Pastor Search Committee’s Mission/Vision:

The Pastor Search Committee at Cary FBC is committed to prayerfully and strategically calling a discipleship-minded Senior Pastor who will commit to lead our church body in worshipping the Lord, growing in faith, and serving our community to reach the world for Jesus Christ.

Pastor Search Committee Theme:

God’s Will, God’s Way, God’s Time

Pastor Search Committee Members / Roles / Liaison Information:

Terry Edmondson Co-Chairperson Personnel Committee and Seniors
Sharon Jackson Co-Chairperson Church Body and Sunday School
Jill Crawford Primary Communications Budget and Finance Committee
Carol Tate Administrator Deacons
Winn Henderson Point for Applications and Communications with Applicants Church Staff and Preschool/Children
Cody Ellington Research/Recruiter and Candidate Contact Youth and College
Deborah Chapman Hospitality Coordinator and Prime Contact Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Building and Grounds Committee

Estimated Time-line of the Pastor Search Committee:
It takes a church an average of 18-24 months to find a Pastor (from “The Search” by William Vanderbloemen). It is our goal to complete the search as quickly and as accurately as God’s plan allows. Creating an estimate for milestone completion is important in this process. Below is a list of key milestones and time-frame estimates for the first couple of months. This time-line will be updated in the future.


  • Determine roles of committee members
  • Work on a web page for communications to the church body
  • Work on a survey for the church body
  • Determine budget needs for the Committee to function


  • Implement web site for communications to the church body
  • Begin formally advertising the pastor opening
  • Administer survey to church body
  • Analyze results of survey

October and beyond (time frame to be determined):

  • Analyzing survey results
  • Receiving and reviewing resumes

Applications and Resumes for the Pastor Position:
All applications and resumes for the pastor position at Cary FBC can be sent to one of the following two locations:

1. P.O. Box:

ATTN: Cary FBC Pastor Search Committee
P.O. Box 6004
Cary NC, 27519-6004

2. The following email address:

A Note on Confidentiality:
Please note that while the Pastor Search Committee understands the importance of communications and updates to the Church Body, the Committee must also balance the confidentiality of both work done by the Committee and the candidates themselves. The Pastor Search Committee will provide updates and as much information as possible on a routine basis.