A Message to the Pioneer Drive Church Family

from the Personnel Committee

PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE ELECTION:  SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2019 

in all Morning Worship Services. 


Having received in writing Brother Stan’s intention to retire the last Sunday of August 30th, 2020, the Personnel Committee, in cooperation with the Committee on Committees, and with the unanimous approval of the Deacon body, wishes to move forward with the selection of a Pastor Search Committee within four weeks, as directed by the church bylaws. On Sunday, June 2nd, during each of the morning worship times, each church member will have the opportunity to submit up to 9 names of members age 18 or over. Prayerfully consider how your submissions might represent our Church Body: all age groups, genders, and facets of ministry at Pioneer Drive. 


A list of current church members is available below. Print copies are available in the Church Office as well as in each Sunday School box. Absentee Ballots can be picked up in the Church Office beginning May 5th, 2019, and must be signed and submitted to that same location no later than noon, Friday, May 31st, 2019. 


Who is a church member?

The following is a summary of Pioneer Drive Bylaws Article II “Membership,” Section 2 “Qualifications”: Each church member has been accepted by congregational vote as “…[P]ersons who confess Jesus Christ to be their Lord and Savior and who have been received…” 1) by profession of faith and as candidate for baptism; 2) by letter from another Baptist church; 3) or, if records are unavailable, by statement from another Baptist church or another denomination of “like faith and… baptized by immersion… [S]uch persons received shall be members of the church, fully qualified to act and vote in the transactions of the church and fully obligated to discharge the duties of the membership.”


Prayerfully seeking Christ’s guidance through this process,

Your Personnel Committee


Church Membership Eligible for Pastor Search Committee