Beginning last March, a group of 8 people from FCF joined together to begin searching for FCF’s next senior pastor as our current pastor, Steve Cole, plans to retire after 26 years of faithful service.
Over 60 men applied for the position. Hours were spent listening to sermons, reading resumes, occasionally interviewing via video conferencing, and one on-site visit. Amazingly, the 8 people came to a unanimous agreement to recommend Dave Berry.
Upon the search committee’s recommendation Dave and his family were invited to come spend time with us and preach from the pulpit. We had a wonderful 10 days getting to know Dave and his beautiful family. Following the visit, the nominating committee made up of Elders and Deacons also unanimously voted to call Dave to be our next pastor.
Dave has recently been serving at Gresham Bible Church in Gresham, OR. We are excited to have Dave and his family with us sometime in October!