Qualifications for the Office of Elder

1 Timothy 3:1-7

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

Roles of the Elders

The office of Ruling Elder in Christ’s church is a perpetual office and is conferred upon men in the congregation who have been duly nominated, trained, tested, approved, elected, ordained, and installed into such office. Elders are entrusted by God with the spiritual welfare of the church and as such call the congregation to worship, guard the purity of the gospel and the doctrine of the church, and are entrusted with the spiritual discipline of its member, should such discipline be deemed necessary.

The Session of the church comprised both of Ruling Elders who have been chosen from the member of the congregation as well as Teaching Elder(s) or pastors who are selected and elected by the congregation and tested, approved, ordained, and installed by the Presbytery.

The Elders

Charles Martin
Charles MartinRuling Elder
Charles has been an elder at WPC since 2015. He along with his wife Joy have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Jason Parrish
Jason ParrishRuling Elder
Jason Parrish has been an elder since 2019. He and his wife Becky have four children.
Adrian Das
Adrian DasPastor
Pastor Adrian has been serving at WPC since 2005. He and his wife Kelley have three children.
Lou Mattea
Lou MatteaRuling Elder
Lou and his wife Alexandra have two daughters and are the owner operators of LucciAnnas Patisserie .


Qualifications of a Deacon

1 Timothy 3:8-13

Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

Roles of the Deacons

Like the office of Elder, the office of Deacon is a perpetual offer bestowed upon men in the congregation who after having been nominated are trained, tested, and approved by the Session and then duly elected by the congregation after which time they are ordained and installed as officers of Christ’s Church. In accordance with Acts 6, Deacons are to assists the Elders with the care of the congregation. Their primary role is mercy ministry and the upkeep of the facilities of the church.

The Deacons

Allan Haliday
Allan HalidayDeacon
Brian Coleson
Brian ColesonDeacon

Administrators & Directors

Jack Das
Jack DasAdministrative Assistant
Becky Parrish
Becky ParrishChildren's Ministry Director
Kai Luckert
Kai LuckertYouth Director


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