Leadership matters. In a state of cultural disarray, elders provide necessary stability so that the members can do the work of the ministry. In the video below, Juan Sanchez discusses why a plurality of elders is not only biblical but practically necessary in periods of trial or persecution.
Juan Sanchez serves as senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.M.Ed.) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.). In addition to training pastors in the United States and Latin America, Juan is also a council member of The Gospel Coalition and cofounder and president of Coalición. At the denominational level, Juan serves as recording secretary for The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and in 2016 was appointed to the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as assistant professor of Christian theology. Juan is married to Jeanine, and they live in metro Austin, along with their five daughters, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren.