We hold to a plural elder-congregational form of church government. Covenant Baptist Church Santa Clarita Valley (CBCSCV) derives its authority to exist and function from its head, our Lord Jesus Christ. This authority is mediated through the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, ministered to the church by its elder(s). CBCSCV elects its own officers and carries out its own discipline.
Per our constitution, if CBCSCV is ever in the position of having one pastor/elder and no deacons, a temporary steering committee will be formed of three or more male members of the church. The purpose of the steering committee is for accountability for the pastor and assistance in the administration of church affairs that would normally be handled by pastors and/or deacons. The pastor will propose the committee members to the congregation at a meeting of the church. Approval of the proposed steering committee requires a properly conducted vote of the church. Once the church acquires a plurality of elders or a deacon or deacons, the steering committee will be dissolved immediately.
At the launch of CBCSCV, we are lead by one elder and a temporary steering committee. Pictured below from left to right are Doug Hamblin, Sam Stanton, Nate Perkins (Elder), Chris Montes, Brad Newbold and K.C. Mah who are also founding members.