Church of Hollister, it is our constant pursuit to function as a local church, and body of Christian believers, as God has instructed in His word. We know that God has established Jesus Christ His Son and His Word as the final authority over all things, particularly the church, and therefore they are the final authority for the practices and governance at Grace (Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 1:22-23). One way the Lord exercises this authority is in choosing to give responsibility and accountability in the local church to the Elders (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11; Hebrews 13:17). So as men called of God, our elders seek to “keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account.” For a full explanation of what we Believe and Teach at Grace Click Here.