Last December, you all elected Brian Clements, Courtney Corum, Travis Jordan, Cindy Pitts, David Seay, Jerry Short, and myself to serve as the committee to search for our next Senior Pastor.
Since that time we have met weekly. During this time we developed a job description and solicited resumes. In March, each team member began reviewing more than 250 resumes of potential candidates.
During our last update in June, we shared we had prayerfully narrowed them down to around 20 men.
Following that announcement, we continued to pray, fast and listen to sermons from each man. Through that process, the Lord guided us to narrow it down to four men. We then conducted on-site interviews with them and their spouses and toured them around our church facilities.
After the on-site interviews, the Lord unanimously affirmed one man to our committee. In the past few weeks, the committee had the opportunity to visit with him on a Sunday morning and worship with him. Through our visit, the Lord confirmed to all of us that he is the man to lead Eastmont at this time.
The committee has unanimously voted to invite him to come the last weekend of October (Oct. 26-27) in view of a call to serve as our next Senior Pastor.
On Sunday, October 20th, the committee will share with you more information along with his name, family photo, and bio in the Sunday Order of Worship. We will also communicate the different opportunities the deacons and church body will have to meet him and his family. Please mark your calendars and make sure you plan to come and meet him on Oct. 26th and 27th.
On behalf of the committee, we are thankful for your prayers and encouragement during these past nine months. You do not know how much it meant to each of us. We are excited about where the Lord has led us. We ask that you continue to pray for us and specifically for him and his family during this time.
-Brian Key, Chairman of Pastor Search Committee