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Church Mergers

Monday, February 13, 2023 | Guest: Rick Arrowood |

Christ is faithful to His promise to build His church, but as the seven churches in Revelation illustrate, individual churches are raised up for a season. So what are some indicators of when a church should merge or close? How practically can a church work through a merger? In episode 109 of RE: CHURCH, Rick Arrowood shares with Marshall Fant the story of how he led a church through a merger. Pastor Arrowood and his wife, Dolly, have served in pastoral ministry for 42 1/2 years, and they are currently part of GFA's interim pastor program. You can contact Rick Arrowood here with questions about church mergers. 

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About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant


Dr. Marshall Fant is focused on strengthening the American church through church consulting and revitalization, the interim pastor ministry, and church planting. Dr. Fant has 21 years of experience as a pastor and 20 years of experience as a business owner. Dr. Fant earned a D.Min. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Bob Jones University, and a B.S. in administrative management from Clemson University. He is certified as a church consultant with the Society for Church Consulting. He is available to meet with pastors and church leadership at their church or by phone. Marshall and Gretchen have been married since 1981 and have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.