The Leadership at Watertown Community Church
We are an elder lead, congregational church. We believe the biblical terms for elder, pastor and bishop are synonmous with each other in the New Testament. Our pastor is simply the paid leader of our church and he is one of the many leaders we have, called elders. Our church raises its own men to the office of elder. The elders are accountable to the whole congregation for their leadership and teaching, while the congregation is called to follow the elders because the elders are accountable to God for the congregation.
Meet Our Elders:
Keith is the pastor of our church. He was born and raised in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in anthropology. He finished his Master of Divinity degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Keith and his family served for several years overseas before becoming pastor of WCC. Keith is married with two children.
John is a long time member of WCC. He has severed on our Elder Board for many years. John helps lead WCC’s music ministry and men’s groups. John is married and a newly an empty-nester. John enjoys working this his hands and is a natural born tinkerer.
Tom has years of experience in the ministry, pastoring several churches himself. Tom is in the middle of his first term on our elder board, is passionate about preaching and often teaches WCC’s Jr. Church. Tom is married and has many wonderful children and grandchildren. He also loves cars and trucks, especially all things Chevy.