The biblical qualifications for pastors are found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. Pastors (also called elders and overseers in Scripture) are responsible to know, lead, feed, protect, and care for God’s flock, the church.
By God’s grace, Jeff is the founding pastor of Grace Church, and he serves as the primary preaching pastor. He graduated from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2009, and has been serving in Grace Church since 2011. He is super blessed to have been married to Cindy since 1987, soon after they both came to Christ. Jeff is passionate about seeing people transformed by the good news of God’s grace in Jesus Christ. Therefore, he is committed to faithfully preaching the Word of God with Christ at the center.
The biblical qualifications for deacons are found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. You can also find the beginning of the New Testament office of deacon in Acts 6:1-7. Deacons serve the church and the elders by taking on many of the administrative details of the church so that the elders can primarily stay focused on shepherding the church through faithful leading, teaching, and prayer, all according to God’s Word.
Randy currently serves in the Marine Corps, is married to Rebecca, and the father of two children: Landon and Colton. Randy was ordained as a deacon in April 2015. He serves primarily in our music ministry, overseeing the tech team and music team. He also has a deacon’s assistant, Andrew Wilwerding, who is serving primarily in the area of the churches finances.