Get to know the Eldership of HCC

Meet our Eldership

Say hello to the eldership team at Hillsboro Church of Christ. "The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task." 1 Timothy 3:1 (ESV)

Mike Labig - Chairman of the Elders

Mike Labig has served as an Elder for years at three different congregations. He has been married to Wava for 53 years and they have eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mike enjoys teaching at the Ohio Mission Bible Training Center twice a week.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)

Steve Allen - Elder

Steve Allen and his wife Linda have been a part of the HCC family for over 32 years. Steve has been an elder for 17+ years at HCC and has been teaching the Ambassadors Hope Group for 27+ years. 

In addition Steve & Linda were youth group coaches and they are currently leading a Hope Group Bible study in their home (currently via zoom due to Covid-19).


Steve and Linda have three daughters and eight grandchildren which keep them very busy. Since retiring after 40 years with Cincinnati Milacron, Steve likes to get in a round of golf with friends; spend quiet time reading a good book and cheering on our Ohio sports teams (except Cleveland………sorry Brownies fans!)

"But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 (NIV)

Roger Epley - Elder

Roger Epley started serving as an Elder at HCC in 1994. He has taught adult bible classes for many of those years. He was born and raised in southern Missouri and he moved to Ohio in 1993.

Roger and Janet have been married for 46 years and they've been blessed with four children, their spouses and eight grandkids. He has worked professionally for 26 years in the real estate business with Wilson National, LLC. His hobbies include farming, hunting, fishing and horses.

Roger's passions are his grandkids and sharing Jesus with kids and their families through the utilization of the gifts God has blessed him with, hospitality and the horses. He serves with the Cross Trails horse ministry team.

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

Dan Fauber - Elder

Dan Fauber and his wife Katina have been married for 44+ years. He has been an Elder for over nine years and has been a Deacon for many years before that. Dan has been at HCC his whole life and if you look really closely at some old photographs you just might see him in the two year old class.

Dan and Katina have three sons and eight grandchildren. He has taught the Silent Witness Class, Jr High Class, and is currently leading the Loyal Christians Hope Group.

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

Jeff Griffith - Elder

Jeff Griffith grew up attending HCC. He and his wife, Ingrid, were married here in 1995. They have four children and four grandchildren. After marriage, they moved to Washington C.H., Ohio, to open a Christian Book store. While in Washington C.H., they helped lead the high school youth group at Southside Church of Christ while the church looked for a full-time Youth Minister. Jeff also served as a Deacon, Financial Secretary, and member of the worship team. 

They moved back to Hillsboro in 2019 to take over the family farm and re-open a greenhouse business. They lead the high school Hope/Youth Group and Jeff also serves in the worship ministry.

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25

Richard VanZant - Elder

Richard VanZant grew up in southern Highland County on a farm south of Belfast Ohio, became a believer in 1963, married his wife Debra in 1973 and started attending HCC. They have two children, Whitney and Benjamin, and two beautiful granddaughters, Marley and Ryan.

He has been involved in our community through the years as the Chamber of Commerce chairman, president of the Rotary Club, 175th Hillsboro Festival co-chairman and former chairman of the Human Rights Board in Hillsboro. He is currently a board member of Hope House, a Christian counseling center in Sinking Spring.

At HCC he has served as a deacon, teacher of various Sunday school classes and led small groups. He is currently an Elder, member of the worship team and safety team, assists our treasurer, and teaches when needed.

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)