Meet the Elders

Pray for the Flock

Scripture is clear that prayer is one of the primary responsibilities of an elder. One Life Church elders are men who commit to pray and fast for the church and our leadership on a regular basis. “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” Ephesians 6:18

Protect the Flock

A biblical elder is responsible for the spiritual condition, direction and doctrine of the church. It is the responsibility of the elders to protect the church from false teachings and division. “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” Ephesians 4:3 

Pastor the Flock

One of the primary roles of an elder is to ensure the members in their care are receiving spiritual nourishment and protection. As a shepherd, these men are to ensure that each member is in a relationship of accountability and encouragement.“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

One Life Church Elders

Ted Thomas

Ted Thomas

Serving 2017-2020

Ted and his wife have been with One Life since 2008. They have served with kids, Life Groups and host ministry. Ted brings a sense of compassion and empowering leadership to the One Life Eldership team.

Jack Waller

Jack Waller

Serving 2016-2019

Jack is a rock solid man of faith. His quiet but consistent service at One Life is easy to see. He has been a part of One Life since 2007. Jack and Erin serve as leaders on the worship teams in addition to their duties.

Elder Nominations

Nominations for eldership are accepted annually. Please review the documents below carefully before submitting a nomination. If you have any questions about the process please contact our church office at or (704) 593-1330.

Leadership Structure

Download the official One Life Church leadership structure here.

Elder Nomination Form

Nominate a candidate for eldership at One Life Church with this form.