Titus 1:1-5

1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's chosen ones, and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,  2 in hope of eternal life, which God, who can't lie, promised before eternal times;  3 but in his own time revealed his word in the message with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior;  4 to Titus, my true child according to a common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

5 I left you in Crete for this reason, that you would set in order the things that were lacking, and appoint elders in every city, as I directed you;