The Leadership Team is made up of eight men, all of whom are members of Sovereign Grace churches. These men do not occupy any special “office,” but are recognized as having broad leadership gifting in particular areas. The men on the Leadership Team perform tasks that will serve all Sovereign Grace churches, such as leadership in mission, pastoral training, and administrative functions.
Sovereign Grace churches delegate authority to the men on the Leadership Team for the following purposes:
For more details about Sovereign Grace’s leadership and governance structures, see our Book of Church Order.
Mark Prater is our Executive Director, ensuring the successful operation of the Leadership Team through leadership, strategic planning, support, evaluation, and communication and leading us in our mission to plant and build churches with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue reading
Craig Cabaniss is our Director of Church Development, coordinating care for our regions and helping develop local elderships. Continue reading
Ian McConnell, Director of Church Planting and Mission, works with our Regional Leaders and Regional Church Planting Committees as they assess, equip, and deploy church planters and assess church adoptions. Continue reading
As Director of Theology and Training, Jeff Purswell is the Dean of our Pastors College, leads our theological training, and helps develop theology resources. Continue reading
Bob Kauflin is Director of Music and Worship, working with our Regional Leaders and leading Sovereign Grace Music. Continue reading
As Director of Church Governance, Phil Sasser is responsible for the development and implementation of our newly ratified polity. Continue reading
Tommy Hill oversees the administrative and financial operations for Sovereign Grace. Continue reading
As the Director of Global Missions, Rich Richardson helps Sovereign Grace Churches spread the gospel around the world. Continue reading
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