Spreading God's Word

“Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory” (1 Peter 5:1-4).


Elders, shepherds, pastors, overseers, presbyters, bishops – whichever biblical name we use to describe these brothers – we are talking about an important part of God’s plan for the local church. The above verses tell us this role of guidance is reserved for mature men who have learned control and submission to God. They have demonstrated their ability by raising submissive children and managing their household well. They are men who are willing to teach and feed the sheep of the congregation.

  • Scott Blair

    Scott has been a member of Snellville since September, 1996.  He was baptized in May, 1974 at Hillcrest Church of Christ.  Scott is married to Becky and they have three children:  Tim, Jay, and Samantha.  They also have nine grandchildren.  Scott began serving as an elder at Snellville in 2003.

  • Moises Matos

    Moises has been a member at Snellville since 1999.  He grew up in the faith and was baptized on October 10, 1981 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Moises is married to Ivelisse and they have three daughters: Davielle, Yvette, and Lissette.  Moises began serving as an elder at Snellville on January 28, 2018.

  • Ted van den Meiracker

    Ted has been a member at the Snellville congregation since 1992.  He became a Christian on May 17, 1988, being baptized into Christ at the North Atlanta church of Christ.  Ted is married to Cheryl Ann (Costin) van den Meiracker and they have two children, Matt and Hannah.  He began serving as an elder at Snellville on June 6, 2010.