Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Dr. Bo Rice

Senior Pastor

Ministry Team

John Egbert

Rodney Bounds

Executive and Discipleship Pastor
Minister of Senior Adults

Aaron Sibley

Christy McIlwain

Minister of Students
Minister of Children & Families

Brent Leach

Sports Evangelism and Men's Director

Kristy Hill

Preschool Director

Jacob Whaley

Middle School Director

Vince Lee

Media Director

Amber Biswell

Communication Director

Zane Warren

Music Director

Administrative Team

Davis Watts

Financial  Administrator

Allen Clark

Facility Administrator

Jamie Walker 

Senior Pastor Executive Assistant

June Poole

Lisa Mason

Debbie Lott

Financial Administrative Assistant
Music Administrative Assistant
Student Ministry Assistant

Michele Simkins

Ministry Assistant

Lisa McCartney

Amanda Smith

Children's Ministry Assistant
Ministry Assistant

Elders

Brian Ball

Dennis Basden

Walker Gibson

Craig Slay

Ray Upchurch

Andy White

What is our Governance?

Our church governance is a Elder Governance under the leadership of a plurality of Elders. The elder body is comprised of 7 elders: The Senior Pastor, who serves as Lead Elder and six lay elders, who are nominated and affirmed by the church body. Elders are elected to serve a six year term with the terms staggered so that only two men rotate off at a time.

What do Elders do?

The responsibility of an elder is first and foremost to devote himself to the ministries of the church through prayer, teaching, giving counsel to the Senior Pastor/Lead Elder and service to the church ministries. The elders are primarily responsible for the doctrinal integrity of the church. (1 Timothy 3:2; 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Titus 1:9; 2:1)


What do we mean by Plurality?

The plurality of elders simply means more than one elder is governing our church. This is important because it provides mutual accountability against sin and unwise decisions. Full authority never resides with one leader in a plurality of elders. This model is consistent with congregations addressed in the new testament. (Acts 14:23; 15:22-23; 20:17; 1 Peter 5:1; James 5:14) Both Timothy and Titus were instructed to appoint multiple elders in each local church. With this biblical leadership model we believe there is strength in a plurality of perspective, wisdom, and accountability.