About Elders …

He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. — Titus 1:9

Each individual church congregation is to be under the oversight of men who are designated as elders, bishops, overseers, pastors or shepherds, and teachers. Each congregation is to be overseen by a plurality of such men.

The different designations — elders, bishops, overseers, pastors, shepherds, teachers — provide insight into their duties and responsibilities. Elders are to be mature men of superior wisdom and experience. Overseers are to watch over all matters pertaining to the congregation. Pastors or shepherds are responsible for the spiritual care and well-being of every soul. Teachers teach, instruct, and direct all members in God’s Word.

The New Testament passages directly related to the office, work, and qualifications of those men responsible for the direction or oversight of each congregation are Acts 20:28-30, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 5:17-19, Titus 1:5-16, and 1 Peter 5:1-4.
 

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Webb Chapel Elders

 

Walter BeamWalter Beam

Walter and his wife Donna came to Webb Chapel in December 2011. Walter previously served as a deacon and an elder in congregations where they worshipped before coming to Webb Chapel. He served in the US Army for two years. Both Walter and Donna have been active at Webb Chapel with Walter teaching adult classes and Donna coordinating the Ladies’ Ministry. Walter and Donna are the parents of Justin and wife Mollie of Richmond, Texas, and of Cynthia Beam-Alwyne. They have six grandchildren.

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George BudurinGeorge Budurin

George was baptized into Christ in 1957. He & his wife Joyce came to Webb Chapel in 2004 after George retired from the US Postal Service. Both George & Joyce have been involved in fellowship and education at Webb Chapel. George became a Deacon in 2006 and was selected to be an Elder in 2008. George & Joyce are the parents of two daughters, Julie & husband Dennis Bartley who are active members at Webb Chapel and Sandra & husband Michael Whaley of Oklahoma City, OK. The Budurins have five grandchildren including William, Grant, & Claire who are at Webb Chapel with their parents.

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Jerry CalvertJerry Calvert

Jerry was baptized into Christ in 1962 and came to Webb Chapel with his family in 1979. Jerry & his wife, Bonnie, have been active in many ministries. Jerry became a Deacon in 1980 and was selected to be an Elder in 1983. He retired from Mobil Oil in 2000 and currently works as an engineering consultant. Jerry & Bonnie are the parents of two children, Mike & wife Mary Kay, and Jeri Lynn and husband Ken Jones who are active members at Webb Chapel. Jerry & Bonnie have four grandchildren, one of whom is Christopher who is at Webb Chapel with his parents.

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GregHargisGreg Hargis

Greg and his wife Heidi came to Webb Chapel in June 1991. Greg has served as song leader for many years and was deacon over worship at Webb Chapel for several years. He has been active in teaching adult classes, leading singing, and helping at children’s activities. Greg and Heidi were Care Group Leaders for several years. They also are Small Group Leaders. Greg learned to fly while serving in the US Navy and currently is a Captain for American Airlines. Greg and Heidi are the parents of two sons, Ryan and Glen.

 

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Brian HerringtonBrian Herrington

Brian was baptized into Christ in 1971 and came to Webb Chapel with his family (including his wife’s parents) in 2002. Brian & his wife Deborah have been very active in the youth program and in education. Brian served as a Deacon before he was selected to be an Elder in 2008. He is a Software Engineer Project Manager for Rockwell Collins, having worked there for more than 30 years. Brian & Deborah are the parents of Rebecca & husband Chris Faulkner who are active members of Webb Chapel and twin sons Jason and wife Stephanie of Georgetown, Texas, and Jeremy and wife Angela of Grapevine, Texas. They have one grandson.

 

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Steve MankinSteve Mankin

Steve came to Webb Chapel in 1976 with his family. He and his wife, Barbara, have been active in the teaching program, children’s ministry, and other areas. Steve served as a Deacon before he was selected to be an Elder in 2000. He has worked for what is now Atmos Energy for more than 30 years and currently is Senior Distribution Service Consultant. Steve & Barbara are the parents of a daughter, Kami & husband Kelly Terashita, and a son, Grant & wife Vanessa. The Mankins have five grandchildren.

 

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Bob NienstadtBob Nienstadt

Bob and his wife Linda came to Webb Chapel in 1998. Bob has been involved in teaching adult classes at Webb Chapel as well as occasionally leading singing and preaching. Bob and Linda served as Care Group Leaders. Bob served in the US Air Force for three years. He is a graduate of the Preston Road School of Preaching and preached in a Texas congregation for eight years. He and Linda are the parents of Trudy Zarnowiec, Ryan Nienstadt, and Leslie Wertz. They have four grandchildren.

 

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Steve SteeleSteve Steele

Steve was baptized in 1992 at Webb Chapel on the same day his wife Carole was baptized. They have been faithful workers at Webb Chapel since then, concentrating their efforts on assisting those seeking to develop a better relationship with their loved ones and God. Steve is Executive Director of James Group Ministries, and Carole is his Administrative Assistant. Steve is a member of the Native American Chickasaw Tribe by right of birth. He served in the US Army for two years, serving with the 11th Armored Cavalry in Viet Nam, and was awarded a Purple Heart. Steve and Carole are the parents of twin daughters, Michaele Drake and Stephanie Hughes, and two sons, Travis Steele and Taylor Steele. They have four grandchildren.

 

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