We believe the Bible entrusts the leadership of the church to a plurality of elders who are appointed by the existing elders as vacancies occur or need arises. Elders are to be men exemplary in character who can feed (teach), nurture, and lead the church, in addition to guarding its doctrinal integrity and relational purity as under-shepherds of the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
References: Acts 14:23; 20:17, 28-31; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 5:17-20; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 13:7, 17; 1 Peter 5:1-4
Andy and his wife Caitlin have been married since 2006 and have one daughter, Emerson Ilene. Hailing from the great state of Wyoming, Andy became a follower of Christ as a high school student while reading the book of Romans. He later attended Middle Tennessee State University where he met Rich Humphrey, and the two were privileged to be involved in the planting of Fellowship Bible Church in Murfreesboro Tennessee. This experience profoundly shaped Andy’s vision and passion for the local church and convinced him that God was calling him to pastoral ministry. In God’s sweet providence, Andy and Caitlin moved to Louisville to attend Southern Seminary just as Rich was preparing to plant Fellowship Church Louisville. Andy joined the staff team in 2008 and began serving full-time in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Middle Tennessee State University as well as a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Rich and his wife Catherine have been married since May, 2000 and have four children: Mary Frances, Jackson, Caroline, and Graham. Rich is a Louisville native, became a follower of Christ as a teen, and saw His walk with God dramatically deepened as a student at UK. After graduation he served for ten years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, where his first assignment was the University of Tennessee. After spending four years in Knoxville, he led a staff team that planted a Campus Crusade ministry at Middle Tennessee State University. While in Murfreesboro, Rich had the privilege of being part of the planting of Fellowship Bible Church and God captured his heart for pastoral ministry and church planting. Rich completed his seminary degree in 2006.
Rich loves watching UK basketball, playing sports, hanging out with his kids, and doing almost anything outdoors.
Lou has been married to Anita since 1969 and the two have been part of the Fellowship family since 2008. They have two grown children, Mickey and Amanda, both of whom attend Fellowship along with their families, including their six wonderful grandkids. Lou came to Christ as a child more than a half century ago, and served in a variety of non-pastoral roles in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, and New York, while engaging in a career as a civil engineer and university professor. He was a professor at Vanderbilt University, and then served as professor and chair of the University of Louisville’s Department of Civil and Environmental for 18 years. While no longer chair, he still teaches full-time as a UofL professor. He has a PhD in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
When not at UofL, Lou loves to spend his time playing with his grandkids and working to extend Fellowship’s mission, which is to bring glory to Christ.