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.
Here at Living Hope, we are blessed to have co-pastors Bobby Murrieta and Jen Fahey, as well as Assisting Minister Gerry Fahey.
Pastor Bobby Murrieta
Pastor Bobby Murrieta has been serving in Pastoral ministry for over 36 years. He and his wife Vicki have planted and pastored churches in California, Colorado, and New England--Scituate/Marshfield, Cape Cod, Worcester, and in Brockton Foursquare (Church on the Rock) and Onset Foursquare. Bobby was born and raised in Southern California and is a graduate of LIFE Pacific College and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary with his Masters in Urban Ministerial Leadership. Bobby and Vicki have been married for over 36 years and have four grown children and 2 grandkids.
Pastors Jen and Gerry Fahey
Jen and Gerry Fahey grew up attending Living Hope, married in 2013, and are parents to 4 sweet and energetic kids. The Faheys became licensed pastors in 2015 before moving to Albania as Foursquare missionaries. In 2017 they returned from the mission field and were happy to return to their home church and join the pastoral staff. They have decades of combined ministry experience including leadership of prayer and media teams, youth ministry, home groups, preaching, and of course missions.