“The structure and style is very Baptist…local church control by elders…”

Uh, this isn’t Baptist at all. Baptists heartily reject this form of church structure. They’re very into autonomy, and favor a more congregational approach. That’s why Baptist churches don’t even have elders. They’re more congregational. And the power and influence of deacons in the Baptist church tends to be less than in other denominations. In word, if not in deed.

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