Elder Candidate

“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach.” –Titus 1:7

Qualifications for Elders:

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. (Titus 1:6-9 ESV)

The Affirmation Process

Periodically the Elder Board Nominating Committee seeks out godly men in the church to serve on FAC’s elder board. These leaders are then introduced to the congregation and an opportunity is given for church members to affirm each candidate or provide feedback as to why they feel a candidate is unfit to serve as an elder according to the standard described in Titus 1.

Please take a minute to get to know the candidate and then take the opportunity to give us your feedback.

[Access the Affirmation Form]

Meet the Elder Candidate

Chuck Pederson

Chuck has attended Fellowship Alliance Chapel since 1995. He and his wife, Kathy, have three daughters: Kelsey, Whitney, and Carly. He is currently the Chief Information Officer at Keystone Industries, which produces cosmetic and dental products.

His past ministry involvement has included serving as a community group leader, an Alpha table leader, a parenting class teacher, an elder, a Pastoral Search team member, and most recently as a discussion leader at the Experiencing God class.

Chuck believes the call to be an elder is to be a shepherd and protector of God’s church (Acts 20:27-29). The verse he has found applicable to his life at this time is Psalm 9:10—”And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you” (ESV).