Pastor Search

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

- Psalm 90:17

This page is a place for the membership of Shandon Baptist Church and interested parties to interact with the ongoing work of the Pastor Search Team. Here, you can see who we are, get updates on our progress from the chairman, and interact with us by sending encouragement or submitting qualified candidates to be considered as Shandon Baptist’s next senior pastor.

Meet the Pastor Search Team
We, the 11 members of the Pastor Search Team, are committed to humbly seek a servant after God’s heart. We firmly believe that through consistent prayer and Bible reading, in time God will lead us to whom He has ordained already to lead this congregation.

(Front to Back and Left to Right) Julie Crowder, Corey Dickinson, Mallary Williams, Laurie Auld, Jason Rapp, Mark Fisher, Nathan Hoffman, Collin Bunch, Renee Brooks, Chairman David Duncan, John Hartley 

There are a combined 209 years of membership among us, and we represent many of Shandon’s ministries and areas of service. Each of us holds this church dear to our hearts for many different reasons.

Please know that:

  • We stand fully united in our desire to seek God’s will in this process so that, together, our church may glorify Him and be of faithful service to His Kingdom in Columbia, our state and nation, and around the world. 
  • We commit ourselves not only to listening to church members but also to being as transparent as we can throughout the search process. 
  • We love each of you and want you to know that we are taking this assignment seriously and are striving to serve both our Lord and you during this time. 


Please continue to cover this process in prayer as you have since its inception. Your prayers are felt! 

Email Notes of Prayer & Encourage for PST

Search Updates

On May 15, Chairman David Duncan let the congregation know how to communicate with the PST. There is a process in place on this webpage for members to digitally respond to a congregational survey, submit a pastoral candidate's name, or email the PST with messages of prayer and encouragement. The next drop-down menu contains links to this process and there is also a way to respond in-person via boxes located in the lobby at the church.

Congregation Forms

The Pastor Search Team is seeking God’s will in and through this process. Because we know you are an integral part of this transition that lies ahead, we humbly ask for your prayer and support during this time. Please share anything you would like us to know.
Candidate Submission FormPastor Search Congregational SurveyMessages to Pastor Search Team

If you prefer to write down your message in person, hard copy forms are available to write on and place in secure boxes located in the lobby at the church. 

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