August 2019

This is a check list of the process in finding a new pastor.  We will provide this as a way to keep you  informed about where we are and what needs to be done next.


July 2017  Bridge interim is hired and search for an interim begins.

November 2017 Interim minister is hired and begins work.

March 2018 Mission Study Review Committee is appointed and begins their work. 

July 2018  Mission Study report approved by Session.

September 2018  Updated Mission Study is approved by Presbytery.

September 2018  Pastor Nominating Committee is elected by congregation.

November 2018    Ministry Information Form is circulated and search begins.

July 2019    Candidate is found, and approved by Presbytery COM.

July 21, 2019    Congregation votes on candidate.  

_____September 1, 2019    The Rev. Matthew K. Baker will begin employment as Head Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Rocky Mount


Dear All,

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you for the thoughts, prayers, cards, and gifts given during my recovery. You continue to be a generous and caring congregation. If you offer the same kind of support to your next minister, I believe that it will be a blessed relationship for many years. Thank you again for allowing me to serve you as your interim minister.

Yours In Christ,

Rev. Dr. Scott V. Solether