Church Council

During both morning worship services on Sunday, February 18, 2018, the Broadmoor Family voted to approve a new set of Church Bylaws. Our existing bylaws had not been revised in 20 years. The most significant change to the current bylaws was the addition of a church-elected Church Council. The Church Council is comprised of pastors and lay members (both men and women), serving as the board of directors for Broadmoor. The Church Council is primarily tasked with administrative decisions as they relate to the church. The Church Council is comprised of fifteen people elected by members of the Broadmoor family.

In February 2020, we have five Church Council members who will have completed their tenure on the council. In accordance with our bylaws, we will begin accepting nominations to fill these vacancies beginning Sunday, October 27 through Friday, November 15th. Below you will find information regarding the selection process as well as the names of the Council members who have completed their tenure. We as that you take some time to prayerfully consider qualified candidates to nominate to fill the open positions.


Outgoing council members
• Pepper Carter
• Tom McDonnell
• James Rigney
• Sam Riden
• Diane Smith

Selection process
Nominations accepted 10/27/2019 through 11/15/2019
• Selection Team reviews vetted nominees 
• Recommended candidates are interviewed by Selection Team
• Recommended slate is prepared and presented to Broadmoor Deacons for approval on 1/5/2020
• Recommended slate is prepared and presented to the congregation during both Worship Services on 1/12/2020
• Recommended slate is presented for vote and affirmation during both Worship Services on 1/26/2020

Selection Team Members
• Pepper Carter
• Patton Ford
• John Geary
• Susan Holden
• Ann Martin
• Keith Purvis
• Sam Riden
• Diane Smith


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Qualifications for Church Council Members

  • Recognized spiritual leaders within the Church.
  • Committed disciples of Jesus Christ in every aspect of their personal, professional and private lives.
  • Committed to their families, fulfilling their Biblical roles and responsibilities.
  • Committed to the ministry of the Church in worship, ministry and life stewardship.
  • Aware of and supportive of the vision statement, the mission statement and ministry values of the Church.
  • Passionate about living out the Great Commandments and fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Willing to serve as faithful representatives of the Lord and the Church and willing to resign without hesitation if involved in any practice, behavior or attitude that would bring dishonor to the Lord or the Church.
  • Willing to follow the Biblical teaching of supporting, protecting, encouraging and following the leadership of the Lead Pastor and ministerial staff, working with a prayerful spirit of cooperation, consensus building and a view to building up the Body of Christ.
  • Honest, letting their “yes” be “yes” and their “no” be “no.”
  • Possessed of such spiritual gifts as leadership, administration, discernment, wisdom, encouragement and faith.
  • Willing to commit sufficient time to regularly meet with each other, the ministry staff and other lay leaders and to participate in leadership development and team building opportunities.
  • Willing to recognize and enthusiastically support the many ministries of the Church.
  • Willing to set aside personal agendas to prayerfully seek God’s direction for the Church, both in the present and in the future.
  • Team players, capable of listening to and learning from the insights and opinions of others.
  • Willing to seek consensus.

Church Council As Defined By Bylaws

  • Directors shall hold office for the term for which they were elected or until their successors have been duly elected and qualify.
  • Of the total membership, nine (9) to eleven (11) shall be lay members. Four (4) Council members shall be from the ministerial staff, including the Lead Pastor, the Executive Pastor of Ministry, the Executive Pastor of Business Administration, and one at-large member of the senior ministerial staff as determined by the Church Council (including ministerial members).
  • All members of the Church Council shall be fully voting members and shall have equal rights and obligations, including the Chair.
  • The Chair of the Church Council shall be a lay leader selected by a vote of the Church Council.
  • Lay members shall, so far as practical, serve staggered, six (6) year terms. Staggering of terms shall not commence until 2019 to ensure continuity during the transition to the new leadership structure. One-third of the Church Council lay membership is to be replaced every two (2) years.
  • Lay members shall not be appointed to successive terms, but any lay member may serve an unlimited number of non-successive terms.

Current Church Council Members

For a listing of current church council members click HERE.

Broadmoors Bylaws

To access Broadmoor's Bylaws, click HERE.

Deacons at Broadmoor

To access information about our deacons, click HERE.