Elim had the distinct pleasure of seeing two men aspire to the office of elder. After a period of prayer, much study, and directed interaction with the congregation, it was time for the public examination on Saturday, July 20th. The men were questioned in their doctrine, use of the Scriptures, and practice on how they will serve the local representation of the body of Christ at Elim Baptist Church. Many were in attendance, listening intently and asking follow-up questions of the elder candidates. After the lengthy time of examination, and seeking response and concerns from the attending congregation, it was recommended unanimously by our existing elder/deacons that the men be ordained as elders. We celebrated with food and fellowship, sharing in God’s goodness to provide godly leadership to our church. The ordination took place during our worship service on Sunday, July 21, 2013.