The church in Scripture is always led by men who are called "Elders", "Shepherds", "Bishops", "Overseers", or "Pastors". Our Elders are dedicated men of faith who lead us and teach us through their lives as much as they do through their teachings. We are glad to call them our Shepherds.
Along with our dedicated Elders, Fifth & Grape is blessed with two great men who preach and teach regularly. They are both men who live for the Lord and show us how to do the same.
Deacons are servants of the local church. Fifth & Grape has men in place across different positions around our family to make sure the goal of the local church can be done the way the Lord would have it.
The church that Christ built is not a denomination. The word "denomination" gives the idea that there are many churches of different kinds. While there are numerous geographical locations of the Lord’s church (Romans 16:16), the Bible shows that there is one true church built by Christ. In Ephesians 4:4-6 Paul discusses unity. He says, "There is one body and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling..." This one body is the church. Ephesians 1:22-23 says, "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of Him that fills all in all."