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Churches in Transition: The Stabilizing Influence of an Interim Pastor

Monday, March 9, 2020 | Guest: Bruce McAllister |
Topics: Church Life

Churches without undershepherds are vulnerable. Listen as Marshall Fant interviews Bruce McAllister about questions a church should ask itself to evaluate when it should call an interim pastor to provide some stability during a transition. The goal of a transitional pastor is to preach and assist the church in its search for the next pastor, not to become the next pastor. GFA currently has 12 seasoned ministry couples serving in its interim pastor program. To express an interest in becoming an interim pastor with GFA or finding an interim pastor, please contact Marshall Fant at mfant@gfamissions.org

Next: Pastoral Succession that Works by William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird is a helpful resource for churches seeking pastors.

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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.