Stephen G Hatfield came with his family 28 years ago to serve as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lewisville. At the beginning of June 2021, he announced his retirement from full-time ministry. As a church, we are so grateful for the way Stephen and Marcie have loved our congregation. We have experienced loss together, rejoiced together, and served our community together. After 28 years, FBCL is truly family to the Hatfields.
In his announcement to the church, Dr. Stephen encouraged our congregation to pray for the future pastor and the transition process. Our nominating committee then spent weeks in prayer. They prayed for God’s wisdom and guidance as they selected church members for a Pastor Search Committee. On Sunday, August 1, nine committee members and two alternates were presented before the church. Our task is not an easy one, and we do not take it lightly. However, we are filled with great hope and excitement for the future of FBCL.
Over the next weeks and months, we will pray together for the wisdom of God and seek guidance where needed to fulfill our mission statement:
We will set aside any personal agendas and seek the will of God to discover the pastor that the First Baptist Church of Lewisville body of members needs (not wants) who will have a heart to serve Christ, his people, and his world.
Updates from the committee
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 – Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will do it. Pray that God would…Read More
1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be firm, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. Pray that our staff remains steadfast through this transition, trials, and everyday life. Visit https://fbclewisville.org/pastor-search/ for more updates from the Pastor…Read More
Philippians 1:3-6 – I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began…Read More
Church Family, Prayer has become the cornerstone of the Pastor Search Committee since our very first meeting. We pray when we begin a meeting and we pray when we end. We pray for each other, the pastor we seek, The Slingshot Group, the FBCL staff, and we pray for you. The…Read More