BSK alumnus, Rev. Jeremy Shoulta, has recently accepted the call to be the next Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Gainesville, GA. This call came at a unique time for the church and for our world as a whole during the COVID-19 pandemic. After being introduced to the congregation through a video, Jeremy preached to a nearly empty sanctuary via live streaming for the congregation to see. The congregational vote was done online/over the phone. Nurturing Faith wrote an article on Jeremy’s experience. The article reads,
“Following the overwhelming affirmative votes, Jeremy will begin as pastor in Gainesville on April 19 — though uncertainty remains as to when the pews will fill again.
One may wonder what church members of the near and distant past would have thought of someday calling a pastor they had never met or heard personally. But strange times call for innovation and adaptation — even when it comes to the spiritual discernment of calling new pastoral leadership.”
Click here to learn more about Jeremy’s experience with FBC Gainesville.