Congregation Convenes to Consider Dr. Glen Miles’ Call to First Community Church
By Michael Barber
The members of First Community Church will have the opportunity to formally consider a new Senior Minister on Sunday, January 8, 2017 – the first vote of its kind in more than 23 years.
The Rev. Dr. R. Glen Miles will preach two sermons; the first at 9:15 am at North Campus (3777 Dublin Road) and the second at 11 am, South Campus (1320 Cambridge Boulevard).
Directly following the 11 am service, a congregational vote will be taken to determine whether to call Dr. Miles to First Community Church as Senior Minister. There will be no 8:30 or 10:30 am services that day.
Dr. Miles is ordained by the Disciples of Christ and is currently serving as the Senior Minister of Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He is passionate about both preaching and teaching and he is experienced in the leadership and administration of a large church.
Most importantly, Dr. Miles has a conviction that the love and grace we experience in Jesus Christ have the power to transform individuals, communities and all of creation.
Dr. Miles earned the Doctor of Ministry at Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California and the Master of Divinity degree from Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Johnson City, Tennessee.
He and his wife Julie have been married for 37 years and have two sons, Nate and Steven.
Senior Minister Dr. Richard A. Wing announced his retirement in June of 2015. Shortly after, the Governing Board appointed church member Ginny Barney to lead a committee in search of Dr. Wing’s replacement. They recommended their candidate after an 18-month nationwide search.
“Let me say that we had the honor of speaking with a wide variety of clergy and Dr. Miles was the clear leader among them,” Mrs. Barney said. “The Search Committee was unanimous in our choice and we are excited for the congregation to come to know Dr. Miles as we have.”