Updates (Most Recent First)


The results of the Senior Pastor vote regarding Rev. Timothy David Iocoangeli is as follows:

92% YES 8% NO

Rev. Timothy David Iocoangeli will be the next Senior Pastor of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church.


The Personnel Committee shared a statement with the church outlining the coming transition. Pastor Roy will remain Senior Pastor until May 31st, 2019, until Pastor Tim  and the church is ready to transition. A search committee will be formed in the January Ministry Praise and Reports meeting to fill Pastor Tim’s current position, Minister of Family and Discipleship.


We have received questions asking if it is permissible to cast an absentee ballot for the election of the Senior Pastor. The following is the language in the current MMBC constitution and by-laws requiring the vote be cast by members present. There is no ability for casting absentee ballots if you will be absent on December 2, 2018.
Monroe Missionary Baptist Church By-Laws, dated March 21, 2001, Article VI, Section 1 “Pastor”, third paragraph:
“Election shall be by secret ballot, an affirmative vote of three-fourths of the members present and voting being necessary for a choice.”
Russ Bates, Chairmen
Senior Pastor Search Committee
11-26-2018 11:50AM


The Senior Pastor Search Committee, after diligent review, research, interviews, and with an abundance of prayer before our God and Father for wisdom, guidance and unity of purpose, and in response to our charge from this congregation,


Hereby motions that the Monroe Missionary Baptist Church extend a call to the


Reverend Timothy David Iocoangeli to serve in the role of Senior Pastor.


Sunday, December 2, 2018, during the 10:30 am worship service is established as the date and time for voting on this motion and extending this call in agreement with current Church bylaws.


Senior Pastor Search Committee

11-18-2018 11:43AM


After several months of prayer, reviewing applications and resumes, research, and meetings, your Senior Pastor Search Committee will bring a recommendation for the Senior Pastor position. The recommendation from the committee will be presented this Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the end of the 10:30 am worship service.


Please make this a matter of prayer for the remainder of this week and plan to attend the worship service Sunday morning.


Senior Pastor Search Committee

11-13-2018 12:01PM


We would like to share an update with you:

  • Search Committee received 83 resumes in response to the posting of the senior pastor position.
  • We have narrowed these 83 resumes down to 2 and in the months ahead will be surveying and interviewing.
  • Please continue praying as we discern God’s will.

Senior Pastor Search Committee

10-28-2018 10:57AM


We would like to share an update with you:

  • Search Committee received 83 resumes in response to the posting of the senior pastor position.
  • God is awesome and shown His Hand already as 4 applicants notified us God led to other churches and remove them from consideration. It would take too long to share how God has brought clarity among the committee in evaluating the original 83 resumes.
  • During the past month, through prayer, discussion, and God’s guidance, this number reduced to 24 applicants.
  • Your Search Committee is reviewing these 24 in more detail, requesting additional information, praying over each, reviewing sermon examples, and with God’s guidance identifying 3 or 4 for the final phase of the process.

We need your continued support and prayer over the next number of weeks as we seek God’s direction and will in the final phase of this search.

Season of Prayer for Unity:

  • Unity of Search Committee on God’s will for remaining applicants.
  • Unity for applicants on God’s will in their ministry location.
  • Unity of MMBC for God’s future direction.

Those who wish and are able let us gather at the altar and pray for God’s leadership, not our desires, to be unified under God’s head and authority.


Senior Pastor Search Committee

09-16-2018 11:38AM


“We asks for you to join us in a focused Season of Prayer.


For the month of August we ask you to daily and specifically pray for the revealing of God in Clarify in the following areas:


  • Clarity of God’s direction as the Search Committee begins reviewing resumes;
  • Clarity for our congregation on the future direction for MMBC; and
  • Clarify for the man God has already selected as the next Senior Pastor for MMBC.


Please make these a priority this month, if only for a few minutes each day.


Thank you and God Bless you for your commitment.”


Senior Pastor Search Committee

08-12-2018 11:50AM


The Senor Pastor position has officially been posted. The resume examination process will begin 5 weeks from now.

06-24-2018 11:51AM


Procedures and Guidelines

MMBC Senior Pastor Search Committee Procedures and Guidelines