Rev. John A. Hartley
The leadership of Apple Valley Church is made up of elders and
deacons. This leadership structure follows the teaching of the apostles in the scriptures and thus is designed by the Triune
God for the blessedness of his people (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, Philippians 1:1-2).
and perpetual offices in the church are those given for the ministry of the Word of God, of rule, and of mercy. Those who
share in the rule of the church may be called elders (presbyters), bishops, or church governors. Those who minister in mercy
and service are called deacons. Those elders who have been endued and called of Christ to labor also in the Word and teaching
are called ministers.” (Form of Government, V, 3; Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2011)