“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.”
Living Acts believes in and functions under the Biblical idea of pluralistic eldership. This form of church government includes elders who are elected by the congregation and function with equal authority.
Andy was born the son of missionary parents in Japan, lived in Alaska for several years and moved from the Chicago area to Tyler. He is married to his wife Melissa, has three adult children and five grandkids. He is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Grand Rapids Seminary. Andy has taught Bible, coached basketball at both the college and high school level and enjoys hiking any mountains he can put his feet on. Andy’s passion is for the church of God to love the Word of God and for the gospel to be preeminent in the lives of God’s people.
Kevin was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. He married his wife Hanna in 2015 and graduated with his MDiv. from Southern Seminary in 2018. Kevin enjoys conversations with friends and strangers, disc-golf, games, and reading a good book. He is very passionate about the Scriptures (especially the covenants!), discipleship, teaching, and hearing people’s stories.
Austin was born and raised here in Tyler, Texas. He is married to his wife Emily and they have two wonderful children, Evie and Gabe. Austin works as a petroleum landman, but in his spare time he enjoys hunting, playing and watching basketball, watching movies with his wife, and anything that involves music and worship. Austin is passionate about gospel-centered community and worship and desires that LAC would be a church marked by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jason was born in Amarillo, TX and was raised in a Christian home in the West Texas panhandle. He came to Christ at an early age, and cannot remember a time when he did not love Jesus. Jason recognizes that he is a sinner who has been saved by a great Savior and has given his life to be a living witness to Jesus Christ and his great salvation. Jason is married to Amy Stone, and they have five children. They moved to Tyler in 2017, and began attending Living Acts Church that same year. Jason became an elder of LAC in November 2021. He loves serving his church.
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