First up, our sympathy to the family of Calvin Barber who passed away May 21. He preached in North Mississippi for over 60 years.
AL: Blaine Chason has been named the new Youth Minister at Creekwood in Mobile.
AL/AR: Billy Hayes has taken a preaching position at the 70 West congregation in Hot Springs, AR. This means the Fairview Road church in Gadsden is looking for a preacher. Send resumes to email@example.com Billy is leaving on great terms and speaks very highly of the work there.
TX: The Crosby Church of Christ is accepting applications for full-time pulpit minister. The attendance runs about 165. They are near Houston in a rapidly growing area. They are looking for “an enthusiastic, motivated and faithful gospel preacher, preferably married.” Learn more about Crosby at CrosbyChurchofChrist.com. Send resume and if possible link to audio/video sermons to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TN: The Leoma church has hired Joshua Hester as an associate minister. Plans are for him to work with us through the summer as an intern and then begin full time associate work in August.
AL: Scoop to Pat Cowden. Ben Stanley is the new Youth Minister at Chase Park in Huntsville.
FL: The congregation at Wildwood is searching for a new Youth Minister. Contact David Myers at email@example.com.
KY: The Parkway church in Fulton is in search of a full time preacher. They are a congregation of about 120. And are “looking for a energetic preacher that can help us get involved in the community while growing spiritually and numerically.” For more info contact Nick Wagster 731 431-8821 or Rickie 731 514-5048. Email resumes to ParkwaycocFulton@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN/VA: Micah Dawson is moving to Bloomington to preach for the Highland Village church. For the past two years, he has participated in Lighting the Fire at Seven Hills in Lynchburg.
NC: The church at Pike Road in Pantego is looking for a new minister Contact GR Fletcher email@example.com or 252 935-5338 or Bryan Copeland at 252 935-5084.
AL: Colin Little has accepted the youth work at Sherrod Avenue in Florence. He is leaving the Austinville church in Decatur where he had been the youth minister.
AL: The Austinville church and the Grant Street church both in Decatur have announced a merger. The new name will be the Decatur Church of Christ.
WA: The church in Kennewick is looking for a full-time preacher. They are a congregation of 70-80. The current minister is leaving on good terms. The congregation has two elders. They have a preacher’s house. The minister’s work will include working with the youth. They would prefer the applicants to be married and have some preaching experience. His work will include working with young people. They would like him to be tech savvy. Send resume and a DVD, audio file or link to recent sermons. “Due to the many false doctrines creeping into the church today the applicants will be required to fill out a questionnaire from the elders of the congregation.” Send all information or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC: The Gastonia Church of Christ in Gastonia, North Carolina is searching for a new full-time Minister. They run about 90 in attendance. They consider caring for and taking care of one another as their strength. They have two Elders and one Deacon. Gastonia is about 20 minutes west of Charlotte with a population of about 75,000. Send resumes to email@example.com
TN: The Rural Hill church is seeking to fill a ministry position. They have a unique situation. Their preacher, our friend Dan Dozier 3 years ago began to discuss with the elders about the hiring of its next preaching minister being different than normally happens. They are taking a pro-active approach. When in January, their associate minister, Jon Reynolds, accepted a ministry role at the Berea Church of Christ in Lebanon it opened a door. The concept is that the new minister will be a younger man who will work alongside Dan (not for or under him) for a time so that they can make a more gradual transition in pulpit ministers. Dan states: “I have never been jealous of who stands in Rural Hill’s pulpit as long as they love the Lord, love His people, and preach the solid message of the gospel. Nor do I fear being displaced; there is more than enough fulfilling work for me to do at Rural Hill.” You can find more info and apply through the “job posting” link on their website www.ruralhill.org.
SC: Self-scoop to Wade Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org. The Twin City church in Batesburg-Leesville has hired Tony Lopez. Tony will be moving from Austin, TX. This will be his first full time work. The former preacher, Wade Phillips, is now in the process of raising support to work on Guam.