I would like some feedback. My SBC church of ~1000 members has a senior pastor, no elders, and a handful of deacons. The deacons, for the most part, do not assist in decision-making or spiritual leadership. They simply "do what they're told". The senior pastor has ultimate authority for hiring/firing staff; deciding on building programs; determining Sunday School program, etc. As I've read the New Testament, it seems that Paul and others constantly referred to elders in the plural tense, no matter how small the church might have been. Do all SBC churches have the CEO model of leadership? Is it biblical? What do you think?