Selection Results

As you know, we just finished our pastor search committee voting, and here are the results! The process for selecting our next pastor is well underway, and we thank you for your participation.


Here are the 9 members CFBC has selected for our Pastor Search Committee:

You can select any name above to see their profile.


Champion Forest Baptist Church has a clearly defined process in our bylaws (5.08):

The Senior Pastor shall be chosen and called by the Members of the Church when a vacancy occurs. The Committee on Committees shall choose eighteen nominees that are reflective of the Church membership to serve on the Pulpit Committee. These men and women shall be faithful in attendance, tithers, Godly believers and involved actively in the Church. The Secretary shall then give notice of a Special Business Meeting and list the names of the nominees at least one week prior to such meeting. The five men and four women nominees receiving the most votes, respectively, will serve on the Pulpit Committee (“Pulpit Committee”).

After the Pulpit Committee is selected by the Voting Members, the Committee on Committees will select a Chairman and Vice-Chairman. The Pulpit Committee will prayerfully seek a Senior Pastor and make the recommendation to the Members of the Church. The Pulpit Committee will give the Members at least one week’s notice of a Special Business Meeting prior to voting on the nominee. The Voting Members shall vote by secret ballot at the Special Business Meeting during the weekend worship services. The Voting Members must elect the Senior Pastor with at least an affirmative vote of 75% of those present and voting.


We still believe that God is on His throne, that His Word will not return void, and we exist to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment in our generation. That has been the heartbeat of CFBC consistently for the past 49 years. Our God-given mission continues.

DR. STEPHEN TRAMMELL


To see other posts related to the Pastor Search, please visit championforest.org/updates/pastor-search

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.

Online voting opens November 16, and closes November 20.

If you’re a CFBC Member, and at least 15 years of age, you are eligible to vote. You must have an account at our CFBC Member Portal to vote online. If you have any trouble accessing your account, please contact us at vote@cfbc.org.

Thank you for participating in this important process. The future is bright!

Online Voting

On November 16, online voting will open for all eligible CFBC members. In order to vote, you must create an account at our Member Portal. Ready to create your account? Visit championforest.org/members


Thank you for staying on mission as we continue to reach people for Christ. The process for selecting our next pastor is well underway, and needs your participation.

CFBC bylaws state that the Committee on Committees will select eighteen nominees:

  • Reflective of the Church membership
  • Faithful in attendance
  • Tithers
  • Godly believers
  • Involved actively in the Church

Once the 18 nominees are selected by the Committee on Committees, the church will vote. [UPDATE: Nominees have been selected, see here for info on each nominee. ] The five men and four women with the highest votes will become our nine-member pastor search committee. Over the past few weeks, the Committee on Committees has prayerfully considered many tremendous leaders as their nominees.


Important Dates

  1. November 10: Nominees posted on the church website and announced in all services.
  2. November 16-20, all eligible CFBC members vote for five men and four women from the list of nominees. 

To be eligible to vote:

  1. Completed the membership covenant (or joined before the membership covenant being instated)
  2. At least 15 years of age
  3. At least 30 days of active membership

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.

We realize some members may not have access to the technology necessary to go online. In this case, we will have a voting center set up at each campus.

As you know, the election of our pastor search committee (aka: pulpit committee) will be an important spiritual marker in the life of our church. Please join us in prayerfully seeking God’s wisdom as we move forward in faith and expect God to continue His great work through us in the shadow of each steeple!


To see other posts related to the Pastor Search, please visit championforest.org/updates/pastor-search