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A message from your Pastor Search Committee

Thank you for taking the time to visit our pastor search page. We, as a Pastor Search Committee, believe that this is a time of great importance in our church’s history. We have been given the opportunity to seek God’s face and ask for His wisdom in determining whom He has called to be the next senior pastor of Morningside Baptist Church (MBC). 

We believe that this should be a time of great excitement and enthusiasm for our church, and we know that we are in need of great spiritual discernment through this process. The Pastor Search Committee earnestly requests your involvement in the process of calling a new senior pastor to Morningside Baptist Church by partnering with us in prayer for the committee, the man God is calling to MBC, and the church as a whole.

Pastor Search Committee Cross.Small.NoTitleSincerely, The Pastor Search Committee:

Mike Babb, Chairman

Debbie Ball, Survey Coordinator

Alecia Cravey, Corresponding Secretary

Wesley Lambertus, Communications Coordinator

Dewey McCabe, Vice Chairman

Suzi Miller, Social Coordinator

Jim Money, Prayer Coordinator

Sam Simmons, Recording Secretary

Mike Ussery, Packet Coordinator



To the Congregation of Morningside Baptist Church


Prayer is the most important aspect of searching for our next senior pastor.  There are three areas that need a great deal of focused prayer: 1) Congregation, 2) Pastor Search Committee, and 3) Future Pastor.  As you set aside time to pray, take a moment to read through the Scriptures provided and meditate on the truths found in them before incorporating those ideas into your prayer time.  We believe that God provides wisdom and guidance as we commune regularly with Him, and we ask that you take the opportunity to pray for and with us through this process.  You are encouraged to pray through this guide until God unmistakably provides the church with the pastor He has chosen to lead His people.

40 Days of Prayer 40 Day Prayer Guide

 The Pastor Search Committee invites the members of Morningside Baptist Church to submit recommendations for the leadership of our church.  You may forward to us resumes or contact information for individuals that you believe that God has brought to your attention.  Information may be sent by email to or by post to Pastor Search Committee, Morningside Baptist Church, 6065 Morningside Drive, Columbus, 31909.  Be assured that any information you provide will be kept in strictest confidence. 

Click Here Arrow A candidate referral form is available for your use.

As a team, we thank you for your confidence in the Pastor Search Committee.  We look forward to serving Morningside Baptist Church in this capacity and humbly ask for your prayers as we move forward.  We are seeking God in this process and the man He has for us.

Morningside Updates:

June 18, 2018: 

Just a few weeks ago, the members of MBC confirmed the Elder’s appointment of a very important committee that will play an integral role in the history of our church. We are glad to report that God is preparing your Pastor Search Committee (PSC) to seek His choice for His church, and in His time. We have completed our training, elected and appointed officers, planning our meeting schedule and a day long working retreat, and are participating in a 31-day prayer guide.

God is preparing us with the understanding that human knowledge and judgment are inadequate for this task and that we must to listen to His wise counsel through the Holy Spirit. 

We are preparing a 40-day congregational prayer guide that we will provide to you in July. Until that time, we ask that as you pray for your PSC and its individual members, pray for patience, faithfulness, and strength, always trusting Him to hear us and sustain us as we follow His guiding hand.

The PSC has also set up an email account so that you will be able to contact the committee with suggestions, comments or resumes of potential candidates.  Send the information to


July 9, 2018:

Greetings from the Pastor Search Committee (PSC),
Prior to meeting alone as a group for the first time, the PSC began laying the foundation for the search for the next senior pastor. The PSC acknowledged that for the foundation to be solid, it needed to be built upon The Cornerstone – Jesus Christ. For thirty-one days prior to meeting, the PSC read specific Scripture and prayed after meditating on each Scripture.

As a result, when we met, it was joyful and very productive. We now ask that every one of you join us in meditating on specific Scripture and to pray. The PSC has provided a 40 Day Pastor Search Prayer Guide, which offers forty days worth of selected verses from the Bible as well as prayer points. The more of us that join in with this commitment, the more solid the foundation will be in the search. Therefore, the PSC encourages you to not only read the verses but to mediate on them, and then to pray earnestly, diligently, and without ceasing. For those of you who were not here Sunday, please know that the Prayer Guides are available in the gathering room and on line at

The PSC believes the more we pray and read from God’s Word, the closer to God’s Will we will be, and the closer to unity under Christ we will be!

Wesley Lambertus, Communications Coordinator
and Your Pastor Search Committee


August 5, 2018:

Pastor Search Survey

The Pastor Search Committee (PSC) is excited to announce that a survey will be distributed – in printed form as well as online – to church members within the next few weeks. 

The survey seeks information from three categories:

  • Each Member Individually
  • The Church Collectively
  • What Each Member Looks for in the Next Pastor.

The purpose of the survey is for its findings to aid the PSC, as well as the new pastor, to know God’s will for Morningside and thereby make informed decisions. 

In the next few weeks, prior to taking the survey, please pray that we all seek God.  Pray also that we submit to Jesus’ sovereignty as head of the church.  As such, we will feel His presence as we each take the survey.  As Jimmy Blanton reminded us in his last sermon, God’s desire is to do marvelous things, but the key is we each need to call upon Him,
and prayer is that engine.


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Submission of Information 

If you would like to submit your resume for the opening of Senior Pastor at Morningside Baptist Church, you may do so by emailing,

If you prefer, you can mail your resume to:

Pastor Search Committee
Morningside Baptist Church
6065 Morningside Baptist Church
Columbus, GA  31909

All information submitted is confidential.


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