Leadership


New Testament Leadership: Christ is the head of the church (Col. 1:18). A “thus saith the Lord” is the authoritative basis for our religious worship and practice (Col. 3:17). The New Testament Church was meant to be organized according to the apostles’ doctrinal direction (“set in order,” Titus 1:5; Acts 2:42). This included the structure of an eldership (presbuterion); deacons, working in close connection with the elders (Phil. 1:1); and, an evangelist (s) (Acts 21:8; Eph. 4:11). The original apostles and prophets provided a confirmation of the gospel message by means of the miraculous (Heb. 2:3-4). But, once the apostles had died, the ability to apostolically transfer the miraculous also ceased (Acts 8:18). The apostles’ word remains the true basis for biblical belief and unity today (John 17:20-21).

Our Elders

Bill Meyer

Bill Meyer

Bill is retired from Southeast Missouri State University, having served for many years as chairman of the Department of Agriculture. He has also served as an Elder since 1975.
Mark McAllister

Mark McAllister

Mark’s education includes a Masters Degree in Science. He has served as an Elder of the Cape congregation since 1998.
   
Our Deacons 
   
Deacon Jerry Keele

Jerry Keele

Jerry is a CPA in the Cape community.  He serves as our church treasurer.  His responsibilities include the production of monthly financial reports.
   
Deacon Barney Hartline

Barney Hartline

Barney owns and operates a long-time successful hardware business in Cape Girardeau.  He directs our church educational program.
   
  Rick Potter

  Chris White

Our Minister