Church Resources

The Gospel Fellowship Association Interim Pastor Ministry is a program using pastors who are at the age where they are ready to step away from the burdens of the senior pastorate but still have a great deal of ministry left in them. This ministry is intended to provide a service to churches that are between pastors and would like experienced pastoral stability during the time they are seeking God’s permanent man. The interim pastor is more than simply a pulpit supply. He functions in a pastoral capacity but should not be considered as a pastoral candidate by the church.

Men and churches who are interested in this program may contact Dr. Marsh Fant, Director of Church Consulting and Strategic Planning, at (803) 517-3701 or

 Printed Resources

In Search of God’s Man: A Help for Pulpit CommitteesDouglas E. Devore
142-page guide published in 2002 by Bob Jones University Press in Greenville , SC.

 The Right Pastor:Seeking God’s Man for Your ChurchWesley E. Johnson
112-page workbook filled with helpful advice, charts, and sample forms. Published by Regular Baptist Press and designed for use by fundamental Baptist churches.

 The Compensation Handbook for Church Staff
Produced annually by Christian Ministry Resources in Matthews, NC, this excellent resource provides results of extensive national surveys of ministry compensation in all church staff positions and explains compensation planning in depth.