Pulpit Committee:

Selection of pulpit committee: (Amended 8/1995)

The pulpit committee shall be selected by secret ballot during a Sunday Morning Worship Service. This election is to be announced one week prior to the vote.

The pulpit committee shall be composed of 4 members. Church members may nominate up to four persons on this ballot.

The 4 persons receiving the highest number of votes and willing to serve shall be the pulpit committee, providing they have received a majority of at least 51% of the total votes cast.

If, on the first vote, we do not select 4 with over 51% of the vote, a second voting by secret ballot will be taken. This ballot will consist of names from the first ballot who are willing to serve but did not receive the 51% vote needed. This ballot will consist of two more names than the number of vacancies remaining from the first ballot. (Example: If one person is selected by the first balloting, 5 names will be presented, etc.) These names will be presented in the order of those receiving the highest number of votes and willing to serve. Those receiving the highest number of votes from this balloting will fill the remaining vacancies on this committee.

Duties of the Pulpit Committee:

  1. To seek out and recommend one for the office of Pastor.
    1. The recommended shall be an ordained Southern Baptist
    2. He shall be in sympathy with the Cooperative Program and general objectives (of the church)
  1. The pulpit committee shall agree on the candidate for pastor
  2. Only one person at a time shall be presented to the church for their consideration as Pastor
  3. The election (vote to call) shall be by secret ballot and an affirmative vote of 3/4) three fourths is needed in order to extend the call. The deacons, along with the pulpit committee, will count the votes.
  4. The pulpit committee is to inform the church and the person being voted on of the results of the vote.

The following is not part of written policy but according to minutes and discussion with previous pulpit committee members has been practice.

  1. The deacons have the responsibility of finding a pulpit supply for each Sunday until a pulpit committee is formed.
  2. The pulpit committee has the responsibility of finding a pulpit supply for each Sunday until a pastor is called and on the field. This pulpit supply is usually an Interim. If an Interim is selected, that person is presented to the church for a vote to be called as interim. If the interim is unable to be present on a given Sunday, the pulpit committee remains responsible for filling the pulpit in his absence.