How it Worked15 pastoral transition process

  • The Search Committee began the process in September, 2015.
  • They received inquiries from 14 prospects and were able to narrow the field to four by November.
  • After considerable due diligence the Search Committee recommended Pastor Matt Friend to the Church Elder Board in December, 2015.
  • The Elders conducted their own due diligence and recommended Pastor Friend to the congregation on January 10, 2016.
  • Pastor Friend preached in both morning services at the church on January 17 and 24, 2016. During the intervening week he met with many groups from the church, large and small.  The entire congregation was encouraged to attend one or more question and answer sessions in order to learn more about the candidate.
  • On January 31st, 2016 the congregation voted with a 98% majority to invite Pastor Friend to assume the position of Senior Pastor at Bible Center Church.  He accepted.