During weekend worship services of February 23 and 24, 2019, 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 faithfully served as senior pastor for 42 years. Randy shared that the 20-year succession planning process had yielded a “bullseye” with Jeff Norris. Jeff was installed as senior pastor on Sunday, September 22, 2019.
An official Nominating Committee was elected during a congregational meeting on March 3, 2019 and made a formal nomination of Jeff as the succeeding pastor to Randy Pope. Once the official nomination was put before the congregation, they voted to confirm Jeff that same night.