Joe Sanders

Joe Sanders

Lead Pastor and Elder

Bennett Murff

Bennett Murff

Elder

David Ross

David Ross

Elder

What is an Elder?

Simply put, elders are pastor-shepherds of the church family. 1 Peter 5:2-4 instructs elders to “Shepherd the flock of God among you,” along with specific descriptors. This metaphorical imagery portrays leaders who pastor a church with a shepherding mindset, which primarily includes leading, feeding, caring, and protecting. The elders are the servants of the church body who stand accountable before the Chief Shepherd – Jesus Christ – in their faithful stewardship of God’s flock.  All of our elders must demonstrate a lifestyle that upholds the biblical qualifications of an elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:5-9).

As a church, we always want to cultivate accessibility with our leadership. If you call TSF your home church and would like to meet with one of the elders for any reason, please contact them at the email addresses above.

Elder Update (April 26, 2021)


We have weathered the pandemic relatively well.  The Lord has brought many people our way as we were faithful to keep our doors open, our online presence is wider and stronger than ever, we have made a lot of technological strides in our AV and online ministry, and our finances are in excellent shape.  Thanks to our Lord and to our wonderful church family for your faithfulness.

We invite you to join us to serve the underprivileged around the world on July 17 as we partner with Rise Against Hunger.  We will provide and package 10,000 meals that day that will be shipped to people in need.  Registration details to follow.

We will provide shoes for our children in Uganda during the months of July and August.  A pair of shoes will cost about $25.

We will provide backpacks and school supplies for children in Jenny Lane here in Richmond in the fall.

We are in talks with Big Heart Orphanage in Reynosa, MX, about a work/medical mission trip in October 2021.

These kinds of ministries keep us on task in ministering to those on the edge of society as we are compassionmongers!

We have been doing a lot of research into the future location of TSF and we hope to have some details to share with you before the end of May!

Our elders and pastors are reviewing all of our leadership documents to insure we are organized and functioning in the most biblical and most effective way possible.

These Elder updates are part of what we want to do better in terms of overall communication.  We also want you to know that our Elders are available for you to contact.  Those details are can be found at the top of the page.

Thanks for being an incredible church family and we look forward to all the Lord has for us together at TSF!

TSF Elders and Pastors