Our Leadership Structure and Staff
“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ,” wrote Paul almost 2000 years ago (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV).
Have you ever met someone and thought, “This person just seems to know God”? That’s the quality that we look for in a leader at Believers Fellowship—someone whose life reflects the character of God.
At Believers Fellowship we recognize two distinct but complementary offices of servant-leaders that have responsibility in managing the affairs of the church:
The elders serve the congregation as shepherds (pastors) and overseers by leading, guiding, guarding, teaching, and praying. The board of elders gives special attention to governing the church, keeping it focused on its mission, caring for the spiritual welfare of its people and providing counsel, direction, and support to the staff. Some of our elders also serve on the staff in pastoral ministries.
The deacons complement the ministry of the elders and serve the church in a variety of practical ways. The deacons give special attention to managing and administrating help for worship services, the Lord’s Supper, facilities, finances, special projects, and caring for individual and family needs as they arise.
The staff of Believers Fellowship carry out a variety of leading, serving, and administrative functions in the church. From our teachers to our home group leaders to the people who keep our facilities in top shape, we want the leaders at Believers Fellowship to show us what it means to follow Christ.
Along with general pastoral duties, Gary helps manage the business and operations side of Believers Fellowship, co-teaches on Sunday mornings and oversees Small Group ministries.
Matt Edwards helps plan our Sunday morning worship services, teaches about 50% of the Sundays, leads our community outreach efforts, and develops staff members.
Shawn plans and directs all the musical and creative elements that go into making a Sunday morning happen.
Steve’s duties range from solving staff IT problems to emptying the recycling tubs on Thursday afternoons.
Carrie is the Finance Administrator but she does much more than just deal with money.
As director of Children’s Ministry for the past 15 years, Joan has her hands in all things children – from nursery to 5th grade.
Johnny serves as the Student Ministries Director with an emphasis on the High School Ministry and their families.
Emily is the Director of Women’s Ministry.
John is the Facilities Manager and is the Director of Men’s Ministries.
Heidi plans and prepares the curriculum for the older preschool and Kindergarten age children.
Cathy helps support Children’s Ministry.
Deedee is the Nursery Coordinator and Office Assistant.
Brooke works part-time where her main responsibilities are youth admin, the auction fundraiser, and girl’s ministry.
Philip prepares the stage and tech booth for Sunday morning and other events at the church.
Jeremiah will be assisting with teaching and spiritual formation in his two-year residency here at Believers Fellowship.
Spencer is a BF Student Ministry Resident.
Davey and his wife have been attending Believers Fellowship since 2006. They have four children and Davey serves as an elder at the church. What is your favorite book (outside of the Bible)? Why? Where the Red Fern Grows, My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, and White Fang…I cannot wait to read these stories with my kids. Vacation […]
Ashton works with special projects around the church, including our outdoor work parties held twice yearly.
Jon primarily serves as deacon to oversee the grounds at the church, as well as other areas as needed.
Kevin serves as a Deacon at Believers Fellowship and also feels blessed to work with our youth.
Tom is a deacon who primarily helps get the building ready on Sunday morning and then serves as an usher at the worship services.
One of Greg’s duties as a deacon is to organize the greeters for Sunday mornings.