You’ll hear the phrase “Every Member Matters” a lot at Gospel Life. We believe that the ministry is more of a team role for all the saints rather than something that only “clergy” does (Eph 4:10-12). We are all servants working together. Gospel Life is governed by elder led congregationalism; a congregational polity that is is led by pastors who are assisted by deacons.
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Michael Wyatt, Pastor for Preaching & Vision
On Sunday October 12th 2014, Gospel Life called Mike Wyatt as their next pastor. Prior to coming to Gospel Life, Mike served for 12 years as an assistant pastor at Suber Road Baptist Church in Greer, SC.
In God’s providence we hope to have others pastors (elders) to shepherd the flock here in Keyser. We are committed to a plurality of leadership and team-based model of ministry.
Deacon Fellowship: A team of servant leaders
We believe that deacons exist in the local church to preserve the role of the pastors/elder and ensure that physical needs do not go unmet. We see the New Testament role of deacons begins with benevolence needs (Acts 6) and ends with any other roles that assist the pastor(s) in the ministry. Our deacons serve for 4 year terms. Below are our current deacons.
Norman Moore – Missions and Education
Norman is a graduate of Potomac State College as well as West Virginia University. Before retirement, he served as a school teacher and was the health inspector for the Mineral County Health Department. He chairs the Missions Committee, teaches an adult bible class, and coordinates educational materials. He loves reading and cheering on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Med Matlick -Ushers and Building & Grounds
Meredith “Med” serves as a humble, quiet servant at Gospel Life. He is a retiree of the Luke Paper Mill and a veteran who served with the Army National Guard. In his spare time he loves old time gospel music and watching his grandsons’ sporting events.
Ken Ross – Ushers and Building & Grounds
Ken is retired from the Army, and a former Ranger. His jovial personality is contagious. Don’t worry, if he’s teasing you that means he likes you. One of his greatest weaknesses is his obsession with the Baltimore Ravens:-).
Tony Nguyen: Audio & Video & Technology
Ministry Team Leaders
We want every member of Gospel Life to be connected with God, others, and service because “Every Member Matters.” Each member is expected to serve on a ministry team. In addition to the deacons (who lead ministry teams too) the following individuals lead ministry teams.