From the Elders

Elder Update

June Elder Board update

So far this month the Elder board has met twice. June 7th was the first meeting this month, as a special meeting with Debbie Kenny, Laurie Buist, and Andy Miller. Debbie and Laurie have worked together for countless hours to revise the protection policy for the Church. Their focus and end goal was to address and implement changes that were in need of taking place in the protection policy in order to make it a stronger document.

The Elder board unanimously supported and approved these changes to be implemented effective immediately.

Andy met with the Elder board afterwards to discuss his plans for ministry for this fall. He has some exciting plans that he presented to us. More to follow soon.

The Worship and Arts committee has a nominee that they wanted to present to the Elder board for further consideration. The committee was in 100% approval with this person after they held a Skype interview. The Elders have decided to fly him and his wife up for further consideration. A Church member has previously worked with this person in the past. (See the back of this flier for the schedule.)

The next meeting for the Elder board is on the 28th. We will be having more discussion about the people that have submitted resumes for the Senior Pastor position. Pastor Kenny has speakers lined up through August 20th. The next time you see or talk to Pastor Kenny, give him a hug or a handshake for all that he has been doing to keep the Church being a Church.

It may appear on the outside as though the Church is having some challenges, but we are truly Blessed to have the staff and volunteers that we do.

Exercise the grace of God, while waiting on His timing for our next Senior pastor.

From the Elders and the Worship and Arts Committee:

The Worship and Arts Committee has interviewed Stanley D. McGuire via a Skype interview and the committee was in 100% approval of him. This nominee was presented to the Elders and the Elders have decided to fly Stan and his wife up for further consideration as the Worship and Arts Director. Unfortunately, Jenni, Stan’s wife, is unable to travel with him due to work responsibilities. Stan will be at Lazy Mountain Bible Church June 30th-July 2nd.

Schedule of events:

Saturday, July 1st:

  • Stan will be meeting with the members of the worship teams and the Worship and Arts committee.
  • The weekly worship team rehearsal will be held and will be led by Stan.

Sunday, July 2nd:

  • Stan will be leading the musical worship during the Sunday worship services.
  • After the 11:00 a.m. worship service, there will be a potluck for all who are interested in meeting and visiting with Stan. Please bring food to share.
  • Following the meal, there will be a time for Stan to share and to entertain questions. Questions will be accepted and presented by a designated moderator for Stan to answer.
  • The Elders and Staff will meet with Stan at approximately 2:30 p.m. for an opportunity to entertain additional questions.
  • When it has been determined that all questions have been sufficiently answered, Stan and the staff will be dismissed. The Elder Board will be called to order for a time of prayer and discussion, with a goal of ending the meeting with a vote to determine if Stan should be hired for the position of Worship and Arts Director.


The May Elder Update

The elders set aside the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month to meet.  Some months, like last month, we had one extra meeting.  In June we are planning to have three meetings also.

The elders continue to pursue the men that have submitted their resumes for the Senior Pastor position.  There are five men who have sent us their information a few months ago that we have been looking at and contacting. Plus, we have just received two new resumes from some other men a few days ago that we are looking at closely.

Pray for us as we continue to seek the Lord and continue to narrow down the candidates to just a few, and then the one.

The Worship and Arts Search committee, (Glenn Moyer-chairman, Bev Earley-secretary, Kyle DeWinter, Ruth Cunningham, Andy Miller and Frankie Emrick) have met twelve times and interviewed three candidates.  It was felt by the committee that two of the candidates did not meet the qualifications. The third candidate was interviewed in depth; he was very qualified, but has since changed his mind about the position and asked that his name be removed.

The Worship and Arts Committee has just received a resume from a new candidate and also a name of another person has come to their attention.

Please pray for these two committees.

Remember the 1st and 15th of each month to fast as much as you can in some area of your life and pray for the needs of Lazy Mountain Bible Church.

In service for the Lord,

Your Elders

The April Elder Update

The Elders and Staff of LMBC will be meeting together on Wednesday, April 26th. The purpose will be to discuss and begin to form a Vision plan concerning the strategic direction for our Church. Please pray for this meeting.


The Worship Director Search Committee has received several resumes and completed a number of interviews with people interested in this ministry position. The committee has also reported the results of the interviews to the Elders for their consideration.


The Elders have received a significant number of resumes for the Senior Pastor position. They have been evaluated to focus on those we feel are best qualified for our church. These men have been contacted personally or by phone to further the selection process. The next step will be for the Elders to futher interview those best qualified to serve as our Shepherd.


Senior Pastor for Preaching, Outreach and Leadership

Lazy Mountain Bible Church is seeking a man of God who loves Jesus, loves people and loves to draw the two together using his skills of preaching, outreach and leadership development. Someone who owns the church motto: “To Know Christ and To Make Him Known.”  The major responsibilities of the Senior Pastor is that of preaching, outreach and leadership.

The skills and strength needed are:

  1. Preaching on Sunday mornings and special services and events,
  2. Skills that help mobilize the church body in outreach to the community and state,
  3. Leadership development of young men (along with their wives where applicable) in developing their leadership skills as the next generation of church and community leaders.

The Senior Pastor of Lazy Mountain Bible Church is ‘to shepherd the flock’ and is primarily involved in the ministry of God’s Word through preaching, teaching, outreach and leadership development as found in Ephesians 4:12-13, II Corinthians 5:18-21, and Matthew 28:18-20. This man is to be a Bible College Graduate, a Masters degree is preferred, and have a minimum of 12 years of experience.

Individuals interested in being considered for this position are asked to submit a resume to the Administrative Pastor, Pastor Dave Kenny, by email at or mail (16005 E Shawn Dr., Palmer, AK 99645).