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Three Keys to Ministering as a "Second" Man

Monday, January 2, 2023 | Guest: David and Linda Stockard |

As King David neared the end of his life, he named the mighty men who had helped him rule as king. While the role of assistant pastor is often viewed as a stepping stone to the senior pastorate, God calls some men to serve as second men for the duration of their ministries. David Stockard is one of these men. He and his wife, Linda, have been in ministry for 47 years, and for the last 14 years, he has served as an administrative pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Taylors, SC. Marshall Fant has seen the giftedness of this couple firsthand as he has served as interim pastor at Faith Baptist since the summer. In this episode, Marshall Fant interviews the Stockards about how to view the role of a second man and serve effectively in it.

You can reach out to David Stockard or Linda Stockard with questions about this topic. Pastor Stockard's notes are available here


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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.