Titus, like Timothy, was a younger disciple of Paul. He is not mentioned in the book of Acts, but his name appears 12 times in Paul’s letters before this. According to Galatians 2:3, Titus was a Greek – a Gentile convert. Titus is obviously someone Paul felt he could count on – someone who could handle responsibility. Early in the letter, Paul reminds him that he left him on the island of Crete to bring more order to the churches. Cretans were naturally uncooperative, so this would be no easy task.