Head of the church

The word head is symbolic of leadership and royalty. It often represents the whole life of a man. The head is the center of life and directs life, but the head also needs the body to execute its will. These two related names of Jesus (Yeshua‘) give us a clear picture of our relationship to Him.

Jesus is called the Head - the word photographed in the Greek text of Colossians 2:19.

The Head, in the Greek text of Col. 2:19.






Ephesians 4:15 and Colossians 2:19 use the single word “head” to describe Jesus, both times it is in the context of talking about Jesus as the head of the church.

The words of Paul, "Christ is the Head of the church" pictured in the Greek text of Ephesians 5:23.

“Christ is the Head of the church” in the Greek text of Eph. 5:23.

Head of the church in Greek:

Kephalē tēs ekklēsias

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2776, 1577

Bible reference: Eph. 5:23

For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. (Ephesians 5:23 NIV)

Head of the body in Greek:

Kephalē  tou sōmatos

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 2776, 4983

Bible reference: Col. 1:18

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. (Colossians 1:18 KJV)

There are several similar names of Jesus. He is Head over all (things) and Head over all rule and authority. One version calls Him Head of the corner instead of Chief cornerstone (KJV).