Dear Forest Hills Family:
A Nominee for our next Senior Pastor will preach at Forest Hills on September 26th in view of a call. The Pastor Search Committee has conducted a thorough interview process and the Nominee has met with most of the Deacons for a Question & Answer session. To introduce the Nominee to the church membership, please see the attached resume and make plans to attend a meet and greet with the Nominee on Saturday, September 25th from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
A vote on whether to call the Nominee will be conducted following the worship service on September 26th. The vote will be conducted by written ballot with voting options of “yes” or “no”. You may call or text your deacon with your vote by 12:30 pm on the 26th if you are unable to attend church in person on that day. An affirmative vote of 2/3 of the members voting shall be required to extend a call. Following the vote, the Pastor Search Committee shall contact the Nominee and inform him of the voting results. If the vote is affirmative and the Nominee accepts the call, the Chairman of the Pastor Search Committee, after consulting with the Chairman of the Deacons, shall extend the call in a letter to the new Pastor giving salary and benefits and other information approved by the church. If the Nominee accepts the call, his first Sunday as our new Senior Pastor will be October 10, 2021. Please make plans to attend both the meet and greet on September 25th and to hear the Nominee preach during the worship service on September 26th. Most importantly, please be faithful to prayerfully seek God’s direction in this matter.
Billy Rye, Chairman of the Deacons