For almost a year, we have been seeking God as we seek our new pastor. With your support, through these many months, the Pastor Search Team has prayed, researched, evaluated, analyzed, followed proper procedures, considered the findings of the Transition Team and our church culture as well as traits the church members value most in their pastor. In unity, as a team, we moved forward in our search with a general profile for candidates that included certain education requirements, specific years of service in senior/lead pastoral leadership of a Southern Baptist congregation, biblically sound, local and internationally mission minded and relational – just to mention a few of the important characteristics we felt the church wanted and needed.
On February 28th the Pastor Search team presented Dr. Luke Stockeland as their unanimous submission for Lead Pastor candidate of First Bradenton. Read and watch more about him and his family below.