Our Leadership

Our Leadership

The Elders and Deacons of Westminster comprise our congregation’s leadership as they follow the Lord’s clear teaching in the Scriptures and lead in the ministry of the church within the congregation, in the community, and even around the world.

The primary spiritual leaders of a congregation are the congregationally elected Elders, who are also called overseers or pastors in the New Testament. Elders teach or preach the Word and shepherd the souls of those under their care (Eph. 4:11; 1 Tim. 3:2; 5:17; Titus 1:9; Heb. 13:17). Elders come in two types: Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders (1 Tim. 5:17). Teaching Elders are commonly called Ministers or Pastors, and they primarily provide for the preaching and teaching needs within a local congregation (Ephesians 4:11). Ruling Elders are commonly called simply Elders, although the Ruling Elders may also be appropriately called pastors since they too are responsible for shepherding the flock, caring for the congregation, and watching over her spiritual needs (Acts 20:28). Together, the Teaching and Ruling Elders make up the Session, which is jointly charged with oversight of the ministry of the Word and prayer in the church.

In addition to Elder, the other ordinary and perpetual office in the Church established by Christ through His Apostles is the office of Deacon. The Biblical role of Deacons is to take care of the physical and logistical needs of the church so that the Elders can concentrate on their primary calling. These men too are elected by the congregation (Acts 6:1-6), just like the Elders.  The role of Deacons in the church is to serve the congregation in its physical needs and to encourage the congregation to love and pursue good deeds for others in need. The Deacons, together, are referred to as the Diaconate.

Westminster is currently led by:

Teaching Elder Kyle Ferguson
Ruling Elder Jim Foster
Ruling Elder Mike Gray
Ruling Elder Joe Faus
Ruling Elder Mark Bratton

Deacon Woody Roosma
Deacon Kameron Hamlin
Deacon Garrett Humbertson
Deacon Will Bebout

Westminster also has two Pastoral Interns who lead worship and perform various pastoral duties, including preaching and teaching, visitation, and other duties to assist Pastor Ferguson. Jordan Howerton and Jeremiah Juliano both currently serve as interns. Both are students at the Blue Ridge Institute (BRITE).