Pastor Search Committee Announcement

Announcement from Pastor Search Committee

We have some exciting news from the Pastor Search Committee (PSC)! Earlier in 2017, the PSC began the arduous task of searching for a permanent Lead Pastor at FBC Decatur and they believe they have found the right leader for our church at this time.

About the Candidate

Out of respect for the candidate and the church this person currently serves, we will not be sharing the name until closer to the Call Weekend. As details are finalized, we will share more information with the congregation. According to the PSC, the candidate has:

  • the experience and energy necessary to lead our diverse community
  • a history of leading staffs of different sizes, including mentoring younger leaders
  • a knowledge of Decatur, Atlanta, and our church
  • a strong pastoral care background
  • a strong track record of service and missions, both locally and globally
  • developed interracial and interfaith dialogue opportunities
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Call Weekend

In the meantime, you can mark your calendars for January 13-14, 2018. We will be having a “Call Weekend,” a time when the candidate will come to the church and meet with the congregation. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 13, 2018

  • 10:00am – Meeting w/ Deacons, Personnel, and Finance Committee members
  • 12:30pm – Lunch with church staff members
  • 2:30pm – Open House in Carreker Hall for Sunday School Group 1*
  • 4:00pm – Open House in Carreker Hall for Sunday School Group 2**

Sunday, January 14th, 2018 

  • 10:00am – Breakfast Forum with Candidate in Carreker Hall
  • 11:15am – Combined Worship Service in Sanctuary followed by Congregational Meeting

*SS Group 1: All classes from the Life Bible study class and up (including Welcome All, Pilgrims, LLL, Verdery, Fellowship, Adelphia, Alert, Keystone and Gleaners).

**SS Group 2: All other Adult classes, Youth, and Children, along with parents and all workers in these groups.

Thank you Pastor Search Committee!

We are deeply grateful for the hard work of the Pastor Search Committee. When you get an opportunity, thank these people for their role:

  • Keith Pierce, Chair
  • Kathy Kinlaw, Co-chair
  • Eddie Campbell
  • Tifanie Haun
  • Ronnie Jowers
  • Carla Stanford
  • Bob Woodson

We are excited to be entering into a new era here at FBC Decatur, one filled with hope, expectation, and new growth. Please join us in praying for the PSC as they continue to work diligently on this process, for the candidate, and for our church.