Redeemer Church (PCA) is governed by spiritually qualified elders and served by spiritually qualified deacons, both chosen by the people.

Teaching Elders

Elbert McGowan, Jr.

Senior Pastor

Brian Gault

Assistant Pastor of Shepherding and Discipleship

Zack Owens

Assistant Pastor of Children and Families

Ruling Elders

"Elders are gifted and called to watch diligently over the flock committed to their charge, that no corruption of doctrine or of morals enter therein.  They should visit the people at their homes, especially the sick.  They should instruct the ignorant, comfort the mourner, nourish and guard the children of the Church.  They should set a worthy example to the flock entrusted to their care by their zeal to evangelize the unconverted and make disciples” (Book of Church Order 8-3).

Al Arnold


Gene Dent

Elder, Committee on Discipleship Ministries

Grant Callen


Tommy Dent

Elder, Administration Committee, Worship Committee

Scott Marshall

Elder, Co-Chair Committee on Discipleship Ministries

Barry McCay

Elder, Chair of the Missions Committee, Mission to Jackson

Kelle Menogan

Elder, Clerk, Chair of the Administration Committee

Marculis Mosby


Matthew Nasekos


Otis Pickett

Elder, Committee on Discipleship Ministries

Herb Sanders

Elder, Co-Chair of the Children & Youth Committee

Bryant Taylor

Elder, Chair of the Worship Committee

Kelly Simpkins

Elder, Worship Committee

Bill Wallace

Elder, Missions Committee, World Missions

Trey Watkins



Deacons are gifted and called to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress.  “It is their duty also to develop the grace of liberality in the members of the church, to devise effective methods of collecting the gifts of the people, and to distribute these gifts among the objects to which they are contributed.  They shall have the care of the property of the congregation” (Book Church of Order 9-2).

Karl Arndt

Deacon, Assistant Chair

Grafton Bragg


Philip Carter


Donnie Dieckman


Davidson Forester

Deacon, Worship Ministry

Jon Fults

Deacon, Finance Ministry

David Garner

Deacon, Property Ministry, Security Ministry

Jake Garner


John Hooker

Deacon, Grounds Ministry

Detrick Johnson


Baskin Jones

Deacon, Mercy Ministry

Guin Kendrick

Deacon, Chair

Cody McCain


Spencer Ritchie

Deacon, Secretary

Jonathan Shull

Deacon, Kitchen Ministry

Jeremy Smith

Deacon, Nursery Ministry

Ellis Tucker

Deacon, Helps Ministry

Thomas Wallace

Deacon, Ushering Ministry

Tamarco White

Deacon, Worship Ministry


When a deacon or ruling elder by reason of age or infirmity desires to be released from the active duties of the office, he may at his request and with the approval of the Session be designated deacon or elder emeritus. When so designated, he is no longer required to perform the regular duties of his office, but may continue to perform certain of these duties on a voluntary basis, if requested by the Session or a higher court. He may attend Diaconate or Session meetings, if he so desires, and may participate fully in the discussion of any issues, but may not vote. (BCO 24-10)