According to the New Testament, Elders are responsible for the primary leadership and oversight of a church.  The function and role of an Elder is well summarized by Alexander Strauch in his book Biblical Eldership: “Elders lead the church [1 Tim 5:17; Titus 1:7; 1 Peter 5:1-2], teach and preach the Word [1 Timothy 3:2; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 1:9], protect the church from false teachers [Acts 20:17, 28-31], exhort and admonish the saints in sound doctrine [1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 3:13-17; Titus 1;9], visit the sick and pray [James 5:14; Acts 20:35], and judge doctrinal issues [Acts 15:16]. In biblical terminology, elders shepherd, oversee, lead, and care for the local church” (16).

In fulfilling these responsibilities Elders must first and foremost devote themselves to prayer and the Word of God (Acts 6:4). 

To cover our church family with the best care possible, the church directory has been divided among the Elders. Mike Nordyke is responsible for A-E; Ken Elben, F-H; Philip Woodall, I-M; Dave Walker, N-R; Chris Abe, S-Z; Joe DeVito: Seniors; Joey LeSuer: Youth. Debbie Evans (Deacon of Care Ministries) and her team will continue to minister to shut-ins and those with specific needs. We've got you covered!


Joe De VitoJoe De Vito
Elder- Overseer of Seniors

Mike NordykeMike Nordyke
Elder- Overseer of A-E

Ken ElbenKen Elben
Elder- Oversees F-H

Philip WoodallPhilip Woodall
Elder- Oversees I-M

Dave WalkerDave Walker
Elder - Oversees N-R

Chris AbeChris Abe
Elder- Oversees S-Z