What is an Elder and what does he do? (1 Timothy 3:1) August 18, 2014 Andrew Courtis Bible Book Devotions, Bible Devotion Series, Leadership, The Bible The head of the church is the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 5:23; Col. 1:18). He purchased the church with His own blood (Acts 20:28; 1 Pet. 1:18-19), He builds the church (Matt. 16:28) and He loves the church (Eph. 5:25).