I completely agree with your comment about church leadership. The pastor is not as important as the congregation. Pastors come and go, but the congregation of believers remains. I think the Biblical expectation of giving our best to God covers about everything, from our head right down to our best. My best may not be your best. Wearing jeans and tennis shoes to church on Sunday morning would make me feel very uncomfortable, not because of what the rest of the group is wearing but because it's not my best. I can accept that it may be someone else's best, but I think most of us can and should do better. A man can buy dress pants and a button-down shirt nowadays for no more than a polo shirt and a pair of Levi's, so money is not the issue. It is disappointing to see a pastor compromise on what he knows to be Biblically true. I think the "just as I am" phrase you apply refers to our spiritual condition primarily.We must remember that we're following God, not man. If you're leaving a church because you don't like the leadership, then you're going to the church for the wrong reason anyway. As for what he, or anyone else wears, God doesn't judge us based on what we wear. He says, "Just as you are." Wearing jeans doesn't make a person less able to praise and serve God. People should feel comfortable to wear whatever they want. FCOG is going to do great things in this community. If you, or others, don't want to be a part of it, then we'll miss you and we'll be praying that you find a place that is a better fit for you.
As for VP, I think he's still searching to find his way and I pray that he will search his heart and let God lead.