Pastor Search Team Member Nominations

The members of Immanuel Baptist Church approved the following Pastor Search Process at the quarterly business meeting on Sunday, November 14, 2021.  

A Pulpit Committee consisting of seven (7) voting members of the church and one (1) non-voting staff member will be selected to search for the next pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church.  The following process will be used to select the Pulpit Committee.

1. Beginning Monday, November 15, church members can submit nominations for the committee.  Nominees must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Pulpit Committee.

a. Nominees must be an active member of Immanuel for three (3) years.
b. Nominees must be willing to serve on the Pulpit Committee (verified by the Deacon Election Committee).

Nominations will close December 31, 2021
2. Once nominations end, all eligible nominees will be presented to the church body and a church wide vote will take place on Sunday, January 16.  The following guidelines will be followed throughout the voting process.  

a. The Armstrong Mill campus members will vote for one (1) committee member from the five (5) men and five (5) women receiving the largest number of nominations that are willing to serve on the Pulpit Committee. The person receiving the most number of votes will be selected.
b. The Tates Creek campus members will vote for six (6) committee members from the ten (10) men and ten (10) women receiving the largest number of nominations that are willing to serve on the Pulpit Committee. The six (6) people receiving the most number of votes will be selected.
c. The church staff will select a representative to the committee through a process determined by the staff. This representative will participate on the Pulpit Committee, but will not vote to select the lead pastor.
d. At least two (2) men and two (2) women must be selected as voting members of the Pulpit Committee.
e. Only one (1) member of an extended family may be elected to the Pulpit Committee.
f. The Deacon Election Committee will oversee the election.

3. The Pulpit Committee will be announced and commissioned after the election with a planned date of the Summit in the Summit on February 6, 2022.