I am excited to announce that Rev. William Gibbons has been hired as our new Pastor of Discipleship and Leadership Development and will start on July 30. Bill and his wife Nicky (residents of Henrietta) are already attending Pearce and are excited to join our ministry team and Pearce family. Pastor Bill served most recently on the staff of Northeastern Seminary, where he completed his Master’s degree in Theology and Transformational Leadership in 2016. Pastor Bill is a second-career pastor having retired from twenty years of service as a New York State Trooper.
In his role as our Pastor of Discipleship and Leadership Development, Pastor Bill will oversee the following:
- Leadership Development
- Discipleship process through Journey Groups (whether a small group or a Sunday class)
- Assimilation process to move people through the “next steps” from being first time guests to dedicated members sharing in our mission and vision
- Guest Services teams as we seek to create a welcoming experience for both our guests and Pearce family each and every weekend
In summary, Pastor Bill’s primary role is to develop leaders, teams, and systems to fulfill our vision (to look, live, and love like Jesus) and our mission (to be and make disciples of Jesus who love God and neighbor) on the west side of Rochester and beyond.
Receptions to welcome Pastor Bill and Nicky are planned for Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, following each service. Thank you for already lifting them in your prayers as they prepare to join us on this great adventure!
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