The Gathering acknowledges the Lord Jesus Christ as its head who ultimately rules over the church (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18).  Christ mediates His ruling authority in the church through godly servant-leaders.  Elders are entrusted by the Holy Spirit with the responsibility of overseeing and shepherding the flock of God. All of the Elders are pastors of the congregation, who also meet regularly to pray and provide spiritual oversight on matters concerning the church.  All Elders meet the stated qualifications for this office, as laid out in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.

The Gathering's Elders are Mike Newman, Dave Zender, and Paul Allen. 

 The Newman Family


 The Zenders


 The Allen Family 



Deacons are recognized servant leaders of the church, as evidenced by the meaning of the word “deacon," which means “servant.” While Elders pray, teach, and oversee, deacons are ministers of mercy that meet the practical needs of the people of God and her resources. The qualifications for deacons are nearly identical to Elders except for teaching and preaching responsibilities. These qualifications are listed in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. The organization and leadership structure of the deacons is at the discretion of the elders.

The Gathering's Deacon is Zane Hartsell.

The Hartsell Family 

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Administrative Assistant

The administrative assistant is an assistant to the Lead Pastor. This person works in close communication with the Pastor on a weekly basis. This work honors the Lord and has the heart of Acts 6:4 where the Elders were devoted to the ministry of prayer and the word.

The Gathering's Administrative Assistant is Faith Leeper.

The Leepers 

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