Grace Fellowship is an elder-led church. This means nearly all the ministry decisions are made by qualified men elected to serve as elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9). Elders are pastors, overseers, shepherds of the church (Acts 20:17, 28-30; 1 Peter 5:1-4). Most of the elders are lay elders (not paid by the church). Mike Barter is a paid pastoral staff member, who serves as an elder.
The desire of the elders is to shepherd the flock of God under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ with the support of the deacons. The elders serve by leading and deacons lead by serving.The role of the deacons is to support the destination set by the elders. They serve the church body by facilitating care of the physical church property as well as the tangible needs of the body of Christ (the people).
Cal Jost- Chair
Dave Clark- Chair