Pastor Search

Our most recent senior pastor, Dr. Scott Guffin, recently left for an amazing opportunity at Samford University (https://www.samford.edu/news/2017/07/Guffin-to-Lead-Samford-New-Christian-Ministries-Degree-Program). We know the Lord has already selected the next man to lead our church and we are earnestly seeking His will through prayer. 

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Liberty Park Baptist Church exists to to glorify God and make disciples by inviting our community to enjoy fulfilling lives in Christ. Click here to learn more about us.

Our Pastor Search Committee is composed of:

          Thomas Minor, Chair
          Don Day
          Shelley Eudy
          Bob Foster
          Susan Keith
          John Ott
          Gene Watterson

The Pastor Search Committee will provide updates on a periodic basis below. 

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Recent Updates

Update from the pastor search committee - october 2, 2017

To date, we have received almost 200 resumes from applicants who range in age from 20s to 60s and whose experience varies from 30+ years as a senior pastor to just having graduated seminary.  Some applicants are from the South, some from other parts of the country and a few are currently serving in foreign countries. 

Consistent with our confidence that God has one man picked out for this job, as seemingly viable candidates have been presented to us, we have fully vetted those candidates until God has given us a clear "no".  We have been blessed by technology and the ability to learn a lot about a candidate without ever leaving our homes.  Almost all of the candidates have multiple sermons available online and a lot of them have published written material as well. 

Thank you for all the words of encouragement and most of all for the prayers.  As we continue the process, we ask that you continue to pray for us and fr the man that God has chosen to be our next pastor. 

(To read this article in its entirety, click here.)

CONGREGATIONAL LISTENING SESSION - Part 2, AUGUST 27

The Pastor Search Committee invites everyone to participate in the second part of our two-part listening session on Sunday, August 27 at 5:00pm. To prepare for the session, please read and pray through the prayer guide at www.libertypark.org/pastorsearchprayer. During the August 27 session, we will begin with worship and then provide time for you to share with the Search Committee what God has revealed to you and other thoughts about our next pastor. Childcare will be provided. If you need childcare, please contact Matthew Marsh to make arrangements.

Called Business Meeting To consider a recommendation from the Pastor Search Committee, August 27

The Pastor Search Committee recommends that the Interim Pastor position created by the departure of Pastor Scott Guffin be filled by Associate Pastor Nate French. This recommendation has been approved by the Personnel Committee and the Deacons and will be brought to the congregation for a vote in a Called Business Meeting immediately following the 10:30am worship service on Sunday, August 27.

Pastor Search Prayer Team

The Pastor Search Committee desires to seek and listen to God's guidance throughout the Pastor Search process. They are organizing a prayer team to pray for the committee, the candidates, and the congregation. If you would like to be a part of this prayer team, please contact Don Day or Gene Watterson.