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.
Matt Edwards helps plan our Sunday morning worship services, teaches about 50% of the Sundays, leads our community outreach efforts, and develops staff members.
Jeremiah joined us a pastoral resident in early 2017. We liked him so much, we hired him as our Director of Spiritual Formation at the end of 2018. Jeremiah is assists with planning events and teaching on Sunday. He helps the youth staff with some projects and even takes some time to teach our students. […]
Shawn plans and directs all the musical and creative elements that go into making a Sunday morning happen.
Johnny serves as the Student Ministries Director with an emphasis on the High School Ministry and their families.
Steve’s duties range from solving staff IT problems to emptying the recycling tubs on Thursday afternoons.
Jon is the Student Ministry Director. He oversees middle school student ministries but also has a hand in developing high school students.
Heidi is in charge of all that is Children’s Ministry.
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Julia is a part of the Children’s Ministry Staff.
Haley helps support Children’s Ministry.
Brooke works part-time as the Executive Assistant to the Ministry Director.
Stacy is our Office Assistant, supporting office communication and function.
Philip prepares the stage and tech booth for Sunday morning and other events at the church.
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Lydia is back! She is working as the Childcare Coordinator for Life Groups, Student Ministries, & Special Events. You will also see her volunteering in Children’s Ministry on Sundays. Lydia has been attending Believers Fellowship since she was two! Who is one person (other than Jesus or your spouse) who has made a significant difference […]
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Emily is the Director of Women’s Ministry.
Gary is one of the founding members of Believers Fellowship and served on its pastoral staff from 1979 until his retirement in 2021. If you had a day completely to yourself (and you weren’t allowed to do something responsible), what would you do? Cast a line for cutthroat in the mighty Tilton River. (“Glory be […]
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.
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Steve is the Deacon Administrator.
Ashton serves as a deacon.
Jordan is in charge of Special Events and helps with groundskeeping.
Dave helps with church finances and serves as the second service deacon.
Jim is in charge of groundskeeping.
Dave is the leader of our security team.
David is in charge of the Coffee Ministry Team.
Keith coordinates our facilities management with Erik Hammel.
Cindy assists with the first service on Sunday.
Joel coordinates our volunteer greeters for Sunday mornings.
Cathy coordinates our Meals Ministry and Lord’s Supper.