Pastors are the senior leaders under Jesus.
Anyone who is interested in the topic of elders is encouraged to read through the books of Titus and First and Second Timothy, which Paul wrote to instruct these men on how to govern the church and appoint elders and deacons.
In the book of Acts, we see the church beginning to form its structure under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In Acts 6, the apostles call out a group of men to oversee the distribution of food to the poor, because they need to be devoted to prayer and to the ministry of the word. This is the beginning of the structure of elders and deacons. Elders would emerge as those called to the ministry of prayer and word, and deacons as lead servants in the community.
One21 Church is led by biblically qualified elders:
Marc Callahan - Gospel Communities Elder
Marc Callahan has been married to Dail for 41 years and they have 2 sons and 2 daughters along with 5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. They live in the Pfafftown/Lewisville area. Marc spent many years in the business world and works full time in his own business in addition to his elder duties. He has been an elder at One21 Church since February 2011.
Josh Hatfield - Lead Preaching and Teaching Elder
Josh has been married to his wife Allison since June 2011 and they currently have two children, Emma Grace and Justus. Josh has been an elder at One21 Church since the spring of 2013. In the summer of 2015 Josh left his full time job at a local business so that he could love, serve, and lead One21 Church as a full time pastor.
Blake Shotwell - Lay Elder
Blake Shotwell has been married to his wife Angela since graduating from NC State in 2000 with a Master’s degree in Accounting. They have three school aged children. Blake currently works full time for a large banking institution. In 2008, Blake met with the initial One21 elder team to participate in the start-up of One21 Church here in Winston Salem. From the initial start-up to today, Blake has poured his heart and energy into leading gospel communities, overseeing the church finances and serving with his hands anywhere needed. Today, Blake’s role is to encourage the church body to “be a family of missionary servants who make disciples”.