Meet our two pastors:
Charlie Meyer serves as a pastor in Living Hope. Charlie and his wife Roxanne are the proud parents of four children: Arielle, Elisa, Christopher, and Joel. When Charlie has free time he can be found in his other favorite elements: The love of music, motorcycles, and God’s creation.
Paul Johnson serves as a pastor in Living Hope and also leads our music. He and his wife Christie have three sons and one daughter. Paul enjoys playing and building guitars, being outdoors and coffee, lots of coffee.
We believe the scripture teaches that there is one office of church leadership for which the terms elder, pastor and bishop are used interchangeably. Living Hope is led by a plurality of co-equal elders. These men are appointed by the elders of the church after being tested against the qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. While Living Hope is a self-governed autonomous church we exist in close fellowship with other local churches and are a member of Great Commission Churches.
Additionally, we believe God has appointed Deacons as servants of the church. Deacons carry significant responsibility and must meet the qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. It is our understanding that the office of a deacon is open to men or women.
Leadership is influence flowing from our love for people and our character not an office. As coheirs of His Kingdom, God has given all believers gifts of His grace for the purpose of building His church. Our desire is to help men and women to discover their gifts and grow in love and character so they may lead in the church as God intends.