There is no set number of elders, and the current board is always praying and considering additional elders as the church continues to grow. New elders are selected by the current board of elders, and the church body has an opportunity, prior to ordination of a new elder, to bring forth reasonable concern or agreement with the qualifications of the proposed elder. Once ordained, an elder remains on the board as long as he has a heart for eldership, effectively fulfills his responsibilities, and adheres to the qualifications of an elder set forth in 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9.


This weekend, Tom Merritt was installed as our newest governing elder. We are so thankful for the almost 25 years of faithful service and leadership that Tom and his wife Allyison have given Grace Church. We look forward to Tom bringing his leadership and shepherding gifts onto the board of governing elders. Please continue to pray for all our governing and shepherding elders as they serve our church daily.

Governing Elders

Shepherding Elders