The Merrywhether Farm Team

 

Lead Ministers:

Scott and Victoria Gentry are the lead ministers of Merrywhether Farm and have been married since 1999.  In that time, God has blessed them with a deep love for Him and for each other.  Together, they have lived in both Colorado and Michigan.  They each count it as a real joy to be able to serve Christ, together, for His kingdom.

Scott holds a BS in Business Management from Metropolitan State College of Denver and an MBA in Operations from Regis University.  He has spent the past 15 years in Logistics and Supply chain management.  However, he counts it all for nothing compared to the surpassing greatness of Christ. Scott serves in various capacities with Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission as well as Monroe Christian Church. Scott has a passion for feeding the homeless, sharing the word of God, and pugs.

Victoria holds a BS in Business from the University of Colorado at Denver and a BM in Vocal Performance from Metropolitan State College of Denver.  She is currently using her musical talents to sing for God at the Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission as well as Monroe Christian Church. Victoria has passion to minister to the needy, especially through song.

Elder Overseers:

Merrywhether Farm is a ministry and is subject to Elder Overseers as defined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7. Matt Perman summarizes elders and their responsibility as follows: “Elders lead [1 Tim 5:17; Titus 1:7; 1 Peter 5:1–2], teach and preach the Word [1 Timothy 3:2; 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 1:9], protect the church from false teachers [Acts 20:17, 28–31], exhort and admonish the saints in sound doctrine [1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 3:13–17; Titus 1:9], visit the sick and pray [James 5:14;Acts 6:4], and judge doctrinal issues [Acts 15:6]. In biblical terminology, elders shepherd, oversee, lead, and care for the the believers that support this [ministry]”

As permitted, we will post information about our elder overseers.

1 Timothy 3:1-7

Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons

Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.