The Apostle Peter on church leadership:

So I exhort the elders among you... shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight... not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. ... Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for 'God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. –1 Peter 5:1-5

The image the Bible uses for leadership over the local church is one of humility and being subject to one another. It’s a model of leadership that involves exercising oversight, patiently guiding, and being an example, not seeking to be dominant or controlling.

Leadership at Camelback Bible Church is divided into three categories: Pastors, Ministry Directors, and Elders.


The word “pastor” means “shepherd.” Learn more about the Pastors who shepherd us, as well as those who lead and direct major ministries.

Dr. Timothy Savage

Tim Savage

We thank Dr. Tim Savage for his 28 years of service as Senior Pastor at Camelback Bible Church. We wish Tim and Lesli the best as they move on to the next chapter that God has in store for them. To keep in touch with Pastor Tim please visit his website and facebook page.

Ron Elwardt

Ron Elwardt – Pastor of Families and Children

Julian Gibb

Julian Gibb – Associate Pastor

A.C. Caswell

A.C. Caswell – Pastor of Student Ministries & Global Missions


Luke LustedLuke Lusted – Pastor of Worship and Music

Ministry Directors


Alene BellAlene Bell – Director of Camelback Christian School

Julianne Forte

Julianne Forte – Contemporary Worship Director

Leonard Valencia

Leonard Valencia – Director of Children’s Music, Handbells, & Camelback School for the Arts

Guy Whatley

Guy Whatley – Organist


An elder is someone whose faith is mature enough to guide others.

» Learn more about our elders.

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. –Acts 20:28