We believe scripture teaches that a church is governed by multiple elders. Together with the pastors, the elders lead, oversee, protect and feed our fellowship. Faithful elders are to be accorded the same respect as is due the pastors.
Elders are carefully chosen from among the members meeting the requirements of 1 Timothy 3:1-7. Our elders are elected at the annual business meeting for a term of three years. After serving for two consecutive terms, the elders are strongly encouraged to take a sabbatical to refresh and revitalize.
Additional information of the duties of elders can be found in our church constitution, available upon request.
Current Chairman of the Elder Board
Tad Williams has been serving as an elder at Grace Point since 2007. He is a clinical pharmacist, serving in the critical care and emergency departments, at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City. He has been attending Grace Point Church since late 1999, and has served in a variety of areas, as a deacon, usher and teacher. He is currently teaching in the adult classes.
Tad states “Outside of church I enjoy spending time woodworking, canoeing, hiking, reading and studying. Love spending time with family. Have been married to my wife, Sue, for 28 years, raising three children together- who all currently attend GPC.”
Gary Little joined the elder board in March of 2019. He is our newest elder, but has been a part of Grace Point Church for many years. Gary enjoys writing, woodworking and furniture building.
Joe is a former Senior Engineer at IBM Endicott and current co owner of Chucksters. He served as Youth Pastor at Grace Point Church for a number of years. He graduated from Belpre High School in 1973 and went on to receive an Electrical Engineering Degree at Ohio State University.
Joe States “As Christians, we recognize the Kingship of the Lord Jesus Christ. How can Jesus be “King” in your life today?”
David MacFadden rejoined the elder board in 2018 after serving a previous stint years ago. After earning a mission’s diploma at Davis College, the MacFadden family was sent by Grace Point Church as missionaries overseas. Currently, David is the Operations Manager at radio station WPEL. Within the church David is part of the video team and helps lead the Young Adult ministry.
Outside the church, David enjoys walking and hiking, bike riding and trips to Colorado with his family. He also enjoys being home with his family!
David States ” I was a teacher for 13 years at the Union-Endicott High School so I am a UE Tiger!”
Mike Cason (On Sabbatical)
Mike Cason became an elder at Grace Point Church in 2017. Mike received his Masters of Theological Studies degree in April 2023 and also has a Masters of Science Degree in Computer Science. He is a Senior Software Engineer for Diamond Visionics providing flight simulation software for training pilots in the military and commercially. He is one of the youth group leaders, teaches the Sunday adult class, leads a connect group and plays the saxophone on the worship team.
Mike is a family man and loves his wife, DD, and their five children. He enjoys studying the Bible, playing games, solving puzzles, teaching pretty much anything, and working with spreadsheets.
Mike states “I married into a family with Mormon roots, conversed at length with Jehovah’s Witnesses, members of the Way, as well as Torah-following Christians. If you are considering other religions or know someone from a different religion that you would like to lovingly reach out to I’d be happy to help.”