Elders are the leaders of the church who in the Bible are also called pastors, bishops, and overseers (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Peter 5:2). Elders are to be men chosen for their ministry according to clear biblical requirements (1 Timothy 2:11-3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9) and an elder’s duties include ruling (1 Timothy 5:17) managing (1 Timothy 3:4-5), tending (1 Peter 5:2-5), giving account (Hebrews 13:17), living an exemplary life (Hebrews 13:7), using authority (Acts 20:28), teaching (Ephesians 4:11, 1 Timothy 3:2), preaching (1 Timothy 5:17), doctrinal instruction (Titus 1:9), and church discipline (Matthew 18:15-17).
TWO NOTCH PASTOR
Teaching & Vision
Ant has been a part of the Midtown Family since 2010. He began attending Gatherings after hearing friends in a USC campus ministry talk so highly of an Easter Gathering they’d participated in. Ant found the way that Midtown went about doing ministry to be very Biblical and effective, so he got involved after visiting for a few months. Ant became a Church Planter intern in 2012 and was ordained as a minister in 2013. He's married to Hannah and has three children, Malachi, Colby, and Eden Grace. Ant's favorite thing about Columbia is the biological and spiritual family he has here.
The Greek word that is translated “deacon” literally means servant. Deacons are given authority and leadership to further allow them to serve the church. Deacons are leaders in the church who are ordained servants that meet the qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
TWO NOTCH DEACONS & STAFF
Deacon of LifeGroups
Mark got connected with Midtown in 2009 by some friends who were visiting on Sunday nights at the museum and joined soon after. Mark has been a deacon since February 2018 and is married to his wife, Dalisha. One of Mark’s favorite things about Columbia is the great community that he has with his church family at Midtown Two Notch.
Deacon of Community Outreach
Tremon officially joined Midtown Two Notch as a resident in 2014. He became initially connected with Midtown through The Impact Movement at USC. He is married to Jasmine, whom he also met through Impact. Tremon feels called to stay rooted in Columbia and serve the city.
Courtney initially started coming around Midtown through Young Life back in 2012 and joined Midtown Two Notch when they planted in 2014. What Courtney loves most about Columbia is getting to serve alongside her church family.