We appreciate your prayers as we search for our next lead pastor for Emmanuel Faith Community Church. (Scroll down for an interview with Pastor Dennis Keating about what's next for him.)

Below are some answers to some frequently asked questions:

WHY? Pastor Dennis has served EFCC for 40 years and is looking forward to having time for his other interests: family (especially grandkids!), speaking, teaching, traveling. That’s why EFCC is seeking a new Lead Pastor as its leader/shepherd. It will only be our fifth lead pastor in 80 years!

WHEN? We are trusting in the Lord and hoping to have the transition in summer time. Also, we have initial plans for a celebration event for Pastor Dennis and Marsha in early autumn.

HOW? We have engaged the help of an executive pastor search committee that will receive all the initial applications and send those who fit our criteria to our Pastor Search Committee of the Board of Elders. Once the Search Committee and Elders feel confident that a candidate fits God's calling for EFCC there will be a public Sunday service appearance. Then church members will vote on inviting that candidate to be our Lead Pastor. 

WHO? Please pray for God's protection, unity, wisdom and clarity for each person on our Pastor Search Committee: Jaisen Fuson (Committee Chair), Werner Jacobsen (ex-officio), Kalani Jones, Steve Nelson, Anna Nielsen, Francie Overstreet, Tara Quicke, Zack Swinscoe, Jemima Tapia, Todd Willer, and Jason Wright.

CONTACT: If you have questions or comments, you may email pastorsearch@efcc.org.