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Pastor Transition Updates
In March of 2022 after 13 years of ministry as Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church, Pastor Dennis announced his plans to retire from full-time ministry. Thankfully, he promised to stay on in his current capacity until the church found a new pastor. Soon after his announcement, the Leadership Committee nominated six church members to serve as the individuals who would comprise the Pastoral Search Committee. The Search Committee met and established ten primary steps to the selection process. They are as follows:
Survey the Congregation
Survey the Search Committee
Compile Survey Results
Prepare Pastoral Job Description based on Survey Results
Compile Background Information about FBC and our community
Prepare Draft Pastor Benefit Package
Post Job Opening Announcements
Accept Resumes and Letters of Interest
Interview Candidates and review portfolios
What comes next and what is the approximate timing?
Mid-June, 2022 – The Pastoral Search Committee will meet with the Trustee Committee to establish parameters for the new Pastor Benefit Package. Decisions reached regarding the Benefit Package will be used along with other information to post Job Opening announcements.
Mid-July, 2022 – The Pastoral Search Committee hopes to begin the interview process with potential candidates.
What Can I do to help?
Continue to pray for the Pastoral Search Committee and Pastor Dennis. Pray also for the man God has already selected to be the next Pastor of FBC; pray for his heart, and the hearts of any family that may be affected by his calling to our church.