Episode 60: The Preacher and the Search Committee

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Frank Page joins me in a discussion on the preacher and the search committee. Dr. Page serves as president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee. He has previously served in pastoral ministry for 35 years.

Guest(s): Frank Page


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • What led Dr. Page to write his new book Looking for a New Pastor: 10 Questions Every Church Should Ask
  • Common pitfalls churches make concerning search committees
  • How accurately or inaccurately a church committee can reflect the rest of the local church
  • Common expectations of both the pastor and the search committee
  • How search committees should process a preacher’s past pastorates
  • The importance of honesty concerning the pastor before a search committee
  • How the search committee should sense if a pastor is ready for their particular local church
  • Questions pastors should ask search committees


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