A “Presbyterian” church is one that is governed by a plurality of “elders.” The pastor’s role is that of a “teaching elder”) and the other elders are referred to as “ruling elders.” These men are appointed for office by the congregation and together have oversight over the life, health, and ministry of the church.
Dr Michael Matossian
Dr. Matossian began serving as Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in March 2020. Originally from Southern California, over the course of his ministry, he has served churches in California, Wisconsin, Illinois, and, most recently (2009-2019), in Delaware. He is a graduate of UCLA (B.A. Economics & History); Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia (M.Div.); the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (M.Th. Ecclesiastical History); and Marquette University (Ph.D. Systematic Theology). He and his wife, Judy, were married in 1997 and they have one son, Matthew.
Assistant Pastor / Ruling Elder
Jack White holds a BBA in accounting from Texas Wesleyan University and a MA in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been practicing financial planning for over 25 years and is a member of the adjunct faculty of both The College for Financial Planning, in Denver Colorado and University of Missouri – at both the St. Louis, and Columbia campuses. Jack has served as treasurer of Christ Presbyterian church for over 5 years. He has been a visiting lecturer overseas with I.T.E.M. Jack and his wife Denise have 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 6 grandchildren.