Senior Leadership Team

Our leadership team has nine positions made up of six pastors and three directors. The nine member team works together to implement our vision and administrate the day to day operations of our church. The six pastors are responsible for the shepherding responsibilities in the church. Examples of shepherding roles include: the theological positions of our church, our ecclesiology, preaching, the New Testament ordinances of the Lord's Supper and baptism, counseling, membership and church discipline, and planning and leading the worship services. Our deacons assist the pastors with extraordinary spiritual situations in the church. 

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Tim Wheeless

Sr Pastor, Denver, CO, Church Plant: Cross Family Church

Tim is the Senior Pastor of Cross Family Church. Tim led a team of NEHBC members to plant Cross Family Church near Denver, Colorado in September of 2019. Tim was saved and baptized at Twin Oaks Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA. Tim served as a Georgia State Trooper and SWAT officer before becoming a pastor. He previously served NEHBC as youth pastor from 2008 to 2012, and then served as a senior pastor of another church before returning to NEHBC in 2018. Tim graduated from The College at Southwestern and earned an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Pastoral Ministry and Preaching. He was born in 1978 in Thomaston, GA. Tim and Sharon have been married since 2000 and have four children.