Community Fellowship Church is an elder-led church. Our elders are always available to meet with you if you desire to learn more about our church or if you have a spiritual need.
What Is an Elder?
Elders are the qualified men, whom Jesus has called, to oversee His church.
The word “elder” comes from the greek word episkopos, literally translated “overseer.” This word is synonymous and interchangeable with the words pastor and bishop. Qualifications for eldership are found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, and include leading their families well, a record of serving Jesus well both in the church and in everyday life, a thorough knowledge of the Bible and a mature Christian walk, and a good reputation both in and out of the church.
The primary duties of elders include praying and studying Scripture, leading the vision of the church, caring for the people of the church, teaching, living lives that are exemplary, protecting the people of the church from false doctrine and teachers, and developing other leaders.
Our current elders (pictured below) are: Gary Vaterlaus, Daniel Barkdoll, Jim Fuchs, and Lamar Frederick.