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


Grant Callen


Gene Dent

Elder, Committee on Discipleship Ministries

Tommy Dent

Elder, Administration Committee, Chair 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


Otis Pickett

Elder, Committee on Discipleship Ministries

Paul Rankin

Elder, Committee on Discipleship Ministries

Herb Sanders

Elder, Co-Chair of the Children & Youth Committee

Kelly Simpkins

Elder, Worship Committee, Committee on Discipleship Ministries

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, Chair

Grafton Bragg

Deacon, Assistant Chair

Philip Carter

Deacon, Secretary

Donnie Dieckman

Deacon, Grounds

Davidson Forester


Jon Fults

Deacon, Finance

David Garner

Deacon, Facilities & Security

Jake Garner

Deacon, Janitorial

John Hooker


Detrick Johnson

Deacon, Helps

Baskin Jones

Deacon, Mercy

Guin Kendrick

Deacon, Sabbatical

Cody McCain


Jonathan Shull

Deacon, Kitchen

Jeremy Smith

Deacon, Nursery

Ellis Tucker


Thomas Wallace

Deacon, Ushering & Worship

Tamarco White



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)