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Church Reviews, Church Consultations, and Churches in Transition

Monday, January 27, 2020 | Guest: John Turner |
Topics: Church Life

This story of John Turner's assuming the pastorate at Grace Baptist Church in Hampton, VA, begins with the previous pastor deciding to retire. He had pastored the church for 15 years and wanted to pave the way for a smooth transition to the next pastor. However, he didn't want the church to just hire someone different than himself; he was concerned that Grace Baptist know itself, its community, and who it needed to call. This led to him initiating a church consultation with Marshall Fant. The review provided the church with clear direction about its ministry needs, the demographic of its community, and what kind pastor would be prepared to lead it forward. 

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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.