Pastor Search

The First Baptist Church of Erwin formed our Pastor Search Committee in June 2018 following the retirement of our previous pastor.  The Pastor Search Committee, recognizing the significance of the task bestowed upon them by our brothers and sisters, seeks to provide transparency and a spirit of open communication with our Church family.  This website will serve as a platform for us to update the Church on our progress.


Throughout the coming months, we ask that the Church continue to pray for guidance, wisdom, and unity while seeking the one whom God is already raising up to be our next Pastor.  It is our sincere promise to keep the Holy Spirit as our guide and Christ as the center of our search process.  Please pray that the true needs of our congregation and our greater community will be discovered as we seek the Lord's will about His plans for First Baptist Church.

The members of the Senior Pastor Search Committee are:


Logan Engle, Chairwoman

Lynn Erwin (in memoriam)

Paul Farnor

Terry Olson, Secretary
Rob Stromberg


First Baptist Church of Erwin, an historic downtown church approaching our bicentennial, seeks a full-time senior pastor to lead our church into a new chapter in our history. Erwin is a small city of 6,000 nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and conveniently located between Asheville, NC and Johnson City, TN. FBC is a welcoming congregation with a commitment to serving our community through local missions and outreach and the fulfillment of Christian education from birth to adulthood. We are a Baptist congregation that affirms the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. We desire a pastor who has a heart for pastoral ministry, seeing this ministry as a key aspect of church growth and retention. The pastor should be an avid student of God’s word and present it in a way that challenges our congregation.


Preference will be given to candidates that hold an accredited seminary or divinity school degree and possess five to ten years of experience. Compensation commensurate with education and experience.


The First Baptist Church prepared a profile to assist the understanding of those persons interested in the position of Senior Pastor.  The Church Profile includes insight into community and church demographics as well as budgetary, historical, ministry, cultural, and contextual information.

Telephone 423/743-9156

Main at Love, Erwin, Tennessee

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