Members of Vision Baptist Church,
On Thursday, June 17th, 2021, Pastor Gardner announced his intentions to retire as Lead Pastor to pursue full time the recruiting and training of missionaries as the President of Vision Baptist Mission and the Our Generation Training Center. We are grateful for his leadership over the past 15 years and we are excited about the new work God has called him to at this time.
Pastor Gardner, along with the Deacons of Vision Baptist Church, would like to present Pastor Trent Cornwell as a candidate for the new Lead Pastor of Vision Baptist Church. Pastor Cornwell has been a part of Pastor Gardner’s ministry since 2003, and helped to start Vision Baptist Church in 2006 as a part of the Church Staff. He began serving as Associate Pastor in 2016, filling many vital roles and ministering to many in our church and community during that time. We believe that God has a special calling for Pastor Cornwell to lead our church and we believe God has equipped him with special talents and abilities for the role. We also believe Pastor Cornwell to be a man of integrity who will follow God and His Word, and will encourage our church to do the same.
The Church Constitution and Bylaws require a vote by at least 10% of Church membership in order to install a new pastor. As such, this vote will be held the morning of Sunday, July 18th, immediately following the morning service. The vote is open to current members of Vision Baptist Church only, and will take place by anonymous ballot. We invite all who are able to come and be a part of this exciting time of transition in our church.
We thank you for your time and prayers.
The Deacons of Vision Baptist Church