God's Manual for Church Life

Elder's and Deacons share the same character description 
Both live out the Gospel, both lead Godly lives, Men above reproach
Deacon = Servant to the pastor/elder and the body.
Free up the pastor/elder, delegate responsibilities, serve the body
Cheerleaders and encouragers, higher accountability, worthy of respect
Reliable, conscience guided by God's word(truth), no divorce-manage home well
Strong in faith with great boldness in sharing the gospel.

Jim Masters

Jim grew up in San Jose, CA, and he came to Christ when he was 13 years old. Soon after his conversion, God gave him a desire to ‘preach the Bible’ the way his youth pastor preached. After attending San Jose State University, San Jose Christian College, and then graduating from Grace School of Theology and Ministry with a B.A. in biblical theology, he and his family moved down to Los Angeles where he attended The Master’s Seminary. He graduated with his M.Div and moved to Sedona, AZ January, 2001 to be an assistant pastor at The Master’s Bible Church. Jim came to Cottonwood Bible Church to be the pastor in October, 2006. Jim and his wife Chris have been married since 1992, and they (presently) have eleven children.

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