Call Process Update

Pastor David Brighton Called to be New Senior Pastor

On Sunday, October 8, The Voters Assembly voted unanimously to call Pastor David Brighton of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Warner Robins, GA to be our new senior pastor.

 Pastor Brighton graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1982. He served two other congregations before he was called to serve as the sole pastor of Mount Calvary in 1999. His congregation is similar in size and church attendance to Timothy. He has a Director of Christian Outreach, part-time directors of Music and Children’s Ministry, two SMP vicars and a retired chaplain who helps serve the Karenni (Burmese) immigrant community. Mount Calvary does not have a school, but does run an after-school tutoring program.

The Call Committee unanimously recommended that the congregation call Pastor Brighton for a variety of reasons:

Relational approach to ministry

Achieves congregational consensus before moving forward with new initiatives, focusing on Connecting People to Jesus

Traditional and contemporary worship experience

Preaching style that speaks to a range of listeners

Experience with New Americans (Karenni fellowship worships separately but also together with traditional congregation)

Very energetic, plans to continue in fulltime ministry for 8-10 years

We have invited Pastor Brighton and his wife to visit Timothy in the next few weeks. More information about that visit, which may not happen until early November, will be provided as soon as possible. At this time, please pray for Pastor Brighton, Timothy and Mount Calvary.