Who We Are

About

Our Mission

Magnifying Jesus Christ by ministering HIs gospel to ourselves, our community, and around the world.

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church is a loving and warm church community of people of all ages who are committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to serve the diverse community of Montgomery County.

Our goal is to be a church community where people seeking to serve Jesus Christ can grow in their personal walk with Him and in their ability to serve His Kingdom in our area and around the world. We have a blended worship service that mixes contemporary Scripture songs and praise choruses with the traditional hymns. Our doctrine emphasizes the sovereignty of God in all things, especially salvation. We subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and we are a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

We invite you to come and see what God is doing in our family of faith here at Shady Grove.

Church Officers

Leaders who teach, shepherd, and Serve

We believe in the Bible’s teaching regarding the “priesthood of all believers,” that all Christians should minister to, care for, and serve one another. Yet we also believe the Bible is clear that churches should select elders from within the church to provide spiritual oversight and care for the congregation. Within our denomination and Presbyterian tradition, we have a distinction between teaching elders and ruling elders. Ruling elders, collectively referred to as the Session, provide shepherding, counsel, and oversight to the church. Teaching elders are men who have been ordained specifically to the calls of preaching and the sacraments (baptism and the Lord’s Supper) in addition to the call of shepherding the church.

Teaching Elders
Charlie Baile
Ruling Elders
Bruce Fraser Dave Hawes
Bruce Wiley John Mitchell
Chris Wellington Scott Melson

In addition to the office of elder, the Scriptures direct us to appoint deacons to serve the congregation. “Deacon” comes from a Greek word meaning “servant.” Deacons are selected because they lead through their service, especially deeds of mercy ministry and care. At Shady Grove, our deacons help meet the physical needs not only of church members but also citizens in our surrounding community.

Deacons

Dale Orwig Rob Peterson
Jim Stewart Schaun Norman
Mauricio Lamy Scott Chesemore
Mike Pfeiffer Tom Webb

Staff

Charlie Baile
Lead Pastor
Bruce Wiley
Youth Pastor
David Lee
Children's Ministry Director
Becca Lokos
Youth Ministry Assistant, Administrative Assistant
Tammy Jones
Administrative Assistant, Small Groups Coordinator
Women's Roles

Position Statement for Women’s Roles at SGPCA

All members in the Body of Christ, regardless of gender and gifts are equal image bearers and indispensable in the eyes of God. The Bible encourages and commands all God’s children to bless, serve, teach and spur on one another. The Session of Shady Grove Presbyterian church affirms that all positions of leadership and service are open to women, except for the ordained offices of elder and deacon (I Tim. 3:1-13; Acts 6:1-7). Women are encouraged to seek out all non-ordained avenues of leadership and service, including Bible teaching outside of a worship service, leading small groups, serving and leading on the various church committees, assisting the deacons in diaconal work, and fully exercising their gifts for the greater benefit of the body of Jesus Christ. In the Presbyterian form of government, the authoritative teaching and disciplinary role that the Bible reserves for men in I Timothy 2:12-14 is embodied solely in the session, composed of ruling and teaching elders.

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