The Scriptures teach that a plurality of men called elders governed individual New Testament churches (Acts 14:23Acts 20:28Titus 1:5Philippians 1:1). The Scripture does not mention any congregations featuring a stand-alone pastor as sole leader, nor does it teach the church is to be run like our political system with representation and voting.  Jesus Christ is the head of the church (1 Peter 5:4), the elders are to follow His leadership as under-shepherds (1 Peter 5:2-4) and lead the church with humility, service and sacrifice (John 13:1-20).