First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Pastor Search Committee

Since entering the active phase of our search in early January, your Pastor Search Committee has continued to meet at least weekly.  We are making steady progress in our search.  We appreciate your response to our request for input.  We received 458 surveys, and they represented all the demographics of church membership.  We have analyzed the response and have read every comment.  Your feedback had a direct impact on our Pastor Profile document, which is guiding our evaluation of potential pastors.  The Pastor Profile is included as part of a larger Congregational Profile which will be shared with prospective pastors. 


We are continuing to gather names of candidates using several methods- advertisements, contact with denominational and educational sources and others who know our church well.  The response has been good, and we are prayerfully considering each candidate.


How can you help?  Several of you are part of prayer groups that are making commitments to pray during this journey.  Others will offer individual prayers.  Your role as a prayer partner is critical, so please be faithful.  We have set up a confidential email address (  You may use this email address to provide any information you wish to send us including names of prospective candidates. 


We believe that FBC is uniquely positioned for great ministry opportunities.  We are trusting God to give us wisdom and discernment at every step of our search process.  These are exciting days as we look with great anticipation towards the future.  God has richly blessed FBC during its 205 years of ministry.  May His blessings continue as we seek our 41st pastor. 

Mike Kirk
Chairman, Pastor Search Committee
PSC Members: Larry Moore: Vice-chairman, Amanda Ponder: Recording secretary, Diane Singer: Prayer coordinator, Elaine Dickson, Gaines Gravlee, Zach Hamm, Pat Lewallen, and Jerry Miller.