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Official Announcement

I am very pleased to let you all know that the Board has hired the Rev. Dr. Dedrick Minor to be the Transitional Minister for First Christian Church Baton Rouge (Disciples of Christ).

The position of Transitional Minister is similar to that of Interim Minister in that the Search and Call Committee will continue the job of seeking our next Senior Minister during his tenure. However, as Transitional Minister, Dedrick will be able to be considered as a candidate for the position of Senior Minister even as he works with us to prepare our congregation for what comes next.

As many of you are already aware, Dedrick does have a full-time job that he loves, serving as a chaplain at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, so this will be a slightly different arrangement in that he will be serving as a part-time or bi-vocational minister for First Christian Church. This is something that we have prayerfully considered and believe to be the right decision for us as a congregation at this time. We trust God’s guidance and believe He has a bright and blessed future in store for us.

We will continue to share more information as it becomes available, such as office hours that he will be keeping, but we wanted to go ahead and share this joyful news with you. Dedrick will officially start on January 1, 2022, and we hope that everyone will make him feel welcome both as our new minister and as an integral part of our church family.

Peace and love,
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Pam Jones, Board Chair
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