Our Leadership

Parker Hills Bible Fellowship is led by Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, through a plurality of diversely gifted elders (i.e., pastors). The elders are assisted in their leadership by deacons, trustees, and church staff.

Elders

Josh Waltz

Josh was reared in a Christian home but didn't repent of his sins and trust Christ as his Savior until shortly before his senior year of high school. Though his intention was to pursue a career in law, over the next several years God began to incline his heart toward pastoral ministry through his service in his church and his experiences on several summer missions trips.

To equip himself for more faithful ministry, he completed a bachelor's degree in secondary education (Maranatha Baptist Bible College) and a master's degree in theology (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). He served as the student ministries pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Livonia, Michigan for over 8 years before coming to Parker Hills in June of 2007. Josh intends for his pastoral ministry and teaching to be marked by the one thing that really matters—the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.

He is continually amazed at the marvelous gifts God has given him in his wife, Aundrea, and their five children. When Josh is not fulfilling his pastoral duties at Parker Hills, he can usually be found hanging out with his family, enjoying the Colorado outdoors, and/or reading a book somewhere with a view of the mountains.

Jim Simons

Jim was brought to faith in second grade through hearing the gospel in an Awana program and was blessed by many years of good teaching at that church and all churches he has been privileged to be a member of since in Minnesota, Colorado, Chicago, Virginia, and Washington, DC.  

By God's kindness he is married to Debi and they have one son.  Debi is a constant encouragement, including in joint ministry.  Their son succeeded in his plan to outgrow Jim by half an inch, just to show that he could.

He is currently reading "A Shot of Faith (to the Head): Be a Confident Believer in an Age of Cranky Atheists" with the College/Career group,.

He is continually blessed by the church family of PHBF in their love of God, knowledge of his word, mutual teaching, care for each other, and determination to reach out to those who are hurting.