Sunday we welcome Chip Riggs to WFBC as our candidate for Executive Pastor.
As Executive Pastor, Chip would assist me and our church by being responsible for the overall leadership and direction of our staff and lead all functional areas of ministry in the accomplishment of the church's mission. This role will free me to give more focused time to prayer, preaching and pastoral ministry to our church family and community.
Chip has served in vocational ministry for more than 20 years. He served at First Baptist Woodstock as their Missions pastor for almost 15 years, at Hope Church in Las Vegas as their Missions and Administrative Pastor for 5 years and has also worked for 2 years with In-Rhythm Consulting helping churches across the nation with ministry planning and administrative needs.
As Missions Pastor at FBC Woodstock, he began their international Missions ministry overseeing a budget of $3 million, leading a staff of 13 and forming ministry partners in 20 countries, participating in 51 new church plants. Chip is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Building Science degree and has worked in the field of Construction Management for new church facilities.
Chip has been married to Allison for 25 years. Allison is a graduate of UGA and works as a flight attendant with Delta. The Riggs have two married sons, Zach and Daniel. Zach served our church as a Children's ministry intern while getting his degree at UGA. Chip grew up in south Georgia and trusted Christ at age 7. He answered the call to vocational ministry in 1991. In his own words his "passion is to see the church mobilized to fulfill the Great Commission, making disciples among the nations."
Please attend our church conference Sunday night at 5pm for the purpose of voting for Chip to serve in the role of Executive Pastor.
Thank you for praying, inviting, attending and serving this past Easter weekend. We celebrated Jesus being alive and us being alive with him. We celebrated with more than 2000 in attendance, baptized 11 and had others indicate new faith in Christ. It was a glorious day.
This Sunday we begin a new sermon series called The Other Brother. This is a study of the life and letter of Jude. Jesus was the first born in his family. But he eventually had brothers. Most know that he had a brother named James. He also had another brother--Jude. What does a man say about his brother, who happens to be Jesus? Well, he was a brother of few words! In fact, the letter Jude in the New Testament only has 25 verses. They are power packed words with a special emphasis on us being willing to contend for our faith. PRAY for Sunday and take time to read Jude before you arrive.
I love you!