Elders & Deacons
Steve Cowden, Elder
Forty years ago the Lord Jesus Christ saved me out of a life of drugs and new age spiritism. Eventually it became clear that He had also called me to minister His word and watch for people's souls as a shepherd/teacher in the body of Christ. Serving the Lord faithfully by helping fellow believers understand God's word and grow in His marvelous grace is my life's pursuit. God has given me a precious wife, Gwen, who also loves God dearly and shares the vision of building up believers in the Lord. We are blessed with four adult children and four grandchildren. We look forward to meeting you and sharing our common faith, hope and love in Christ Jesus.
"To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ... to Him be the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen!" (Revelation 1:5-6)
"Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved." (Philippians 4:1)
"For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?" (1Thessalonians 2:19)
Chris Greer, Elder
In the picture you will see my wife, Paige; my two sons, Titus and Nathaniel; and my daughter, Abigail. I have been at NCCF since the very beginning (2005) when we were meeting in Steve's house. I became an elder in the fall of 2010. I am thankful to the Lord for the family He has given me at NCCF. My wife and I continually pray that the Lord will increase our love for Jesus Christ, His people, and His truth. We pray that the Lord will continue use NCCF to bring the light of the gospel to those who sit in darkness and that He would make us a people who are zealous for good works. "To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:21)
Marty Jasper, Deacon
My wife (Logan) and I have been believers since we were eleven years old, and we have been growing in knowledge of him and his love ever since. The Lord brought us together in marriage in 2013, and we had our first child (Adelaide) in 2014. I am blessed beyond measure to have these gifts from the Lord in my wife and daughter! We are seeking to serve the Lord faithfully, doing good works and serving our brethren however we can. As a deacon, I am excited to organize ministries for the benefit of our body and evangelism to the world. We look forward to meeting you, and Lord willing, serving and worshiping alongside you. "Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith." (Galatians 6:9-10)
Dave Schell, Deacon
As high school sweethearts, my wife and I were both saved and became part of NCCF in 2005 when it first started. We married after graduating from college in 2010. The Lord has greatly used NCCF to grow and mature us over the years. One thing that we both strongly desire to see is for God to continue to use and grow NCCF as a body of believers dedicated to truth, love, and reaching out to a dark world with the light of the Gospel. My goal as a deacon is to serve the body of Christ in whatever ways needed. There is great joy in serving and I’m sure even greater joy at hearing the words “Well done, my good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21). Along with being a deacon, I also serve as one of the music leaders.
Jonah Stauffer, Deacon
After growing up in a "christian" setting, the Lord has blessed me with a passion for truth and brotherhood largely through my brothers at New Covenant Christian Fellowship. My wife Diana and daughter Annabelle are truly undeserved blessings from the Lord, and we look forward to continuing to serve Him at NCCF alongside our brothers and sisters.
Matt Tolbert, Deacon
It is a special privilege to serve the Lord and his church and I'm very glad to be able to do that at NCCF. I have been here since 2006 and have seen the Lord work in myself and others through a love of Truth, Brotherhood, and Jesus Christ. My wife, Jessica, and I met here in 2009 and were married in 2010. While I'm attending to the duties of a deacon and a sunday school teacher, she is busy volunteering at Piedmont Women's Center and coordinating the Nursery schedule. I care about seeing the truth of the gospel go forth from our body and to the world around us. I also care about being faithful to the small things of our lives and the church. "One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much." Luke 16:10.