Our Leadership Structure
In Scripture, we find two distinct groups of people who exercise leadership in the church under the Lordship of Jesus Christ:
Our Pastors & Elders
These men are appointed to the spiritual oversight in the church. Some of our elders are working full time for the church. Our teaching pastor focuses on rightly dividing the Word and being a teacher of teachers; our discipleship and youth ministries pastor serves the congregation in focused ministries.
All of our elders meet the biblical qualifications for this office as laid out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-16.
Senior (preaching) Pastor
This position is currently vacant as we are in the process of seeking a new Senior Pastor.
Nick Baetz - Discipleship & Youth Ministries Pastor
Nick Baetz has been at Peoples Church since 2016. He is a graduate of Heritage College and Seminary with his BRE-P in Youth and Family ministries. Nick began serving in youth ministry in 2010 as a volunteer, and felt God calling him to pursue youth ministry vocationally after graduating from Bible College.
Nick is married to Cassandra and they have three young sons. Nick enjoys playing and watching sports (especially soccer), going on hikes with his family, and playing mini sticks with his sons. Nick loves teaching and studying God’s Word and loves ministering to teens and families. He desires to see teens come to know Christ as Lord and Saviour and to grow in their walk with Him.
These men serve our congregation in hands-on, practical ways. Our ministers of mercy, they assist the elders by facilitating ministry with the material and physical needs of the people. These two groups work in concert with the congregation to encourage and foster a vibrant Body Life that reflects Christ's intended desire for His people at Peoples Church.