Our elders serve as the primary leaders of Waller Mill Bible Church focused on teaching, preaching, prayer, and the strategic direction of the church for God's glory.
The polity of Waller Mill Bible Church could be summarized as Elder-led, Deacon-served, and Congregation-governed. God has ordained that Biblically qualified elders (as defined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9) must lead, feed, oversee, and protect the local church. God has ordained that Biblically qualified deacons (as defined in 1 Timothy 3:8-13; cf. Acts 6:1-7) must serve the local church by handling such administrative and service details that arise so that the elders may not get distracted from their key functions of teaching the scriptures and of prayer. And God has ordained that the congregation be involved in the authorization of certain decisions that affect the local church, such as appointing leaders (Ac 6:1-7), finances (1 Corinthians 9; 2 Corinthians 8-9), and church discipline (Matthew 18: ; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Corinthians 2:6-11).
Trey Meester, Pastor
Pastor Trey grew up in West Virginia and completed his bachelor’s degree at Appalachian Bible College before moving to Los Angeles, CA to attend The Master’s Seminary. While there, he met his wife Katie and completed his M.Div. and Th.M. He and Katie served at a church in Lexington, KY before joining us here at Waller Mill. They now have three beautiful little girls and are thrilled to live here in Williamsburg, VA. If you want to contact him, you can reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org; he would love to meet you.
Waller Mill Bible Church Deacons are a team of men who have faithfully met the Biblical qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy.
Deacons are elected by the church body to serve the Lord by ministering to the body and assisting the elders in building up the church through prayer and Godly counsel. Their responsibilities include overseeing the maintenance of our facility, serving Communion, and disbursement of benevolence funds.