Pastor Search

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.

Videos From Our Pastor Search Committee

Prayer Guide

April Prayer Guide

Sunday, April 10, was an exciting day for our committee. After months of laying the groundwork, we received the names of six pastoral candidates. Now begins the real work - connecting, interviewing, and praying. As we begin this next phase, we ask that you continue to pray for wisdom and discernment - both for our committee and the pastors we are speaking with.

Updates from the committee

April PSC Prayer Guide – Week 4

April 25, 2022

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth and making it produce and sprout, and providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so My word be which goes out of My mouth; it will not return…

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April PSC Prayer Guide – Week 3

April 18, 2022

How sweet are Your words to my taste!Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! – Psalm 119:103 Pray that our new pastor would have a deep love for the Word of God.

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April PSC Prayer Guide – Week 2

April 12, 2022

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. – Deuteronomy 6:5 Pray that our new pastor would be filled with the Holy Spirit. That his love and trust in the Lord would pour out into our church…

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April PSC Prayer Guide

April 12, 2022

DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE GUIDE HERE! Sunday, April 10, was an exciting day for our committee. After months of laying the groundwork, we received the names of six pastoral candidates.  Now begins the real work – connecting, interviewing, and praying. As we begin this next phase we ask that you continue to…

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March PSC Prayer Guide – Week 4

March 28, 2022

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.  We are all so excited and ready for our next pastor. Pray that God will fill our team with peace and…

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