On the weekend of February 18 & 19, 2012, Senior Pastor Bruce Templeton announced his retirement from FCC effective September 30, 2013. You can watch that part of his message and see the eNews that followed it here.
In his message he shared with FCC, with a unanimous approval of the Elders, that Scott Martin, senior associate pastor will succeed him as senior pastor, once approved by the membership. While this process has been in the works for more than 15 months, we realize that it is fresh news to our family here at FCC. We've created this space here on our website that will house the most up-to-date information about the transition process. Here you'll find timelines, documents and links to videos as they are made available.
It was announced on November 3 & 4, 2012 that the members of First Christian Church had overwhelmingly shown their support by affirming Scott Martin as the next Senior Pastor at FCC.
First, an introduction to the transition team. In November 2010, a team formed to begin the process of honoring Senior Pastor Bruce Templeton as he retires after 25 years of ministry and to oversee the procedures required by church bylaws to affirm Scott T. Martin as our new senior pastor. The men selected for that team are listed below:
Dan Moss, Elder, Chairman of the Elders
Kirk Chittick, Elder, Chairman of the Joint Board
Gray Farley, Elder
Dave Keiser, Elder
Brent Mishler, Elder
Brad Morton, Elder
If you have questions about the transition, please email the transition team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to send a note of encouragement or thanks to Senior Pastor Bruce Templeton, email email@example.com.
To watch the special Leadership Thoughts video from the weekend of October 13 & 14, click here.
Check out the Spring / Summer 2012 edition of Inside 1st for an interview with Bruce, Scott and Dan Moss, click here.
To watch the special Coffee with Bruce, Scott & Linda Martin from March 14, click here.
To view the special Transition Update insert published on March 10 & 11, click here.
To view Scott Martin's letter to parents of high school students, click here.
To view Bruce's announcement to the family of FCC, click here.
To see the entire weekend service from February 18 & 19, 2012, click here.