There were always leaders appointed in those places that Paul wrote to. They were called elders....there was never only one elder....always plurality.....always for an area.....and Jesus had a whole lot to say about what kind of folks they were to be, how they were to live and how they were to function in that responsibility thatHe gives those elders.
2Co 12:9* And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
I was sure I would be the next Marlon Brando! This was the tour de force that drove this young wannabe actor to attain those same heights.