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Elder led, deacon served, congregationally governed. 

Wether you call your leaders overseers, bishops, pastors, or elders, the Bible teaches they are exactly the same thing. They share the same level of authority, and there should be a plurality of them.


This should not be surprising to the Bible-reading Christian. The apostles planted churches with multiple elders (Acts 14:23), and they addressed churches with the expectation that each had multiple elders (Titus 1:5; Phil 1:1; Jas 5:14; Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Pet 5:1). 

God's Word consistency teaches that leadership does not belong to a single pastor; rather there is to be a plurality and parity of pastors to properly lead each church in integrity and maturity. Fireside is committed to the Biblical model of shared leadership in the local church to facilitate accountability, biblical fidelity, and protect the church. 

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Jesse Stewart

Jesse first began training for gospel ministry in Canada in 2011. He has a huge heart to make God's Word known so that Christ may be fully known. He earned his H.B.A. in Classic and Religious Studies from McMaster University in 2015. He earned his M.Div. and Th.M. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2018 and 2021. He loves to preach and is passionate about discipling the sheep of God's pasture. 

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G. Wayne Luna

Wayne first started preparing for ministry in Texas in 2012. In 2016, he began to attend the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his M.Div. in 2019 and is continuing at SBTS as candidate for Doctor of Educational Ministry with a concentration in Christian education and discipleship. He enjoys the outdoors, recreational shooting, tasty treats, and spending time with his family.

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Tristan Raymond

Tristan has been following the Lord since October 2007 and has been a faithful minister of the Gospel to those around him; most importantly, his family. He continues to grow in wisdom and knowledge of the Lord, he delights in caring for the Lord's sheep and helping equip the saints by leading and teaching his brothers and sisters in Christ along with his fellow elders.  



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