What is an Elder-Led Church?

Church In The Valley operates as an elder-led church, much like first century churches.  We very much believe in the teachings of Matthew 28:18-20 and Ephesians 4:11-16.  Our church is run on volunteers.

Characteristics of an elder-led church:

  • gifted men equip the saints through preaching and teaching

  • the saints do the work of the ministry using their gifts

  • the church body is built up

  • the results of a grown body are unity

  • deepening fellowship with Christ

  • conforming to Christ-likeness

  • teaching and preaching knowledge of sound doctrine

  • proclaiming the gospel message to the world


The elders at Church in the Valley are James Jones and Randy Lefler.