Pastor Search Committee Information & Updates

Thank you for visiting the Kirby Woods Baptist Church Pastor Search page.

The Pastor Search Committee is excited to find out what God has in store for the leadership of our church. We hope you'll join us in praying that God will lead us where and when we need to go. This is all in God's hands.  Click here for a prayer guide for this endeavor.

You are invited to join others every Sunday at 10:10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall to pray for the Pastor Search Committee and the process to find our new pastor.

Everything you'll need to apply as a candidate for the Senior Pastor position can be found below. This page will also be updated weekly with relevant news and prayer needs from the committee.

Senior Pastor Job Posting

To submit a resume, send as attachment to .
NOTE - The confidentiality of your information is very important to us. The Pastor Search Committee will not share your resume or any information contained in your application without your permission.

Also, please fill out the Online Application Form.

We the Pastor Search Committee entreat you, our church, to pray without ceasing – (I Thess. 5:17)

Prayer Requests:
1. Our Lord Jesus’ Guidance in doing our Pastor search, His Way
2. Discernment for the Committee to hear God’s voice with clarity as we seek the man whom God has already chosen to be our Pastor
3. The continued unity of our Committee and our Church

We Pray this by Faith based upon Matthew 7:7-8:
“Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.”

Thanks again for being here.  To contact our committee, send an email to .

Yours In Christ,

Richard Bushart
Dempsey Fisher
Denise Gray
Julia Jones
Matt Parker

Kathy Petermann
Emily Russell
David Skinner
Steve Summy
Jimmie Williams

 Committee Updates


After receiving more than 300 resumes, we have ended the active job postings we placed on and at the SBC seminaries. We have received over 25 referrals to date from church members and trusted ministry partners. While we are no longer actively seeking new resumes, we will continue to receive referrals until the new pastor is called. Please send us an email at or contact the church office and they'll forward the information to us.

The committee continues to meet weekly. At this point in the process, we have had introductory and follow-up conversations with a small number of pastors. By God's grace, He is narrowing the field of candidates. We have progressed from a large number of applicants to a very limited group of finalists.

Please continue to pray for wisdom and discernment for our committee. Please also pray for the candidates and their families who will be considering the possibility of a new pastoral role. We also know that the enemy (Satan) will look for an opportunity to disrupt what God has purposed to do in this process. We ask you to pray diligently that God's purposes will be accomplished at Kirby Woods and the enemy's purposes will be thwarted.

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