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Churches Without Pastors (Part 1): Becoming a Church a Man Would Want to Pastor

Monday, April 19, 2021 | Guest: David Shoaf and Paul Stevenson |
Topics: Church Life

Is your church without a pastor? How can you prepare to call the next man? Churches often react to the shortcomings of their previous pastor by swinging the pendulum in the opposite direction. In this podcast, Marshall Fant discusses with two GFA interim pastors, David Shoaf and Paul Stevenson, some practical ways a church can prepare for a new pastor. Pastor Shoaf has over 45 years of experience pastoring full-time, while Pastor Stevenson has over 40 years of ministry experience.

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About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant


Dr. Marshall Fant leads the Church Consulting and Revitalization Program at GFA, which is a special outreach ministry to assist healthy churches with strategic planning and revitalize struggling ones. As a certified church consultant, he is available to work with churches on leadership, disciple-making, financial, and facility challenges. Dr. Fant has 21 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife Gretchen replanted Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, in 1996, and saw it grow from an average attendance of 12 to 260 people. Marshall and Gretchen Fant have been married since 1981. They have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.