It is the duty of elders, to nurture and strengthen the faith and lives of the congregation committed to their care by the Great Shepherd. They lead and encourage the people in the worship and service of God. They equip and renew the saints for their tasks within the church and for their mission in the world. They warn sinners to flee the wrath to come. God has called father and son to shepherd this flock here in the greater Newark area.
Pastor Belton Brevard III,
Served as an elder of Trinity Baptist Church in Montville, NJ. He was instrumental in the formation of this body of believers into a local church. He has served as the primary elder of GRBC of the Greater Newark area since it’s formation in 1996. His responsibilities include; teaching, preaching, pastoral counseling, oversight and the public ministry of the Word of God.
Pastor Randell Brevard,
Has been a member of GRBC since 1998 along with his wife. He has served as a Sunday School teacher, and deacon before being called to the eldership in 2006. His duties include; leading worship services, pastoral counseling, oversight of this assembly, and assisting the public ministry of God's Word. He is presently attending The Reformed Baptist Seminary.
There is a distinct office called “Diakonos” or “deacon”. It generally means servant, or “one who waits tables”, or “one who supplies the needs of others”.