Speaking the Truth in Love

Our Elders

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. The Apostle Paul, to the elders of the church in Ephesus, in Acts 20:28

In the New Testament, each individual congregation was led by a group of faithful men called elders, or shepherds (pastors), or overseers. Under Christ as head of the church, elders are responsible for leading their congregation spiritually, helping each soul grow in faithfulness to God. Our elders/shepherds/overseers are men who our church family has found to meet God’s description of an elder in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, and who have accepted the task of spiritually leading our church family.

Monty Lawley

Monty Lawley has served as an elder of the Seagoville congregation since 2006. The son of L. M. and Wilma Lawley, Monty was born in Dallas and raised in Pleasant Grove. He attended W. W. Samuell High School. In 1971, he married his lovely wife, Treon Pinson. The Lawleys have two sons. Lindy is a…

Larry Mathis

Larry Mathis was appointed to the Seagoville eldership in the spring of 2010. He was born in Dallas and raised in Seagoville. He has two sisters, Paula Hughes and Kathy Heath, and one living brother, Wayne Mathis, who preaches for a congregation in Virginia. Pauline Smith, Larry’s widowed mother, is the oldest member of the…

Steve McClelen

Steve McClelen was appointed to the eldership in 2010. Tom McClelen, Steve’s father, served our country in the Air Force for 26 years. He and his wife, Shirley, were living in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, when their son Steve was born. Because of the family’s military service, Steve’s childhood years were spent in several places—Denver, Colorado,…