Fellowship Church Lubbock is an elder-led church.
We believe that the New Testament is clear in it’s establishment of a plurality of equally qualified elders as the principal leadership of the local church. There is no distinction between “pastors” and “elders” in scripture. Elders are pastors, and pastors are elders. There might be one pastor of Fellowship Church Lubbock that preaches most often, or has more evident duties, but one elder does not operate as the “CEO” of the church – rather, he is one of a team of “equals”; all elders share the leadership responsibilities of teaching, preaching God’s Word, prayer, and shepherding the local congregation.
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Current FCL Elders
Eric and Jessica Barbee were married in 1998 and joined FCL in 2003, a few weeks after the church began. They have two children, Aaron and Autumn. Eric served faithfully as an elder at Fellowship Church Lubbock for seven years before accepting the position of staff pastor on April 13, 2014. In May 2016, Eric received his Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is currently attending The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, California, where he is studying for his Doctor of Ministry degree. In addition to serving at FCL, Eric enjoys spending time with his family, reading, baseball, and hiking-fishing-camping.
Michael has been a member of Fellowship Church Lubbock since 2004 and has served on various FCL committees throughout the years. Before coming to Fellowship Church he served as Youth Pastor and Singles Pastor at other churches in the Lubbock area. Michael married his wife Myra in 2008 and they have two children. Michael’s passion is to see people come to know the Lord. In addition to serving at FCL, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, and traveling.
Jon has served FCL as Elder since June 2014. His wife, Kari, has been his faithful friend since 1987. They were married in 1992 and raised four children before moving to Lubbock and becoming a member of FCL in 2012. Prior to moving to Lubbock, Jon served in several churches across West Texas as Children’s Ministry Director, Youth Pastor, and Pastor. He loves teaching various classes at Fellowship Church Lubbock and will accept any opportunity to discuss scripture, doctrine, theology, the gospel, or the doctrines of grace. When you find him reading, it will most likely be something by Charles Spurgeon or one of the Puritans.