Our elders believe in the importance of teaching the Bible, relationships over programs, their duty to lead the church through building congregational consensus, the priesthood of the believer, believer’s baptism, the doctrines of grace, new covenant theology, the Danver’s Statement on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, the Chicago Statement on the inerrancy of Scripture, the Nashville Statement on sexuality, historic Christian orthodoxy, early church practice, the regula fide and the Five Solas (Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria).
About Stephen Atkerson
Married for 34 years, Steve and his late wife Sandra had three children (all now married) and four grandchildren. A graduate of Georgia Tech, Steve worked for several years in industrial electronics before enrolling in seminary. While there he served on the part-time staff of a 14,000 member church. After receiving an M. Div. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, he ministered on the pastoral staff of a Southern Baptist Church in Atlanta with a membership of around 1000 folks. Then in 1990, after seven years in the traditional pastorate, he resigned to begin working with churches that desire to follow apostolic traditions in their church practice. He is president of the New Testament Reformation Fellowship and author of New Testament Church Dynamics.
Ed and his wife Linda have been married since 1979 and have four children and four grandchildren. Upon graduation from the University of Connecticut, Ed went on to earn an M. Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Ed then served as an elder in several churches in New England where he also hosted an annual conference on early church practice. His military experience includes six years in the US Navy submarine service and eighteen years as an infantry officer in the US Army Reserves. Ed’s work experience includes sales and management in the floor covering, electrical and electronics industries. He is retired from business and now serves full time with TheGreatExchange.org, a college campus evangelistic ministry.
About Denton Elliott
Denton and his wife Tamara have been married since 1997 and have five home schooled children. He studied at Whitefield Theological Seminary and before his involvement with Atlanta Reformation Fellowship planted a church in Monroe based on early church practice. He works in software development. His favorite statement of faith is the 1644 Baptist Confession.