KABC Elders

KABC is an elder-led church with an Elder Board of five elders affirmed by a vote of the congregation.

See I Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9

John McRae
Senior Pastor

• Became Senior Pastor of KABC in 2017
• Married to Melanie with two children
• Former Youth Pastor at KABC
• MDiv Liberty University

Jerry Peed

• Married to Trish and has one son
• Retired U.S. Air Force
• Attended KABC since 1984
• Became an Elder in 2009

Steve Robb

• Married to Jean with three children
• 30-Year Marine Corps veteran
• Serving the Lord in the following areas:
  -Small Group Leader
  -Children’s Church Teacher
  -Men’s Ministry Director
  -Walk Through Bethlehem Director
  -President, Kings Avenue Baptist Church Corporation

Mark Thomas

• Married to Jean with three children
• Attended KABC since 1999
• Became a Deacon in 2012
• B.Th. Berkshire Christian College
• Retired pastor having served churches in Tampa, Lakeland, and Brandon areas

Don Walker

• Widowed with one son
• Attended KABC since 1995
• Became an Elder in 2009
• Serving the Lord in the following areas:
  -Nominating Committee
  -Counting Committee
  -Facilities Committee
  -KACP School Board
From the church Covenant Constitution and By-laws an Elder's Responsibilities include:

(1) “Shepherding the flock of God among you, exercising oversight” I Peter 5:1a, 2a
(2) Equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry
(3) Leading the Church to function as a New Testament Church
(4) Proclaiming the Gospel
(5) Caring, visiting, and counseling
(6) Studying Holy Scriptures, theological literature, and contemporary events
(7) Diligently guarding their spiritual life through accountability to the Elder Body
(8) Administering church ordinances
(9) Counseling of candidates for baptism and church membership