The thirteen members of the senior pastor search team have been working diligently with our partners at Vanderbloemen Search Group to narrow the 250+ candidates down to three. During the next three weekends, a candidate and their spouse, will visit with us. The purpose of the weekend is for both parties to continue to explore our possible relationship and to discern God’s vision. Each Sunday, the message at both services, will be given by the candidate. He will be available to speak to everyone, who wishes to talk with him, between services and after second service.
On Wednesday evening of each week we will post on the website an introduction video of the candidate who will be speaking the following Sunday. We will also include links to messages he has given in the past.
Below are the dates of their visits. The order is not based on ranking, rather their availability.
03/22 to 03/24 - Joel and Ashley Wood. They have three boys with a little girl due in June. They currently live in Douglasville, GA. Joel is the Connections Pastor, and one of the teaching pastors at Crossroads Church in Douglasville.
03/29 to 03/31 - Dan and Pam Pratt. They have three grown children. They currently live in Canton, MI. Dan serves as the Next Generations Pastor, and as one of the teaching pastors at Life Church in Canton.
04/05 to 04/07 - Andrew and Annette Tate. They have four children. They currently live in Springfield, MO. Andrew serves as the Discipleship/Next Generations Pastor, and is one of the teaching pastors at High Street Baptist Church in Springfield.
Please continue to pray for all of us to be able to discern God’s will. Thank you all for being part of Friendship.
I truly loving serving with you all,