Leadership

 

DOWNTOWN STAFF

Michelle
Jahnke

Communications Director

 

Jake
Blair

Director of Equipping

 
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dustin
smith

Serve The City Director

Megan
Rife

Residency Director

 

Tim
Olson

Church Planting Candidate

 
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Alice
smith

Groups Team Director

Jonathan
Pritchard

Kidtown Director

 

Cole
Simpson

College Staff

Wes
butler

Business Director

 

Garrison
Weiner

College Staff

 

Pastors

Elders are the leaders of the church who in the Bible are also called pastors, bishops, and overseers (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Peter 5:2). Elders are to be men chosen for their ministry according to clear biblical requirements (1 Timothy 2:11-3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) and an elder’s duties include ruling (1 Timothy 5:17) managing (1 Timothy 3:4-5), tending (1 Peter 5:2-5), giving account (Hebrews 13:17), living an exemplary life (Hebrews 13:7), using authority (Acts 20:28), teaching (Ephesians 4:11, 1 Timothy 3:2), preaching (1 Timothy 5:17), doctrinal instruction (Titus 1:9), and church discipline (Matthew 18:15-17).

The clear pattern of scripture is for local churches to train up multiple qualified elders to serve together as a safeguard for both the church and the elders (Acts 20:17; 2 Timothy 2:2; Titus 1:5; 1 Peter 5:1). Within our leadership, Jesus alone is the Senior Pastor (1 Peter 5:4). Below, you will find the pastors under him who lead and serve in our church family.

Downtown Pastors

Jon
Ludovina

Family Discipleship

 

Chris
kakaras

Business & Finance

Allen
Tipping

Groups & Discipleship

 

Landon thompson

Students

Adam
gibson

Vision & Teaching

 

Ryan
rike

Care & Recovery

Jay
hendricks

Music & Production