There is a place for you at Fellowship Bible Church…
Though we meet in a historic church building in downtown Siloam Springs, Arkansas, just a block south of Main Street on East Twin Springs, Fellowship Bible Church is more than a physical structure. We are a community of neighbors and co-workers, friends and families, students and professionals, parents and children, people who live in and around Siloam Springs. There is a place for you!
We are a transformed people. We each have a unique starting place in our spiritual journeys, but we share a common destination here at Fellowship: the person of Jesus Christ. We each have a special story about how Jesus Christ found us and forged a personal relationship with us, but we share a common ingredient: the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. The transformation continues as we seek to be like Him. There is a place for you!
We are also a people who serve, caring for one another and for our community. We express our caring through prayer and encouragement, through shared times together and in acts of service, both at church and around the area. There is a place for you!
Meet Our Elders
Jesus calls qualified men to lead his church as elders. The position of pastor serves on the elder board. The New Testament describes a plurality of leadership model, and we believe that God leads the body primarily by leading the elders. Qualifications for eldership are found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and include leading their families well, a record of serving Jesus well both in the church and in everyday life, a thorough knowledge of the Bible and a mature Christian walk, and a good reputation both in and out of the church.
Elders collectively serve the congregation in three general areas of leadership: the ministry of prayer, the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4), and the ministry of spiritual leadership (1 Peter 5:2-3) which includes among other things, setting the direction of the church, appointing other ministry leaders as needed, fostering unity and shepherding the overall spiritual health of the people.
Tom "T.J." Johnstone
T.J. has a background in pastoral ministry and nursing home management. He has also worked with troubled youth. He brings with him a great sense of humor and a love for sweets -- his experience helps build the fellowship. He and his wife Linda live here in Siloam.
George has a background in pastoral ministry and missions, having worked overseas for over 20 years. He has also had experience in auto repair. He brings with him dedication and a love for coffee -- his experience helps keep us moving forward. He and his wife Doris also live in Siloam.
KNOW • LOVE • SERVE