Pastoral Search Update:  We Have a Candidate!


Few events in the history of any church are as important as the calling of a new senior pastor. Selecting a pastor who has the capability of strengthening and growing a church is not an easy task. Our current search committee believes that they have accomplished that task and are presenting a candidate to us this weekend. But you, the congregation, also need to be convinced that they have found the right person. You will have an opportunity to do just that! We are having a social gathering in spahr center, 7pm on Saturday, August 29 where you will meet and greet the candidate and ask questions. Sunday, August 30 at 10am, we are having a combined worship service where you will have the opportunity to hear the candidate preach… Following the combined service, a church luncheon will be served and after the luncheon, you will cast your vote to determine whether or not the candidate is called to be the next senior pastor of First Baptist Church. Please plan to participate this weekend in this very important decision in the life of your church. If you are not available to vote Sunday, you may obtain a proxy form in the church office prior to Sunday’s vote.

About Us

The First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland is a fellowship, seeking to live in the way of Jesus amid the challenges of a changing world.

In living out this mission, FBC seeks to be:

OUR CALL – The First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland transforms lives by deepening personal relationships with Jesus Christ.

OUR RESPONSE – We carry out this purpose by answering Jesus’ call to love God, love each other, love all people, and make disciples.

OUR IDENTITY – First Baptist Church is a scripturally-driven body that is an accepting, multi-cultural, inclusive, and creative community of faith.

First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland
3630 Fairmount Blvd. in Shaker Heights, OH  44118
phone: (216) 932-7480
fax: (216) 932-8554

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