Pastor Search

Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Sarasota Baptist was blessed for almost 25 years to have Dr. Mike Landry as our Lead Pastor. With his retirement, we began the journey to follow God's will in calling a new Lead Pastor. The first step of this journey was to call the church to 60 days of prayer.

The next step was to choose the Lead Pastor Search Committee, which was done on November 28th.  

The Committee  continues to meet in person and is working daily.  They have assigned specific roles, and agreed on the process, the commitment to confidentiality and other details. As of May 8, 2022, they have completed the review of resumes and letters of recommendation, listened to many sermons and worship services and completed initial interviews.  For those candidates now being further considered, they have scheduled detail in-person interviews with them, their wives and a time to visit their churches.

The Committee's desire is to go as fast as God leads. They will periodically provide a general update to the congregation during Sunday morning services and on this webpage.

Throughout the process, the church is continuing to operate and seek guidance from the Holy Spirit and wise counsel.

Thank you for your faithfulness in continuing to pray for the man and his family being called by God, the Search Committee, Deacons, Staff and the Church Body, and for your commitment to the growth and ministry of Sarasota Baptist Church. For those that are able, please consider fasting and praying with us.

Below is a link to some frequently asked questions about the Lead Pastor selection process and the operation of the church during this period.
If you have an additional question, please click on the link below and a member of the leadership team will get back to you.
If you would like to confidentially submit a resume to the search committee, please click on the link below.
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