Our Leadership

Sun Valley Bible Chapel embraces plurality of leadership (Acts 14:23, 15:2, 15:6, 15:23,  20:17; Philippians 1:1).  Elders serve in a pastoral role, as gifted to do so.  There are always a plurality of elders in the New Testament Church:  always more than one overseer; always more than one shepherd.

Elders

Doug Dove Peter Saputo
Doug Dove Peter Saputo

Elders are also referred to in the scriptures as "bishops" and "overseers."  Elders are referenced throughout the New Testament (Acts 11:30, 20:28, 21:18; 1 Peter 5:1-2, 1 Timothy 5:17, Titus 1:5, James 5:14)

Scripture requires that elders are to meet the biblical qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9.

Deacons

Andrew Fuller Phil Brown Manu Druga    
Andrew Fuller Phil Brown Manu Druga

Scripture requires that deacons are to meet the biblical qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:8–12.