During weekend worship services of February 23 and 24, founding pastor and Lead Teacher Randy Pope announced his plans to transition from lead teacher and directional leader to a full-time position as an assistant pastor of Perimeter Church and president and CEO of Perimeter’s Life on Life discipleship ministry. Randy Pope planted the church in 1977 and has faithfully served as senior pastor for the past 42 years. The transition is scheduled for late September 2019. Randy shared that the 20-year succession planning process had yielded a “bullseye” with the unofficial candidate of Jeff Norris, current assistant directional leader and teaching team member.
An official Nominating Committee was elected on March 3 to make a formal nomination of Jeff at a congregational meeting. Once the official nomination was put before the congregation, they voted to confirm Jeff that same night.