Jesus calls qualified people to lead His church as elders, whom we also call pastors. Qualifications for eldership are found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and include leading their families well, a record of serving Jesus well both in the church and in everyday life, a thorough knowledge of the Bible and a mature Christian walk, and a good reputation both in and out of the church. The primary duties of elders include praying and studying Scripture, leading the vision of the church, caring for the people of the church, teaching, living lives that are exemplary, protecting the people of the church from false doctrine and teachers, and developing other leaders.
Pastors Jason and Alyse Doescher
Jason and Alyse are our lead pastors. They moved to MA in February, 2012, making the long trek from North Carolina to Hanover. They are passionate about Jesus, His mission and people. Jason graduated from LIFE Pacific College, earned his Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012 and finishing his doctoral degree. They have three amazing children: Madison, Issac and Maia.