HFBC is in transition! God is at work in our church, leading our pastor to step aside from pastoring after 17 years to begin a teaching & writing ministry. We’ve created this page to keep you updated on the latest happenings and to provide a way for you to pray and give input as we move forward. God is in control!
Phase I – Prayer and Listening
The most important work we’ll do during this transition is pray! On September 8th our pastor launched our “52-Days of Prayer,” challenging us to pray every day for the church family. We’ve created a daily prayer guide with Scripture references and prayer prompts. You can either download the prayer guide or pick one up in the church office.
We also want to be sure every member is heard! If you have a suggestion or comment that you would like to provide during this transition time, just fill in the helpful form at the bottom of the page.
Phase II – Pastor Search
Member’s Meeting September 8, 2019
Our church bylaws specify that the deacon body is responsible for seeking an interim (or transitional) pastor. This Tuesday, September 10, a subgroup of six deacons will be formed to begin searching for an interim pastor.
Interim Pastor Search Team, September 10, 2019
According to our by-laws the deacons appointed an interim pastor search team consisting of the following men:
John Kloke, current deacon chair, Jim Bryan, on-coming deacon chair, Russell Sights, Kevin Patton, Ben Patterson, Rich Stratton, staff liaison.
Be in prayer for these men as they begin the process of searching for our interim pastor.
Next update – Member’s Meeting September 29th at 6PM.