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Pastoral Search

To the church, the body of Christ,


Faith Bible Church has been blessed with a caring Pastor for several years. Recently our Pastor has left full time ministry for a new beginning in retirement. We are reaching out to the churches of Lansing, and the surrounding areas, in an effort to make known our need of a shepherd. We thought it best to notify the leadership of the local bodies, to spread the word and to utilize the connections you may have to men of good character who feel called to ministry.


We are implementing a "word of mouth" search strategy, with the intent of finding a Senior Pastor locally, through a network of contacts. We seek only those that are currently available, and looking for a flock to lead. Please share this need with your local ministry contacts, and relationships. Thank you for your attention.



Please contact

Steven W. Grove,

Chairman, Pastoral Search committee

Faith Bible Church

Pastor Profile

Pastors are the earthly shepherds of the local church. They are elected officers bearing the New Testament titles of bishop, elder, shepherd, overseer, teacher, preacher, servant and minister (Acts 14:23). As such, they are spiritual leaders in prayer and ministry. Ideally, one pastor/elder is called to the main responsibility of preaching and teaching the Scriptures to equip the saints for daily living and the spread of the Gospel (I Tim: 5:17).


Faith Bible Church has a need to fill this primary preaching/teaching pastor position with a man who:

                • Meets the qualifications set forth in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9

                • Agrees with our Articles of Faith

                • Meets the qualifications and duties listed under the Officer of Pastor as in our Constitution

                • Supports the eldership and has skills/experience to grow the eldership

                • Is committed to training the next generation

                • Is devoted to practical application of God’s Word, especially that which is practicably specific to our body

                • Has a vision for increasing our work together and encouraging one another outside of Sunday worship


We seek a long term relationship for continual spiritual growth of the church utilizing enthusiasm and cultural gifts and answers for today’s society. A working knowledge of the Holy Scriptures and utilization of Godly wisdom in preaching, teaching, and counseling the church body is essential. Specific salary and benefits package will be based on applicable experience and a mutually agreed upon work schedule. We are looking for a full or part time Pastor/Preacher that loves the gospel message, and values fulfilling the Great Commission.

Link to the Pastor Profile PDF:

We commit to strengthening Christ's body, sharing in His work, and showing His love to our family, neighbors and the world.


And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.—Hebrews 10:24-25


Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you.—Matthew 28:19-20


Jesus answered, “The most important is Listen, Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is, love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these.—Mark 12:29-31


And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into maturity with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness.—Ephesians 4:11-13

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