The Deacons Council and Personnel Committee would like to inform the congregation that Roger Paynter is stepping away from his Interim Senior Pastor role at FBCD, effective immediately, due to personal reasons. A copy of an email with Roger's resignation letter and comment from the church leadership is available for members and attenders at MyFBCD online (under Congregational News link). The email was sent to the congregation on Wednesday morning, June 22.
Roger emphasized that his decision is unrelated to First Baptist Church Decatur and that he has every confidence in the future of FBCD. Please keep Roger in your thoughts and prayers. Pray also for the church leadership, especially our Deacons Council, Personnel Committee and pastors as they lead in transition.
Plans are in place for preaching in coming weeks. Dr. David Gushee looks forward to preaching this Sunday, June 26, as we celebrate Parker Ebling-Artz’ ministry. Dr. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics & Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, as well as an active member at FBCD.