PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE #10
Dear Church Family,
It’s been a while and your PSC family thought a very brief update is appropriate at this time. For all who have been praying, thank you. I’ll continue to ask for your prayer support as we continue this amazing journey to walk the path the Lord has plotted for us to travel to our next Senior Pastor. And for those who may not be aware, we began this process in March 2016 and after receiving about eight hundred applications, we are down to considering a very small number of prospects, one at a time.
This past Sunday marked your Pastor Search Committee’s sixty-second meeting in our quest to be led to the next Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Tallahassee. I must confess that waiting on the Lord for the past 17 months to seek and to call our next Senior Pastor has taught us a lesson in what is meant by truly waiting on the Lord. And through it all, we have each grown a little closer to the Lord and especially to each other in the process. In addition, we have learned how to be patient, something we could have never learned in any other way. Sometimes, I wish we could open the PSC meeting to the church; you would be very proud of the individuals you have called to serve on the committee. Suffice for you to know that we are very united in the Lord and we have tried to submit our decisions through the filter of scripture. Even then, we seek your prayers each and every day.
So when can we expect to have the long awaited recommendation for a Senior Pastor you might ask? The short answer is as soon as the Lord opens the door. At this time, however, I can confirm that we have met the selected prospects now several times through video conferencing and by face to face meetings. There is no shortcut to this part of the process; it all depends on how we and the prospective candidates respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit. But we are very confident about this, that he who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. And so we continue to wait a little longer trusting that the God in whom we trust will ultimately bring about His will.
Yours in Christ,
Seth Y. Ablordeppey and Your Pastor Search Committee