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             FINDING A NEW MINISTER FOR FREMONT BAPTIST CHURCH

     First of all, I want to tell you that finding a new minister can take some time.  Now that our Pastor, Judy Gay, has retired, we are first filling the pulpit each week with American Baptist Pastors or missionaries, until we secure an interim Pastor who takes the pulpit for a specific agreed upon time, The Interim may serve for a period of 3, 4 or 6 months at a time. 
   
     A Pastor Selection Committee has been voted on and approved by the membership. They are charged with searching though names of Pastors they are available, meeting, interviewing, asking candidates to speak on a Sunday so everyone can hear them and for the committee to get feedback from members and attendees.  Then the process of wading through qualified candidates to call our permanent Pastor.  The Worship Chairman is the one who will sign an agreement with Interim Pastors and a Permanent Pastor after the membership has been asked and voted.

     The Pastor Selection process could take up to a couple years, as it has in the past for Fremont Baptist.  It just depends on who is available and is a good fit for us. I recall, we had three Interim ministers waiting on our permanent Pastor one time.  They were all delightful.  It was great joy hearing from so many qualified Ministers.  Interim Pastors are generally retired from ministry, who agree to some extra work wanting to still be involved in ministry.  We are grateful for their service and willingness to help out in the transition.   Bear with us in the process and come visit to hear our wonderful guest speakers.