Leadership Overview

Gospel Fellowship Church is led by multiple pastors (also called elders) who shepherd the church through prayer, preaching, care, and oversight. We do not have a senior pastor, instead responsibility and authority are shared (Titus 1:5-9). In partnership with the pastors, our deacons focus on meeting the practical needs of the congregation (Acts 6:1-6).  For a description of pastors and deacons see below.

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Pastor / Elder

The practice of shared pastoral leadership among qualified men is both well attested and widespread (Acts 14:23; 15:2,4; 20:17,28; Phil 1:1; 1 Tim 3:1-7, 5:17; James 1:1, with 5:14-15; 1 Peter 1:1, with 5:1).  God called the early Christians to establish multiple pastors in every church (Acts 14:23, Titus 1:5, 1 Tim 3:1-7, 14-15, 5:21).

A pastor shepherds the people of God as a steward of Jesus Christ the Chief Shepherd by caring for them, teaching them, defending them, and leading them to become mature in Christ, to do the work of the ministry, and to advance the gospel for the glory of God.


Deacons are a separate office in the church (1 Tim 3:8-13).  The word “Deacon” means “servant,” and the title designates their function.  Deacons are entrusted with serving the practical needs of the Christian community.  Like elders there are to be a plurality of qualified deacons (Acts 6:1-7).