Meet Our Leaders

The definition of leadership is: the position or function of a leader, person who guides or directs a group: an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction.

“What is leadership? A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.

This definition of leadership, I think, captures the leadership essentials of inspiration and preparation. Effective leadership is based upon ideas, but won’t happen unless those ideas can be communicated to others in a way that engages them.” Susan Ward, About.com

Our church leaders understand that they are accountable to those they serve and to our Heavenly Father. Careful thought, planning and prayer goes into decision making here at Gospel Light Community Church. Several leaders below have served or are currently serving on our Board of Stewards which is equivelant to serving on a Church Council as a deacon or elder.

Please take a moment to review the following information about each person below in order to better get acquainted. Our goal is that one day you will come visit us in a service and meet these people personally. If ever one of our leaders can do anything to encourage you in your walk with the Lord please let them know.

Rev. Ken McDaniels

You are encouraged to attend our Celebration Service on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Come and enjoy meeting our leaders and church family. Hear the Word of God shared in an easy to understand way. The messages are dealing with relevant issues that concern people today.


Mrs. Dianne Elder

Dianne Elder has been a member of Gospel Light Community Church for over 30 years.  She is the President of the local EMW, the Women’s Ministries, at GLCC.  Dianne is energetic and dedicated to serving her church in many areas including the nursery, the Alpha Course, and leads the ladies in various local missions projects throughout the year. Dianne has also been a teacher and served in Youth ministies at Gospel Light CC.


Mr. Wes Elder

Wes Elder has been a member of Gospel Light Community Church for over 30 years.  He is active in various ministries of the church, including serving as pianist and organist and is currently a member of the Board of Stewards. Wes has been a teacher and served our Lord with a bus ministry.


Mrs. Betty Hunter

Betty Hunter has been a long-time member of Gospel Light Community Church. She is an upstanding citizen of Marietta and has been very active in the community, having served 24 years in the city council and serves on several civic organizations. Betty is the Sunday School Superintendent and teaches adult Sunday School class, leads Bible studies and is active in the women’s ministries.


Mr. Harold Petty

Harold Petty has been in service for his Lord Jesus Christ for many years. He has served on various committees and boards over the years. At the present, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Stewards.