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Statement on Pastor Monroe's Resignation

Statement on Pastor Monroe’s Resignation 

As members of the pastoral staff and congregation at Faith Baptist Church, we were saddened to hear Pastor Monroe resign as our senior pastor on Sunday night, July 10. While we are saddened to lose him as our pastor, we trust the Lord is with him and his family as they step away from Faith and pastoral ministry for a season and begin their next chapter in life.

For nearly fourteen years, Pastor Monroe led Faith Baptist in broadening its ministry and gospel outreach in the Greenville community—through the strong, passionate preaching of the Word and programs like Freedom That Lasts—while also strategically expanding our missions impact around the globe. Additionally, he led the congregation through two building projects and the unknown impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pastor Monroe came to his decision at the end of a sixty-day sabbatical. It was during the sabbatical that he concluded that stepping away from Faith Baptist and pastoral ministry for a season was God’s will for him and his family. Even wonderful pastors like ours, who are faithful in their preaching, faithful to their wives, and faithful in financial stewardship, need time to refresh. While we will miss him and his family dearly, we look forward to seeing how God will continue to work in and through them.

As announced Sunday, July 10, we will be appointing an interim pastor. Deacons elections will be held soon. Following their installation service, the deacons will appoint a pastoral search committee late this summer.

We would covet the prayers of God’s people that God would lead the right man to FBC Taylors. As we prepare to call a new pastor, the congregation remains resolute in its commitment to Scripture and our core values, as well as our passion for God, our compassion for others, and our desire to serve both.

The Pastoral Staff of Faith Baptist Church of Taylors