Elders are the leaders of the church who in the Bible are also called pastors, bishops, and overseers (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Peter 5:2). Elders are to be men chosen for their ministry according to clear biblical requirements (1 Timothy 2:11-3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) and an elder’s duties include ruling (1 Timothy 5:17) managing (1 Timothy 3:4-5), tending (1 Peter 5:2-5), giving account (Hebrews 13:17), living an exemplary life (Hebrews 13:7), using authority (Acts 20:28), teaching (Ephesians 4:11, 1 Timothy 3:2), preaching (1 Timothy 5:17), doctrinal instruction (Titus 1:9), and church discipline (Matthew 18:15-17).

The clear pattern of scripture is for local churches to train up multiple qualified elders to serve together as a safeguard for both the church and the elders (Acts 20:17; 2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 1:5; 1 Peter 5:1). Within our leadership, Jesus alone is the Senior Pastor (1 Peter 5:4). Below, you will find the pastors under him who lead and serve in our church family.

Our family of churches has central leadership, as well as local leadership at each of our churches. To find out more about each church's leadership, visit your church's page.


The following pastors serve our entire family of churches.

Adam Gibson
Vision & Teaching
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Ryan Rike
Care & Recovery
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Allen Tipping
Groups & Discipleship
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Chris Kakaras
Business & Finance
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Landon Thompson
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Directors oversee specific areas of ministry.

Laura Jones
Kids & Families
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Nick Johnston
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Wes Butler
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Each year we work with a group of Residents through our Residency Program, designed to raise up leaders for the existing Church and future church plants.

residency director:


Kelsey O'Neal
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