Meet the Elder Team

We believe that the leadership of the local church should be formed by the Scriptures rather than the world. For us, this means that LFDC is led by a plurality (Acts 20:17) of pastor/elders (Titus 1:5), qualified for leadership by the grace of Jesus Christ and in accordance with the requirements given by the Apostles (1 Timothy 3:1–13).

Therefore all of our leaders are not just in authority, but under it as well. Jesus Christ is the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4) of LFDC, to whom all of our leaders will give an account (Hebrews 13:17).

Jesse Smout

Lead Pastor of Preaching & Vision 

I am unapologetically Calvinistic, charismatic, credo-baptistic, and Gospel-centered. If you do not know me, I am madly in love with my wife, Cecelia & am currently obsessed with parenting my boy, Luke. In my free time you will likely find me studying, reading, writing, drawing, or  watching sports. I enjoy social gatherings, hiking and traveling with my family. If you catch me on a Sunday, plan on opening the Word of God and going through it with me. If you need prayer, I am happy to pray for God to work in your life; whether for healing, transformation, or anything else. Soli Deo Gloria! 

Rachel salcido-cowley

Pastor of Children's Ministries & Prophecy

steven shaw

Pastor of Worship