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When is it Time for a Pastor to Retire?

Monday, February 11, 2019 | Guest: Bruce McAllister |

In the natural ebb and flow of life, everyone will face the need to transition from active ministry to a new chapter. Retirement does not mean ministry has ended. So when should a man step away from full-time pastoring? What are some things a church needs to consider in assessing the timing of their pastor’s retirement? Listen to Bruce McAllister’s insights on this topic.

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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 ten grandchildren.