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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
On behalf of the nine-member Pastor Search Committee selected by you, our church family, we want to share with you a brief update on where we are in our process.
All nine members of the Pastor Search Committee bring greetings to the faithful members and attenders of Champion Forest Baptist Church. We have been diligently meeting as a full committee at least one or two times per week since January, and we have also been operating with as many as four separate subcommittees that…
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,…
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…