Elders of the Douglass Hills church of Christ
In the New Testament, Elders led and watched over a local congregation of God’s people (Acts 14:23; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-3). These are men who meet certain qualifications (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-7) and agree to serve in this important role. The Douglass Hills church is blessed with seven good men who devote much of their time to the needs of the flock.
“Having been appointed as an elder in 1976, it has been a privilege to serve the Douglass Hills church. The focus of our family here is to follow God’s word and be lights in this community. My goal is to help and encourage every member of this church on our journey to heaven.”
Brother Earnhart began preaching more than 50 years ago during his college days in Texas, but has since preached in Nigeria, West Africa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and now in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been an elder at Douglass Hills since February 2018.
“I have been a member of the Douglass Hills church since 1983. I have served as an elder of the Douglass Hills church since 2000. I serve as an elder because I love to help people be closer to the Lord.”
“It has been a blessing to have served as an evangelist for the Douglass Hills family for 20 years. It is a blessing also to serve as one of her shepherds. I love this church and her love for the Lord. We care for one another. My hope and prayer is to help people grow in their relationship with God the Father, guide them with the Holy Spirit's wisdom, and deliver them safely to the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ."
“When my wife and I began worshiping with the Christians at Douglas Hills, we found a warm and friendly group striving to be guided by God's Word. As an elder, I am humbled to be able to serve with other men whose aim is to lead and guide others by example and instruction from the Word of God, thus building up one another in the faith and seeking the lost.”
“I have been serving the Douglass Hills congregation as an elder since February 1996. My view of this work is clearly framed by what the Word of God says in 1 Timothy 3; my work is not to originate but to guide, oversee, shepherd, and lead by example along with the other elders. I am humbled by the fact that elders are charged with guiding the spiritual well-being of other Christians within the parameters of Scripture. This work is challenging and exciting because opportunities present themselves to serve God and others.”
“My family and I began worshipping with the Douglass Hills congregation in 1971. We have been blessed to worship with people who love the Lord and honor His word. It is a blessing to serve as a shepherd and have this opportunity to be useful in His kingdom."