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.

Pastoral Team

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.

As the primary teaching pastor, Mike has a passion for carefully and relevantly unpacking the truths of Scripture. His desire is to see people grow in their understanding, appreciation, and application of the Gospel to real life.

Other Pastors:

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.

Jared Showalter: Building & Grounds

Jared is a native of Lancaster, PA. He uses his gifts to manage the upkeep of and improvements to the church property. Jared and his wife, Chrystal, serve full-time with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) and are based in Keyser.

Tony Nguyen: Audio & Video & Technology

Tony helps lead the technology needs of the church, you can usually find him in front of a computer in the sound booth. He is a graduate of West Virginia University where he accepted Christ during college. He works as an engineer at ATK, in Rocket City, WV.
Ken Ross: Worship Ministries
Ken is retired from the U.S. Army, having served for a time with Army Rangers. He is also retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Ken oversees our greeters, ushers, financial team, and our monthly preparation for communion. However, his biggest gifts are his friendliness, servant’s heart, and ability to make everyone laugh.

Ministry Coordinator

Brittany Kiser:

In 2019, Brittany Kiser became the ministry coordinator at Gospel Life. She serves as an administrative hub for the various ministries of the church. A native of Moorefield, WV, Brittany is a former insurance professional, and mother of two. In addition to her duties as ministry coordinator, Brittany and her husband Jeremiah faithfully serve as preschool Sunday school teachers.

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.

Kaye Moore: Nursery and Treasurer
Chrystal Showalter: Music Team
Melissa Wyatt: Kid’s Life & Children’s Sunday school


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