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.
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Jeremiah is in charge of spiritual formation and helps with teaching on Sundays.
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.
Jon is the Student Ministry Associate Director. He oversees middle school student ministries but also has a hand in developing high school students.
Emily is the Director of Women’s Ministry.
John is the Facilities Manager and also serves as an elder.
Heidi plans and prepares the curriculum for the older preschool and Kindergarten age children. She is also in charge of the Sunday morning nurseries.
Cathy helps support Children’s Ministry.
Jen works as our part-time Office Assistant and she helps out with Student Ministry.
Brooke works part-time where her main responsibilities are youth admin, the auction fundraiser, and girl’s ministry.
Rachel is the Family Ministry Resident.
Philip prepares the stage and tech booth for Sunday morning and other events at the church.
Matt is serving as the Worship Intern.
Davey serves as an elder at Believers Fellowship.
Tim serves as an elder at Believers Fellowship.
John serves as an elder at Believers Fellowship.
Dick serves as an elder at Believers Fellowship.
Mike serves as an elder at Believers Fellowship.
Kevin serves as a Deacon at Believers Fellowship and also feels blessed to work with our youth.
Ashton works with special projects around the church, including our outdoor work parties held twice yearly.
Jeff has the responsibility of overseeing the Lord’s Supper ministry.
Dave helps to manage the activities between the first and second services.
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