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Executive Pastor Candidacy Details

February 28, 2021 5:00pm

Membership Vote on February 28

On February 14, Valley announced that the Executive Pastor Search Committee and the Board of Elders recommended Kevin Haskins as Valley's next Executive Pastor. Church members will vote on this important decision at the February 28 Congregational Meeting. Please click on the PDF link to learn more about Kevin, watch the introductory videos, read the nomination letter, and make plans to join us at the meeting, which will be on Zoom at 5 p.m. on February 28. We will share the Zoom link closer to the meeting date.

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Introductory Videos

Q&A: Katie Greenlaw and Kevin Haskins

From the Search Committee

The Letter of Recommendation


TO: VALLEY AVON AND VALLEY SIMSBURY
FROM: THE EXECUTIVE PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE
AND THE BOARD OF ELDERS

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)

It is with great joy and gratitude that the Executive Pastor Search Committee and the Board of Elders, including Pastor Rob, unanimously recommend Kevin Haskins as the next Executive Pastor of Valley Community Baptist Church. 

Our search process began with prayer and, seeking to advance God’s Kingdom and discern His will, we prayed over every step along the way. The Executive Pastor Search Committee and the Elders carefully reviewed the job description, keeping in mind what Valley needed in its next Executive Pastor. Next, the Search Committee posted the job in multiple places and received numerous resumes. Many applicants were invited to complete questionnaires that would help us get to know them. This was followed by interviews with several applicants, which permitted us to narrow down the pool of candidates. Through this process, it became more and more obvious that Kevin Haskins was the clear choice for Valley.

Kevin is a shepherd of shepherds; he is gifted at leading a church staff and bringing out the best in everyone around him. His strong theological foundation leads him to effective, biblical ministry strategies. His years of experience in administration give him natural skills with systems and implementation.

Kevin is committed to Valley and its future. He focuses his ministry and gifts on leading alongside the Senior Pastor and Elders to accomplish the vision and mission of the church. He is passionate about discipling pastors, teaching Scripture, and creating effective ministry systems.

Kevin is deeply grounded in his biblical faith and convictions. At the same time, he is humble, transparent, and reflective. He is a godly husband, father, and friend. Kevin Haskins fulfills all of our requirements, and we believe he is God’s choice to be our next Executive Pastor.

(Signed)

Rob O’Neal, Senior Pastor David Wittmer, Church Chairman Nancy Parent, Search Committee Chair

On behalf of:

Elder Board
Dave Wittmer (Chair), Mitch Boggan, Warren Humphrey, Daniel Jobe, Bob McPeak, Kip Mentzer, Rob O’Neal, Steve Tate, Mark Wilson.
Executive Pastor Search Committee
Nancy Parent (Chair), Mitch Boggan (Elder Representative), Katie Greenlaw, Charlotte Hacker, Brian Herrman, Mary Marlowe, Sam Moy, Rob O’Neal, Collin Sanford

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