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Our Leadership

The two offices of leadership described in the Bible are elders and deacons.

God has placed elders as leaders over his church. When the Bible speaks of pastors, elders, and overseers in the church, the same office is being described. The task of these men is to shepherd (i.e., pastor), oversee, and teach the church (1 Peter 5:1-2). The elders are the qualified (1 Tim 3:1-13, Titus 1:6-9), exemplary (1 Peter 5:3), Spirit-appointed (Acts 20:28), leaders in the church. Grace Bible Church does not have a head pastor. Rather, all the elders share leadership responsibility; all elder decision are made with unanimity.

If you have any questions regarding the leadership of Grace Bible Church, please email us at elders@gbcaz.org or visit our contact page.

Deacons are the servant layer of leadership in the church. They are qualified men (1 Tim 3:8-13) serving the church to meet a specific task in order to free the elders to devote themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4). The following are the deacons, the servant leadership, of Grace Bible Church.

Staff

The majority of ministry work at Grace Bible Church happens through the volunteer efforts of those in the body. However, there are a few paid staff who work in our offices at the direction of the elders to assist in ongoing administrative and technical needs.

Allie Casillas

Administrative Ministry Assistant

allie@gbcaz.org

Laney Philobes

Administrative Ministry Assistant

laney@gbcaz.org

Laney is a part time administrative assistant at GBC. She primarily serves in the office with Next Generation Ministries and Student Ministries.She was married to Jonathan in 2013, and they adopted a four year old son, Malachi, in 2016. In her free time, Laney likes to bake, play the piano, and adventure with her family and dogs.

Tommy Minahan

Music & Media Management

tommy@gbcaz.org

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