Jay Announced His Retirement after 29 Years at First Baptist.

The seasons change. As summer gives way to fall and fall yields to winter, in the same way God orders the life-cycle of His children. On September 11th the calendar shouted, “Jayboy, you are 65!” The years have wings and they have ushered in a new season for us.

After diligent prayer, thoughtful consideration, and consulting with wise counsel, Mary Ruth and I have determined this is the right time to start the process of handing the baton of Pastoral Leadership to a new Shepherd for our beloved First Baptist Family. My retirement will be June 30, 2020.

PROCEDURE FOR ELECTION OF PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE

The Pastor Search Committee will consist of nineteen (19) members.

Nine by virtue of their offices, they include:

Douglas McElvy

Chairman of Deacons

James Whitehead

Chairman of Finance Committee

Jane Burdeshaw

WMU Director

Basil manly

Chairman of Community Ministries

Jim frankum

Chairman of Senior Adult Council

Bill McCrary

Chairman of Adult Choir

ANDY Birchfield

Chairman of Church Leadership Council

Justin Aday

Chairman of Building Project

Caden Lockett

Representative of Student Choirs

Ten Elected by the church body:

ELECTIONS
Sunday, October 13

COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

Top 20 Nominees for the Pastor Search Committee

Please use the online form below to select up to but no more than 10 members to serve on the Pastor Search Committee.

Ballots will also be available on Wednesday night, October 9 and Sunday morning, October 13.

CHRIS ANDERSON

JOHN ASHWORTH

RODNEY BLEDSOE

JANE FERGUSON

ROGERS HELTON

STUART HENDON

PHYLLIS INGRAM

BILLY IRVIN

BEN KELLEY

BILL LAMBERT

DAVID MARTIN

DONNA MCCLINTON

TANYA MCLEMORE

DOYLE POWELL

STEVE ROBERTS

LEAH STEPHENS

KATHERINE WEBB

MARK WILLIAMS

JEFF WINDHAM

SOO SEOK YANG

If you have questions, please email Douglas McElvy or Andy Birchfield.