It seems like all IFB/SBC type Baptist Churches are Congregational ruled. They do not believe in "elders" and a Presbyterian type government which I believe holds more weight in the scripture. There are some major drawbacks to having a congregational rule government and once in a SBC church a certain female whom was living in a certain sin was allowed to remain a member of the church due to a popular vote, although the Bible is quite clear to put away those committing this sin. But last week I visited a Reformed Baptist Church that ran on a elder rule form of government which seems to be a rarity among Baptist Churches. So what say you?