Must an elder in the church be a parent?

If an elder must rule his own household well, does this mean he must have children?

1 Timothy 3:4 - 5

ESV - 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive. 5 For if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

Clarify Share Report Asked July 19 2015 Mini Anonymous

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