West Houston follows a Biblical model of leadership that includes appointing elders from among the church body (Acts 20, 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5). The Elders are organized into two groups: 1) Overseers, and 2) Shepherds.
Overseers provide leadership and make decisions for the church. West Houston is governed by a group of five oversight elders, who work closely with the church’s preaching minister and executive minister. Each overseer serves a five year term.
Shepherds provide teaching and spiritual counsel to West Houston members. They are always available to those in the church that may need them. New overseers, when needed, are chosen from the shepherding elders.