Elders Above Reproach. (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9)
Elder is another term for pastor, Bishop, overseer or shepherd. Elders are to be above reproach or blameless. These are not sinless men—sinless men do not exist. But these are men who have demonstrated that they are both solid and consistent in their faith and practice. Their lifestyle is one of holiness and devotion, which others within the Church can follow. This holiness and devotion should be demonstrated in their relationship to God, the Bible, self, wife, kids (if applicable), finances, and to skeptical friends.