We are an elder-led church. This means nearly all the ministry decisions are made by qualified men elected to serve as elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9). Elders are pastors, but most of them are not paid. For example, Mike Barter is an elder who is paid to pastor Grace Community Fellowship. We have four elders who are not paid to pastor Grace: Jim Villanueva, Doug Olson, Dennis Funk and Cal Jost. The desire of the elders is to shepherd the flock of God under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ (1 Peter 5:1-4).