First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL
Monday, May 25, 2015

Pastor Search Committee

The Pastor Search Committee is making steady progress in our search.  We have recently completed the "gathering" phase of our process, and we have the names or resumes of 125 prospective candidates.  Those names have come from a variety of places such as FBC members, educational sources, denominational sources, people who know FBC well, friends of candidates and the candidates themselves.  We are prayerfully considering each candidate and have made good progress in narrowing the list.  We are supplementing the information contained in the resumes or referrals through the use of online resources such as church websites, online sermons, pastors' blogs and newsletter articles.  This method of research allows us to be more thorough and make a more informed decision as we choose which candidates to engage in further dialog.

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 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.