The head and ruler of the church is the Lord Jesus Christ. He has given specific leaders to care for his people, the church. In the New Testament, the apostles wrote about the offices of elder and deacon (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1). These offices were for those to lead the church both during and after the apostolic era. Elders and deacons do not lead for their own benefit but serve to equip and nurture the local church body. At GBC, we have a plurality of elders who give spiritual oversight and deacons who care for the more practical needs of our church family.
The elders of Grace Bible Church are set aside by the congregation to devote themselves to prayer, preaching and the spiritual oversight and care of the church (Acts 6:4; 1 Timothy 3:1-7). Elders (other than our pastor) serve in 3 year terms.
Elder / Pastor
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Elder / Member Care
Simon and his wife, Tiv, started attending GBC in 2011. Simon is originally from England, and now resides in Cambridge, Ontario. Tiv passed away in 2017. Simon is thankful for their two wonderful adult children, Hayley and David. Simon enjoys attending prayer meetings, and has served as an elder since 2013. He helps oversees member care. He also loves soccer and golf.
Elder / Member Care and Visitation
Warren and his wife Janet have been attending GBC since 2010 and enjoy their two adult children and three grandchildren as well. Warren enjoys ministry of song and Bible study at the retirement home in Listowel as well as sharing his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He has served in sound ministry, and as an elder since 2013. Warren helps to oversee member care and visitation.
Elder / Deacons and Finances
Don and his wife Michelle have four children (Abigail, Lauren, Julia, Nathan) and they have been members since 1997. During this time, they have served in several ministries within Grace Bible Church. As an elder, Don oversees the deacons and finances. Don has been in the financial services industry for 30 years and is currently a partner of Desmarais Financial Services Inc. Don enjoys his time with his family and loves to travel.
The deacons of GBC oversee the physical needs of the congregation, benevolent concerns and ministries of mercy (1 Timothy 3:8-13). Deacons serve in 3 year terms.
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