Lots of scoops today and more coming soon. Plus, a few bits of news.
NC: Fellow preacher and Carolinas icon Claude Pharr passed away. Brother Claude preached for several years at the South Fork in Winston-Salem and the last few years he worked with Main Street in Mocksville. He is the brother of David.
TX: Longtime teacher and preacher Jack P. Lewis has also passed away. His influence and scholarship are legendary.
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GA/AL: Scoop to Larry Moncrief. Larry is leaving the Mt. Pleasant church in Valdosta, GA. He is moving to Opp, AL and will be available for fill-in, part-time, or interim work. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He leaves Mt. Pleasant on good terms. They are looking for a minister that can do good work with visitation of the current membership of about 25 -30 but also reach out to the area and help them grow. They provide a house. Send resumes to Mount Pleasant Church of Christ, 2801 New Statenville Highway, Valdosta, GA 31606 or contact Mike Morgan at email@example.com or Rej Joyner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TN: Scoop to Sellers Crain. The Rivergate Church of Christ in Madison Tennessee is looking for a Pulpit Preacher. They want a man who will minister to the members including being an active part of the church family, being with the members when they are going through difficult times, visiting them when they are sick, and associating with all age groups. They would prefer an experienced family man with children, and “a degree in Bible from a more conservative school, a Bible college or a brotherhood school of preaching.” Rivergate has eight elders and twenty-five deacons. Send a cover letter, resume, and recorded sermon to rivergatechurch.org.
AZ: The Camelback congregation in Phoenix is looking to add a youth and family life minister to their staff. Job requirements are posted on their website at www.camelbackchurchofchrist.org. They also announce that they have hired Richard Perry as their new pulpit minister.
TN: The Leoma church is on the search for an Associate Minister. Contact Rodney Livingston at email@example.com.
MS: The Pontotoc church is searching for a preacher. They are in northeast Mississippi and have just over 100 members including a large youth group. The current preacher has been there for about six years and is leaving on good terms to accept a work closer to family. They want a preacher who will help them connect with God, and others and connect others with God. Someone who can help them grow in an understanding of God’s word, exhort spiritually and encourage the church on their earthly journey. They want a man with at least five years of pulpit experience and would prefer a married man with older children. The congregation has a 3 bedroom house. Interested? Contact Kyle Eubank firstname.lastname@example.org, 662 306-1962 or Gordon Gentry email@example.com, 662 231-3967.
NC: Scoop to Von Turner. The Jericho church in Mocksville is looking for a new minister. Their current minister has recently retired. They are located in a rural setting next to Carolina Bible Camp near Mocksville, NC. The congregation is served by three elders and five deacons. Average attendance is 130-140. Submit your resume along with audio/video files to firstname.lastname@example.org and visit us at www.jerichotoday.com.
TN: The Owen Chapel church near Brentwood is looking for a preacher. This is a historic church where Alexander Campbell once preached. They are 20 members and meet for Bible class at 9 am and Worship at 10 am on Sundays. Contact Chad Hedgepath at email@example.com or Robert Foster 615 771-2812.
MO: Scoop to Janet Smith. The Camdenton church near Lake of Ozarks is in “desperate need of a minister who is willing to work and evangelize.” The congregation would prefer someone middle age with experience. Salary and benefits are negotiable. Send resumes to R. L. Williams 46 Dana Meg Lane, Linn Creek Mo. 65052 or call 573 346-5950.
GA: The Rose Hill Church in Columbus is looking for a Pulpit Minister. They have a number of characteristics, qualities, and values they are looking for. For the sake of space, we will not include them all here but are sure they would share them on request. A firm commitment to the Bible as God’s written, literal, living, inspired and unchangeable word. The ability to practically take God’s Word, apply and communicate it in sermons and classes so that the congregation is challenged with thought-provoking, relevant, and life-changing lessons. A desire to assist in leading the congregation in community outreach efforts as well as the willingness to be involved in mission work (domestic and foreign). Person of moral integrity who lives in a manner fitting a follower for Christ. Self-starter with a strong work ethic. College or university degree in Bible, ministry or related field, an advanced degree or Preaching School graduate preferred but not required. The Rose Hill church has three elders and seven deacons and approximately 170 active members. Interested? Send a cover letter, resume and references to the search committee. Electronic samples of recent sermons/lessons should be included. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MS/MO: This time’s Self-Scoop to Nathan Foster: email@example.com. He has accepted the youth ministry job at the West Main Church of Christ in Tupelo. He is leaving the Shady Acres Church in Sikeston. They will be looking for someone to take over as an associate/youth minister. Nathan can give details.
FL: The Wesconnett Church of Christ is looking for a Pulpit Minister. They want a man who is mature, energetic, evangelistic and possess excellent communication and people skills. Salary is negotiable. They have a house. The church there has about 200 members. For more information, please contact Barry Enzor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send resumes: 5223 Wesconnett Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32210. Learn more about them at http://wesconnettchurchofchrist.org/.
TX: The Church of Christ in Champions located in Houston is looking for a full-time minister who “will provide a balanced ministry of preaching, teaching, visiting, and assisting the elders in implementing our vision of the church as we grow to full potential in membership and spiritual growth in Christ.” They have about 465 members and new facilities with significant room to grow. The ideal candidate should be a married middle-aged man with at least 10 years experience as a minister and have a Biblical education equivalent of a bachelor's degree or a graduate of a Biblical college or institute. He should be of strong personal faith and be doctrinally sound and well grounded in the Scriptures. To apply send resume with picture, a link and/or attachment of one or two recent sermons, and at least three references to email@example.com. Any other inquiries please contact either Britt Jones 281 381-4446, firstname.lastname@example.org or Wes Arnold 281 586-9801, email@example.com.
AL: The Gravel Hill congregation near Phil Campbell, Alabama is looking for a bi-vocational preacher. Kenny Hurst is the point of contact - firstname.lastname@example.org or 256 483-0142. Scoop to Philip Goad who always sends us scoops when he learns of them.
MO: The Curry Street church is presently seeking a full-time minister. They want a man who will be able to be proficient in: “1) Instruction of youth and organization of youth activities, 2) Pulpit preaching, 3) Bible class teaching, 4) In-home visitation, 5) Home bible studies. Candidates must also have the abilities and characteristics to work collaboratively with the current minister. Preference will be given to candidates who are graduates of a preaching school. Candidates must be married.” They have 250 members and three elders. The congregation presently employs one minister and is looking for an additional minister to share the workload. Learn more about them at www.cschurchofchrist.church. Send resumes to 111 S. Curry Street; West Plains, MO 65775, or email@example.com. If you have questions feel free to contact the church office 417 256-3925 and leave a message for the elders.
TN: The Antioch church in Nashville is looking for a preacher. Learn more about this church at http://antiochcofc.org/.
AL: Patrick Kershaw is leaving Lone Cedar in the Florence area as their Youth Minister. Learn more about them at https://www.lonecedarchurchofchrist.com/.
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