With a vote of
Mission Hills is excited to announce
Craig Smith as our new Senior Pastor.
He will begin his role on September 10, 2016.
Last weekend, our congregation voted and welcome Craig Smith to become our next senior pastor. In response, Craig has written an encouraging letter to our church about what’s next. Read it here by clicking below.
SEARCHING FOR OUR DAVID
“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
with skillful hands he led them.”
From the beginning of our search process, we felt like God impressed on our hearts that we were looking for our “David.” As a result, our team was really focused on looking for a candidate with a shepherd’s heart—a man of integrity and skills to lead people.
Craig has faithfully served in various capacities at Ridgeline Community Church for over twenty years—sometimes in the background and frequently from the pulpit, most recently as their lead pastor. He has taught theologians and, at the same time, has keynoted and connected with students at
Mission Hills Winter Camp numerous times. When interviewing him, we could sense his humility, integrity, and his skill to lead and shepherd well. We literally had to process hundreds of candidates from all around the country to find our David out tending his flock just fifteen miles down the road.
The Senior Pastor Search Team and the Elders are pleased to announce that they are unanimously and enthusiastically recommending that Dr. Craig Smith be the next senior pastor of Mission Hills Church.