Leadership Team

According to the New Testament, elders are responsible for the primary leadership and oversight of a church. Elders lead the church [1 Tim 5:17; Titus 1:7; 1 Peter 5:1-2], teach and preach the Word [1 Timothy 3:2; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 1:9], protect the church from false teachers [Acts 20:17, 28-31], exhort and admonish the saints in sound doctrine [1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 3:13-17; Titus 1:9], visit the sick and pray [James 5:14; Acts 20:35], and judge doctrinal issues [Acts 15:16]. In biblical terminology, elders shepherd, oversee, lead, and care for the local church.
 
A preacher is a minister or servant of Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 4:6). His work is to present the Lord’s Word, the Gospel, to all men (Acts 6:4; Romans 15:16). The minister is to spiritually lead, feed and strengthen the body of Christ through living a Godly life, sound doctrinal sermons, classes and positive interaction with the members, the brotherhood and the community.
 
We ask that you please contact the office at (304) 736-8351. If no one is available, leave a message and someone will return your call as quickly as possible. In the event of an emergency, you may contact the elders at their home number provided below.
 
 

Elders

Gene Barr

Phone: (304) 733-5418
 
Gene began his Christian walk in 1972. He has been with the Barboursville congregation since 2005 and has served in the capacity of elder since 2008. Gene and his wife, Anna, have four children and seven grandchildren.
 

Brian Brumfield

Phone: (304) 736-8849
 
Brian has been a member of the Lord’s church since 1978. Brian began worshiping with the Barboursville congregation in 1990, where he has served as elder since 2006. He and his wife, Jackie, have one child.
 

Roy Franklin

Phone: (304) 736-3127
 
Roy has been attending the Barboursville congregation since 1970 and was baptized into Christ in 1972. He has served as an elder in the Lord’s church since 1980. Roy and his wife, Glenna, have two children, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
 
 

Minister

Dave Gladwell

Phone: (304) 638-0807
 
Dave started his journey with Christ in 1971. Following in his father’s footsteps, Dave had a desire to preach the word of God and share the Gospel message. He has been with the Barboursville congregation since 1998, where he labors as a full-time minister. Dave and his wife, Cindy, have two children and two grandchild.