Father’s House, a Foursquare Church, operates with a plurality of leadership involving men and women who function as elders and financial overseers alongside the pastors. This “check and balance” system allows others besides the pastors to carry responsibility and authority, and facilitates a team mentality of church ministry and administration.
Tom Gaddis, Senior Pastor
Tom has been pastoring over Father’s House for over 34 years. In that time, God has brought this church through many seasons of growth. Tom oversees Preaching, the Unity Project, church staff, the Financial/Facility Council, Mercy Ministry and Men’s Ministry.
Susan Gaddis, Pastor
Susan has served with her husband, Tom, for over 34 years at Father’s House. She is a well known teacher and author, and the founder of Eternal Foundations ministry. Susan oversees the Ministry Training Center, Counseling, Women’s Ministry, Intercession, Dance & Flag, and the Hospitality team. You can follow Susan on her blog, Holy In the Daily.
Mary Weber, Children and Youth Pastor
Mary serves as our Child & Youth Administrative Pastor. Her life-passion is to see God’s kingdom envelope the hearts and homes of our families. She enjoys children, chocolate, reading, writing, and raspberry lattes . . . especially the lattes. She and her husband, Peter, have been married for more than a decade and have three rambunctious kids.
Currently, Father’s House operates with an eldership team called the Helmsmen. The Helmsmen team is made up of men and women appointed by the pastoral team. They meet regularly to give counsel and make decisions about the spiritual direction of the church. A more detailed outline of the Helmsmen responsibilities and qualifications is available to download here.
Our current Helmsmen team:
Lori Burrow, James Silva, Carolyn Watson, Rex Johnson, Glen Pauls, and Peter Weber
Financial and maintenance needs of the church are under the oversight of our church Financial Council. From nominees received by current council-members, new members are selected by drawing random names from those nominees. These overseers serve a term of two years and are the equivalent of the New Testament deacons. Each member meets the qualifications of 1 Timothy 3:8-10. A more detailed look at a council member's personal responsibility and qualifications is available to download here.
Our current Financial/Facility Council:
Pati Gordon, Carrie Calmere, David Cortina, and Rob Graham
The wisdom, knowledge and sacrifice of these groups of servants has proved invaluable in the building and guiding of this fellowship through the years. Also vital to the building of this work are the gifted men and women who have and continue to contribute in the areas of worship, men’s ministry, women’s ministry, youth ministry, children's ministry, prayer, hospitality, counseling, and concern for the poor, along with many other ministry teams.
Worship Facilitating Team Tom (466-3191)
Forever Girlfriends Susan Gaddis (466-1910), http://forevergirlfriends.wordpress.com
Emergency Prayer ChainVickie Mears (466-6336)
Non-Emergency Prayer ChainLinda Dillon (466-9121)
Watchmen on the WallsIntercession network - Vickie Mears (466-6336)
Dance & Flag TeamMarcie Lukasik (461-3964)
Counseling and Recovery GroupsSusan Gaddis (466-1910)
Hospitality Team Greeters, ushers, security, etc - Susan Gaddis (466-1910)