Jesus has given elders (or pastors) as gifts to lead, feed and protect the church. These are the men our congregation has recognized as elders (Acts 20:28; 1 Tim 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-2; ).
Matt Bedzyk is the lead pastor at Elmira Christian Center. He has been faithfully serving at ECC in many capacities for most of his life and is committed to seeing others grow in their delight in God and knowledge of his Word. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matt and his wife Brianna have one daughter: Lorien Grace. In his spare time, you can find him reading, playing music, enjoying coffee, and supporting Manchester United.
Deacons and Administrative Staff
Deacons are servants that oversee specific areas of practical service in the church. These servants have been recognized as deacons by our congregation (Acts 6:1-6; 1 Timothy 3:8–13).
Tina Shock — Office Administrator
Jaynie Laprade — Administrative Assistant