The Bible repeatedly calls the principal leaders of the church by three descriptive names. All three of these titles are used synonymously in the New Testament and help to communicate the job of these men who together provide spiritual direction and administrative oversight for the church. The first Greek word is episkopos which is translated “overseer” or “bishop” (Ac.20:28; 1Tim.3:1). The second word is poimen which is translated “pastor” or “shepherd” (1Pt.5:2; Eph.4:11). The third word is presbuteros which is translated “elder” or “presbyter” (Tit.1:5; James.5:14). These interchangeable terms describe one office which is to be occupied by gifted, trained, and qualified men who will sacrificially lead Compass Bible Church. Here is our current team of overseer-pastor-elders.
Pastor Mike Elliott
Mike grew up in a Pastor’s home where he was taught the word of God and the importance of the Church. During his Sophomore year of college he felt the call to ministry and has pursued the pastorate ever since. He graduated with a Biblical Studies degree from Liberty University, and most recently he received his Master of Divinity (2009) and Master of Theology (2011) from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. Mike is married to Andrea and they have five sons: Miles, Trenton, Wesley, Hudson and Knox.
Pastor Jesse Randolph
As one of Compass Tustin’s pastors, Jesse shares pastoral responsibility for shepherding the flock of God (1 Peter 5:2) with the aim of producing disciples that are mature in Christ (Colossians 1:28). To that end, Jesse oversees several of the church’s adult-oriented ministries and programs, provides biblical counseling, and conducts discipleship training and leadership development training. Jesse is a certified biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, and is currently pursuing his M.Div. at The Master’s Seminary. Jesse and his wife, Jenna, are raising three sons (Emerson, Noah, and Eli) and one daughter (Amelia), with another son (Asher) on the way.