Senior Pastor Transition

Information and updates regarding the search process for our next Senior Pastor


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Selection Results

Here are the results of the Pulpit Committee Vote. The process for selecting our next pastor is well underway, and we thank you for your participation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for finding the church’s next Senior Pastor?

Our church bylaws clearly outline the process. To put it simply, church members vote to form a 9-person Pulpit Committee that represents the congregation. This group will perform the task of finding and presenting a candidate for the Senior Pastor position. Then the church will vote on the candidate. You can read the details of this process here.

How can I help?

This is perhaps the most common question our staff receives. The main answer is of course to pray. Let’s all be seeking the Lord, and asking for his guidance and wisdom as we search for the next leader of Champion Forest. The other thing you can do is to continue serving and ministering. The head of our church is Jesus Christ, and our mission remains.

How long will the search take?

The last time our church went through this process, it took almost 2 years. It’s important to let the search committee do an exhaustive search. That said, we believe the search will take anywhere from 12-18 months. We will allow the committee to follow the Lord’s lead and leave the results up to Him.

Who’s in charge now?

Jesus Christ alone is the head of the Church (Colossians 1:18), and Champion Forest Baptist Church is blessed to have servant-hearted, faithful leadership at staff, deacon, and volunteer levels.

Our Global Executive Pastor, Stephen Trammell, leads our Executive Team and Global Ministry Teams. Each campus has a campus pastor in English and Spanish, and we push forward with confidence in our God-given mission.


All Updates

Selection Results

Here are the results of the Pulpit Committee Vote. The process for selecting our next pastor is well underway, and we thank you for your participation.

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18 Nominees Selected

The Committee on Committees has finalized the list of 18 nominees for our Pastor Search Committee. The five men and four women receiving the most votes will form our nine-member search team. Review Nominees Online voting opens November 16, and closes November 20. If you’re a CFBC Member, and at least 15 years of age,…

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Online Voting

To ensure a proper vote, voting for the pastor search committee (also known as a “pulpit committee”) will be done online in our new secure CFBC member portal. All voting members will need to create an account on the CFBC member portal in order to vote. Remember, each individual who desires to vote will need his or her own account.

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Pastor Search Process

As we begin the search for our next pastor, we want to make sure you’re up to speed in regards to how the search process is carried out.

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A Note from Pastor Stephen

I’m sure many of you have many questions regarding Pastor David’s resignation. This transition may be a surprise to many of us, but it is not a surprise to God. I want to assure you that we are prayerfully and strategically planning for the bright future God has in store for us. We are blessed…

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A Note from Pastor David

Over the course of the past year, my wife, Beverly, and I have felt that God has been preparing us for a change, making us ready for a new assignment in Kingdom service. Not wanting to take that prompting lightly, during the recent sermon series on worship from Isaiah, the two of us dedicated time…

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