Recommended Candidate

Pastor Matt Friend Recommended to the Congregation!

Matt Friend

Rev. Matt Friend

The Pastoral Search Committee and the Elders of Bible Center Church are pleased to announce that Pastor Matt Friend of Louisville, Kentucky is being recommended to the congregation to become the next Pastor of Bible Center Church.

Senior Pastor Candidacy Week

Opportunities for:

  • Meet & Greet
  • Q & A

During the week of Sunday, January 17 through Sunday, January 24 there will be a number of open events to allow the congregation of Bible Center Church to get to know the candidate for the position of Senior Pastor.  Rev. Matt Friend has been recommended by the Elders of the church to the congregation.  Church members will vote on that recommendation during both morning services on Sunday, January 31st.

Before that time, multiple opportunities have been arranged for all people of the congregation to meet the candidate and engage in Question & Answer sessions.  You do not have to be an official church member to participate in these sessions.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Pastor Friend will be preaching in both morning services on January 17 and January 24. In between and after the services Matt will be available to meet people in the Gathering Space.  His family will be with him on both Sundays.

In addition the following open opportunities have been arranged: [Download Schedule]

  • Sunday, January 17  • 6–8 PM • Auditorium
    • Hosted Q&A
  • Monday, January 18 • 3:30–6 PM • Southridge Living Room
    • Afternoon drop-in
  • Tuesday, January 19 • 6:30–8 PM • Gathering Space
    • Fireside Gathering: Hosted Q&A
  • Wednesday, January 20 • 6:30–8 PM
    • Visit Student Ministries and AWANA
  • Friday,  January 22 • 6:30–8 PM • Gathering Space
    • Fireside Gathering: Hosted Q&A
  • Saturday, January 23 • 10–11:30 AM • Southridge Living Room
    • Coffee with Matt; Morning drop-in

Each of these sessions will be hosted by someone from the leadership of the church.  The format will be simple question and answer and/or conversation.

Rev. Matt Friend, Sarah (Young) Friend, Katie (age 12), and Riley (age 9)

Rev. Matt Friend, Sarah (Young) Friend, Katie (age 12), and Riley (age 9)

About Pastor Friend

Links to various pieces of information about the candidate and the selection process appear below.

Additional Documents

Announcement of Candidate


Why There’s Still Hope For Your Life (Jan. 17, 2016)


How Does the Good Samaritan Encourage Charleston? (Jan. 24)