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

Brian Childers

Brian Childers

Serving 2019-2023

Brian is a man who hears the voice of God and responds. He has been a part of One Life since 2009 and served countless hours in life groups, production arts, and on the worship team. He is married to Marlyn, one of our worship team leaders and half of the dynamic duo responsible for our meal train ministry.

Fenn Allen

Fenn Allen

Serving 2017-2022

Fenn and his wife Ann are serious Jesus followers. They have been a part of the One life family since 2016 and host a weekly life group in addition to their roles on the Eldership.

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.