Our Shepherds

The scriptures teach us that God provides leadership for His people.  He calls these leaders “shepherds” (often translated as “pastors,” “elders,” and “overseers;” sometimes translated as “bishops” or “presbyters”).  God’s intent for leaders is that they are first servants, even as Jesus was a servant (John 13:13-15).  He did not intend for them to be “board members” or a committee.   Several scriptures give us details about the character and work of these leaders:

  • Acts 20:28-31
  • Ephesians 4:11-14
  • 1 Timothy 3:1-7
  • Titus 1:5-9
  • James 5:14

At Park Avenue, we willingly submit to the leadership of five men who exemplify the character traits that are described in scripture:

Dana Baldwin
Barney Gardner
Paul Goddard
Carl Watson
Mike White