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Senior Pastor Recommendation and Voting Procedure

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God is doing amazing things at Friendship. The deacons voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of the Search Team for Andrew Tate to be our new Senior Pastor. He and his wife, Annette, visited the church this past weekend. Andrew is willing to accept the position, if the church affirms the recommendation.

Based on our Constitution, this is the voting process to affirm Andrew. Sunday, April 14th, after both services voting stations will be open. You MUST be an active church member to vote. The ballot will need to be completed in its entirety and returned to the deacon at the ballot station. On-line voting will be open for absentee ballots from 12 noon until 4:00 pm. Again, you will need to complete the entire ballot in order to submit your vote. You may only vote once. You may choose either a paper or digital vote. Results will be posted as soon as possible on social media and the church’s website.

Thank you for being part of Friendship Church and assisting in the selection of our new Senior Pastor.

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Andrew and Annette Tate

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Andrew and Annette have three boys and one girl. They currently live in Springfield, Missouri. Andrew is the Discipleship/NextGen Pastor at High Street Baptist Church in Springfield. He also assists with sermon series development and Sunday preaching.

He has served in various pastoral roles for 12 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministry from Baptist Bible College and currently enrolled in the master’s program at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Andrew’s desire is to bring glory to God by loving and leading his family well, making disciples who multiply, passionately preaching truth, and raising up and sending out young leaders.

Links to audio messages from Andrew and his introduction video are below. If you have any questions or comments, please email the search team at .



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