The Elders


Our Eldership Christians observe God's plan for the organization of the church. The New Testament teaches that the head of the church is Christ (Ephesians 5:23), that each congregation having men who meet the necessary qualifications must have elders (I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-5), that deacons are to be appointed to carry out special areas of work (Philippians 1:1; Acts 6:1-3), and that members work in subjection to the authority of the elders as long as their decisions are in agreement with New Testament teaching (Hebrews 13:17). (from the tract "The Church of Christ - Who Are These People?")  

elders of 39th street

The men who oversee the 39th Street congregation are Raymond Grisham, Jon Bowman and Jack Williams. (Pictured left to right) You may email the eldership at or write them at:

15331 East 39th Street

Independence, Missouri 64055     

Phone: 816-373-4946