Welcome to our pastoral search page


This page gives you information you need to understand our search for a new pastor for Grace Bible Church.

If you want to be considered for the position, this page will give you lots of information to see if you're a good fit.

If you currently attend Grace Bible Church, this will let you know what kind of pastor we are seeking to find.


Get started by watching this short (3-minute) video below from our current pastor.

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PASTORAL SEARCH

Grace Bible Church is seeking a man of God's choosing to replace our current pastor who is currently planning

to retire within 2-4 years. It is our desire to call (hire) the next pastor as an Associate Pastor

to work with our current pastor and then to take his place when he retires.


Paul Peabody is our current pastor. 

He came to Grace Bible Church 27 years ago in January of 1993. 

The church has grown to double during his time here (from 150 to 300+). 

The church body is characterized by great fellowship, joy in the Lord, and mutual acceptance. 

It is our desire to maintain that joy, acceptance, and fellowship through the pastoral change.

For that reason, the Elder Board at Grace Bible Church has chosen

to call the next pastor before Paul's retirement. 

We desire to effect a smooth, gradual handoff of the ministry from Paul to the next pastor.


The Elder Board of Grace Bible Church

Nolan Gaul, Roger Griffin, Jim Miller, Paul Peabody, Daniel Pinkerton, and Billy Smith

The Pulpit Committee of Grace Bible Church

Paul Peabody, chair; Matt Drechsel, secretary; 

Dan Harned, Alex Henkoski, Jim Miller, Stephen Smith, Robert Wilbur, and Dennis Yandt.


Contact the Pulpit Committee with questions or comments: gracebiblesearch@gmail.com


If you are interested in being a candidate for the Associate Pastor position here,

please review the information below and complete our initial application.


Links

Click Here for a Letter to Potential Candidates

Click Here for an Application for the position




Meet Grace Bible Church

Grace Bible Church is a wonderful place to fellowship and worship our Lord Jesus Christ. The links below will give you lots of information about the family at Grace Bible Church. Please visit any that are of interest to you as you explore the possibility of serving with us.


Links 

These are PDF documents. Depending on your browser, they will either open in a new window or download to your computer.


Click Here for A History of Grace Bible Church

Click Here for Our Congregation Demographics

Click Here for Our Bylaws & Statement of Faith

Click Here for our Statement of Unity and Worship (Important!)

Click Here for the Values of Grace Bible Church

Click Here for the Distinctives of Grace Bible Church

Click Here for a Description of our Building Program

Click Here for a Description of Our Commission Statement



The associate pastor's role

The Associate Pastor will share the pastoring and shepherding responsibilities with the Senior Pastor as well as take full responsibility for a few areas of ministry. The links below spell out that role more specifically.


Links

These are PDF documents. Depending on your browser, they will either open in a new window or download to your computer.


Click Here for a Job Description

Click Here for our Description of Expository Preaching

Click Here for an Introduction to our Biblical Counseling ministry

Click Here for the Plan to Transfer Leadership from Current Pastor