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Mt. Zion To Present Candidate For Senior Pastor To The Congregation This Weekend

After an extensive nationwide search over the past two years, the pastoral search committee of Mt. Zion Baptist Church will presentation of their choice for the Senior Pastor candidate to the congregation this Friday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. During the presentation, which will be held via Zoom, the committee will present the candidate’s background, education, pastoral and community experience.

“We are excited to introduce you to the candidate, who is a God-fearing and loving servant,” read a statement from the pastoral search committee. “We are confident that you will welcome the next shepherd of Mount Zion Baptist Church just as enthusiastically as we do. His knowledge of this historic church, as well as those who have led Mount Zion, including the late Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney, speaks to the passion that he shares with this church.”

“When you hear of the candidate’s background, experiences and passion, you will understand just how God works in the midst of a storm,” the statement continued. “He said that He didn’t bring us this far to leave us, and to have faith. Even a small faith is enough, as long as it is faith in the great God.”

The pastoral search committee believes that the candidate is the “right pastor for MZB” and they are inviting members of the congregation to join them for a series of events to introduce the candidate to the congregations, the events are as follows:

• Friday, April 29, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. – Presentation on the candidate for senior pastor’s background, education, pastoral and community experience in a Zoom meeting led by the pastoral search committee.

• Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. – The pastoral search committee will introduce candidate to the congregation during an in-person meeting to be held in the church sanctuary located at 1634 19th Avenue in Seattle.

• Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. – Zoom meeting with homebound members.

• Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. – Introductory sermon by the candidate delivered during the in-person and live streaming services at Mount Zion.

• Monday, May 2, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. – The pastoral search committee will call a special meeting to hold a congregational vote. Voting will be held in-person. For those who are not able to come for the in-person meeting, votes can be made via email from 6:30pm – midnight.

For information on how to vote by email or for zoom links, please contact the church at (206) 322-6500.

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