Ruthven Shepherd is Vice Chairman of the Board and will provide liaison with the Facility Committee and represent the committee on the Elder Board. All the activities and affairs of the Church are under the direction of the Board of Elders. Also, the Elders are responsible for the selection and removal of all officers, including pastors, staff and employees. They are also responsible for the establishing of duties, fixing the length of service, and assigning compensation. The Elders are accountable for all income and their subsequent disbursements and effectively control the activities and affairs of GraceLife Church insofar as these are all consistent with the Scriptures, law, Declaration of Incorporation, and GRBC Bylaws as deemed best.
Ruthven, like all Elders is an active member of this church and possesses the qualifications described in 1 Tim. 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
Ruthven is currently active in teaching a home Bible study and participates as Elder representative in another.