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Items filtered by date: September 2014 - Harris Creek Baptist Church

A regular meeting of the elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on September 3, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Graham Cook, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Graham Cook, Bob Howard, Brady Herbert, Bill Killian, Stefan LeRow, Mark Welstead, P. Michael Smith, Brad Lail, and Bo Routh. In addition, Joey White, Executive Pastor, was in attendance.

Bob Howard led a devotional about "sin and grace, desperation and deliverance," borrowing from the sermon series on the "Gospel According to Jonah," and his experiences growing up, and opened the meeting in prayer.

The minutes of the August 20, 2014, meeting were approved as presented.

Joey White reviewed the church's financial reports for the month of August.

Joey White presented the proposed lease for Turner's (721 Austin Avenue) that was negotiated by staff (with assistance from a real estate agent). The elders approved the proposed lease. [Because of potential conflicts of interest, Bo Routh abstained from voting on the specific proposal, but agrees with the overall strategy and course of action].

Brady Herbert led a discussion concerning church staffing/personnel changes involving the Missions Pastor, Youth Minister, and Associate Youth Minister positions.

Bo Routh provided an update regarding necessary clean-up revisions to the church Bylaws. Any amendment of the Bylaws requires approval by a three-fourths (3/4s) vote of the congregation.

Brady Herbert provided an update concerning the elder selection process and upcoming meeting dates.

The needs of the body were discussed and the meeting closed in prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

Bo Routh, Secretary


A regular meeting of the Elders of Harris Creek Baptist Church was called to order on August 20, 2014, at 6:30 a.m. Graham Cook, Chair, presided. A quorum was present. In attendance were Graham Cook (by telephone), Bob Howard, Brady Herbert, Stefan LeRow, Brad Lail, P. Michael Smith, Mark Welstead, and Bo Routh. In addition, the following members of the church Executive Team staff were in attendance: Drew Greenway, Galan Hughes, and Joey White.

Stefan LeRow led a devotional about his story and God's faithfulness from Hebrews 10:23, and opened the meeting in prayer.

The minutes of the August 6, 2014, meeting were approved as presented.

Joey White presented a list of prioritized church needs and possible uses for surplus funds at the end of the budget year. The elders discussed the list generally. No action was taken at this time.

Drew Greenway led a discussion concerning deacon stewardship.

Brady Herbert led a discussion concerning the third leadership development group that will meet with church staff and elders on a recurring basis over the next several months.

Brady Herbert provided an update concerning church staff generally.

Brady Herbert discussed the Fall Launch and the upcoming lunch meeting between Lance Witt and the elders on August 26, 2014.

The needs of the body were discussed and the meeting closed in prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

Bo Routh, Secretary