Tom Farr, our Discipleship Pastor, will assume the role of Administrative Pastor. Having served First Baptist in a variety of functions over the last 27 years, he has periodically assisted with many of the business items such as IT, communications, database upgrades, and licensing. In this role, he will be overseeing those areas and the support staff in addition to the church’s discipleship ministry.
Cody Turner, our Next Gen Pastor, will assume the responsibilities of coaching and caring for the ministerial staff. As Next Gen Pastor, he has been coaching and leading the Next Gen team and summer interns. He will expand his role as coach, mentor, and encourager to include the ministerial staff. He will assist with setting ministry goals and will also preach more on a regular basis on Sunday mornings.
“The personnel committee and deacons have agreed to these changes to Tom’s and Cody’s ministry roles that fit their natural gifts and abilities,” states Pastor Cade. “We will be evaluating these new roles over the coming months to make sure that these are the right changes to help lead our church staff. Both the ministerial and support staff are genuinely excited about this direction, and I thank God for the wisdom and support of our lay leadership during this season of evaluation and transition.”