Leadership

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Mercy Hill Church maintains a philosophy of elder leadership that we feel is consistent with biblical instruction and protestant church history. This philosophy of church leadership maintains two important principles; pastoral and shared leadership. Pastoral leadership, simply stated, is that the role of elder and the role of pastor are one and the same. Therefore, all elders are pastors and all pastors are elders. Shared leadership is the biblical and historical practice of leadership through the plurality and equality of elders.

The New Testament books of 1 Timothy and Titus describe the qualifications for Elders/Pastors. Those qualifications involve behavior, character, knowledge, spirituality, and abilities-both innate and learned. (Read 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 for a better understanding of these qualifications.)

If you would like more details on Mercy Hill's understanding of church leadership and government, please review this copy of Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch.

ELDERS

  Ernie Evangelista   ernie@mercyhill.org

Ernie Evangelista
ernie@mercyhill.org

  Joshua Dostal   Rock County Teaching Pastor   joshua@mercyhill.org

Joshua Dostal
Rock County Teaching Pastor
joshua@mercyhill.org

  Phillip Martinez   phil@mercyhill.org

Phillip Martinez
phil@mercyhill.org

  Kevin Oelke   Lake Country Teaching Pastor   kevin@mercyhill.org

Kevin Oelke
Lake Country Teaching Pastor
kevin@mercyhill.org

  Tommy Orlando   Lead & Bay view Teaching Pastor   tommy@mercyhill.org

Tommy Orlando
Lead & Bay view Teaching Pastor
tommy@mercyhill.org

  Chris Peterson   Lake Country   chris@mercyhill.org

Chris Peterson
Lake Country
chris@mercyhill.org

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DEACONS

In addition to elder/pastors, Mercy Hill sees the role of Deacon as being crucial to the ministry of the church both in operations and outreach. The New Testament book of 1 Timothy explains the qualifications for a deacon. We are excited to see qualified men and women demonstrate their abilities to serve the body of Christ.

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