Meet our team
Elders & Staff
Role of an Elder
At TheMET, our elder team oversees the health of the body as our staff is charged with handling the day-to-day operations of the church, equipping and empowering the members of TheMET to use their gifts. The members are encouraged and invited to run alongside staff in our ministry efforts as we collectively disciple others to follow Jesus. Throughout the New Testament, elders are described as filling both the roles of managing aspects of the church and shepherding the church.
At TheMET, the Lead Pastor serves four simultaneous roles in relation to the elders. They are:
- The Lead Pastor serves as an elder with an equal part in the discussion and decision-making process.
- The Lead Pastor serves as one who is accountable to the elders in regard to performance and character.
- The Lead Pastor looks to the elders as spiritual counselors and advisors.
- The Lead Pastor serves as a spiritual leader to the elders providing shepherding and spiritual coaching.
Our Elder Team
On May 16, during our Sunday morning services at 9 am, and 11 am, we will hold a brief, informal business meeting which will include an in-person, church-wide vote for members. The elders have taken time during Covid to have legal counsel look at our articles of incorporation and bylaws. Although there are no significant issues, the bylaws need to be updated. More information will be added soon.
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Our Lead Pastor
Matt Roberson is the Lead Pastor of TheMET Church in Houston, TX. Matt served as a Worship Pastor for the first 16 years of his ministry career. He came to TheMET in January 2010 as the Worship Pastor and then became Lead Pastor in August 2016. Matt is an authentic, transparent, and passionate leader. He is creative, has the heart of a shepherd, a discerning spirit, and a true love for people. He is a gifted worship leader and excellent communicator. Matt has been married to his wife, Jennifer since 2000 and they have two children, Chloe and Claire. Matt completed his undergraduate at Oklahoma Baptist University, and his post-graduate degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX) and Rockbridge Seminary (Springfield, MO).