We are a Jesus-ruled, elder-led, deacon-served, staff-supported, congregationally-accountable local church. The Bible gives clear qualifications for what it means to be a pastor/elder/overseer of a local church. (1 Tim. 3:1-7), (Titus 1:6-9) The Bible also clearly models a plurality of elders in a local church setting (without ever setting a specific number). (Acts 14:23, 16:4, 20:17, 21:18), (Titus 1:5), (James 5:14)
The men listed below serve as our congregation’s elders. We have two kinds of elders: staff elders (meaning they serve the church full-time as paid staff) and lay elders (meaning they serve the church voluntarily). Regardless of being a staff elder or lay elder, all of our elders are one team under the leadership of our Senior Pastor, Jason Pamblanco. The elders “have been entrusted by God and recognized by this membership to serve and care for this body by teaching the Word of Christ to us and modeling the character of Christ before us” as stated in the church’s covenant.