LFBC Associate Pastor Candidate

Candidate Weekend

Associate Pastor of Community Outreach & NextGen

Saturday Nov. 11 - Sunday Nov. 12th

Dear Living Faith family,

We are excited to announce that the Search Team and the Deacons are unanimously recommending a candidate to the church for the Associate Pastor of Community Outreach and NextGen, Kevin Gollihue.  We have made this announcement during the last two Sunday services. With this mailing, we are encouraging you to participate in these events leading up to the church considering a call for an Associate Pastor.


This recommendation follows a concentrated search process, especially over the last 4 months. Kevin was interviewed by the Pastor, the Search Team twice (by video and in-person with his wife), and most recently by the full Deacon Board in-person. We have conducted a full background check and checked his references.  On the reverse side of a letter sent by mail (see below*) there is biographical information about Kevin and his wife Teresa. We are making plans to bring them to the church on the weekend of November 11-12 for an opportunity for the whole church to get to know him and hear him preach.  

Here is the schedule of events we are planning:

  •  SAT. NOV. 11th - 5:00pm – Ministry leaders + spouses Dinner (sandwiches and salad) at church downstairs.
  • SAT. NOV. 11th - 6:30pm – Dessert Social in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs) for everyone (for all members and attenders).  There will be a time for fellowship and for Kevin to share about himself and answer your questions.
  • SUN. NOV. 12th - 10:30am – At our Morning Worship Service, Kevin will be preaching God’s Word for our church family.
  • SUN. NOV. 12th - 11:45am – After worship, we will be having a Church Brunch (for all members and attenders) to continue in fellowship with Kevin and Teresa.
  • SUN. NOV. 12th - 12:30pm – After brunch, we will commence a Special Church Business Meeting to consider a calling for Kevin.  Active members will be asked to vote (in-person or virtual via www.gotomeet.me/lfbcnj).  To ensure a quorum, please complete a business meeting insert or call/email the church office.

Please be in prayer about our church and this ministry opportunity.  Please let me or a Deacon know of any questions or feedback you may have. 

In Christ, Alex Perednia, Lead Pastor

  (the full letter mailed to our church family, including a bio of Kevin is accessible here)