Elders: From the first century, elders were appointed in local congregations to oversee and instruct the believers (Acts 14:23, 20:17). The RAK Evangelical Church is therefore an “elder-led” congregation, meaning that biblically-qualified men should oversee the congregation as a whole. Our Senior Pastor Josh Manley and our Assistant Pastor Sascha Baer serve as our staff elders. Additionally, there are Nigel & Andrew who serve as lay elders. Elders should meet the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and it should be their endeavor to lead the church through example, preaching, teaching, discipling and counseling. To view the bios of Elders click here.
Deacons: When a dispute arose in the early church concerning limited resources, the apostles appointed servants to provide for physical needs of the church while the apostles devoted themselves to "prayer and the ministry of the word" (Acts 6:4). We currently have three deacons who have been called upon by the church as biblically qualified deacons to serve in a number of practical areas in order to promote unity in the church and to support the ministry of the Word. Deacon qualifications are set forth in 1 Timothy 3.