Most churches refer to their leaders as pastors. While Jesus has given some individuals to the church as pastors (Eph. 4:11)—or to translate the original word properly, shepherds—that is not the term used in the New Testament for local church leaders. Those men were called elders or overseers. We therefore believe the biblical pattern for leadership of the local church is by a plurality of elders under the oversight of apostolic ministry. The men called to this role must outwork pastoral care and exercise biblical authority in the life of the church. Gifting and Christ-like character are necessary for this task.
Elders and Wives
One Church Ministries Leadership
The ministry gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers are given by Christ to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:12-13).
One Church Ministries (OCM) is the apostolic team that cares for the each of the Living Light congregations, providing oversight and support for its leaders. OCM is led by John Lalgee in team with Scott Goodwill and Ian Gerrard, who are all recognized in Ephesians 4:11 roles.