Senior Pastor Criteria
Eastmont Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a Senior Pastor to lead our congregation following the retirement of Pastor Mike Northcutt. A full job description and qualifications for the Senior Pastor can be found in the PDF link below:
Resumes may be submitted to the Pastor Search Team at email@example.com.
Pastor Search Team Updates
Below you’ll find resources and information about the process and important dates. Feel free to check back often as any news that needs to be shared with the congregation will be posted here.
News from the Team
Since our last update, the Pastor Search Committee — composed of Brian Clements, Courtney Corum, Travis Jordan, Cindy Pitts, David Seay, Jerry Short, and chairman, Brian Key —has been meeting on weekly basis. During this time we have reviewed and discussed more than 230 resumes. We have also prayerfully narrowed them down to around 20 men. Since mid-April, we have listened to sermons, conducted interviews with almost each of these candidates and expect to complete the first round of interviews by the first week of July. Our goal would be to begin the second round of interviews with a smaller number of candidates by mid-July.
We ask the church to continue to pray for us and the next pastor God has planned for Eastmont. We would specifically ask those who are medically able to consider fasting and praying with us on Wednesday, July 10th. While you are fasting from food or something else, please use that time to pray for us and for the Lord’s discernment. Our committee will break our fast when we meet that evening to begin reviewing each of the initial 20 interviews and begin to move onward to the second round of interviews.
-Brian Key, Chairman of Pastor Search Committee
On Sunday, 4/28, Bro. Mike announced his retirement date as Sunday, June 16th, about six weeks from now.
While the Pastor Search Committee has been working diligently since December, their deliberate process does not have them within six weeks of calling a pastor.
The Administrative Deacons, recognizing a need for continuity between the time Bro. Mike retires and the new Pastor begins his ministry, met Monday night, 4/29, and formed a committee to search for an interim pastor.
These men volunteered to act quickly to secure an interim pastor for Eastmont to begin as soon as possible after Bro. Mike’s last Sunday as pastor.
Please pray daily for Jim Hyland, Dallas Vick, and Travis Norwood as they conduct this search.
Also, please continue to pray for the Pastor Search Committee as they review resumes and conduct interviews.
David Seay, Deacon Chairman
Prayer and Fasting Guide
We want to thank you for your continued prayers, support and encouragement. We would like to share with you a guide to help you study the New Testament books of I and II Timothy, and Titus. This guide will help you study scripture and pray along with us now through March 2019.
We have developed a fasting guide to help those who are medically able, to join us at periodic fasting.
We are looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for Eastmont.
Week 1 – 1 Timothy, pt.1 | Cleve Mallory
Week 2 – 1 Timothy, pt.2 | Cleve Mallory
Week 3 – 1 Timothy, pt.3 | Cleve Mallory
Week 4 – 1 Timothy, pt. 4 | Cleve Mallory
Week 5 – 2 Timothy, pt. 1 | Art Long
Week 6 – 2 Timothy, pt. 2 | Art Long
Week 7 – 2 Timothy, pt. 3 | Art Long
Week 8 – 2 Timothy, pt. 4 | Art Long
Week 9 – 1 Titus, pt. 1 | Gene Kim
Week 10 – 1 Titus, pt. 2 | Gene Kim
Week 11 – 1 Titus, pt. 3 | Gene Kim
Week 12 – 1 Titus, pt. 4 | Gene Kim
Week 13 – Holy Spirit, pt. 1 | Jeremy Lynch
Week 14 – Holy Spirit, pt. 2| Jeremy Lynch
Week 15 – Holy Spirit, pt. 3| Lance Maddox
Week 16 – Holy Spirit, pt. 4| Lance Maddox
Week 17 – Holy Spirit, pt. 5| Lance Maddox