July 12, 2024

Dear Fellowship Bible Church Family,

I am writing to inform you about a transition within our pastoral staff. Ryan McCreery, who has faithfully served our congregation with dedication and compassion, will be moving on to a new role. Ryan has provided spiritual leadership in various ministries and has touched many lives through his service. We are deeply grateful for his contributions.

After much prayer and reflection, Ryan has discerned a new calling in his life. Effective August 11, he will be transitioning to a role within the financial services industry here in Waco.  His decision comes from a deep sense of God’s leading and a desire to serve others in a different capacity.

While we will miss Ryan's daily presence and pastoral care, we fully support him in this new chapter of his journey. We are confident that his skills and commitment to helping others will continue to shine brightly in his new role, just as they have within our church.

While we have already begun our search for a new Associate Pastor to join our staff team, we are grateful for the many Christ-centered leaders and teams at Fellowship who continue to lead and serve faithfully. Our staff and elder team will remain steadfast in praying, guiding and supporting the church, ensuring that we continue to thrive in Christ’s strength.

We want the parents and students from our Student Ministry to know that plans are currently being developed to continue oversight and shepherding of the Student Ministry as we search for our next leader.  We have interviewed a handful of candidates for this position already and will continue seeking for the man that God will provide.  In the meantime, Ryan, Brian Davis, Erin Davis and other leaders will oversee and coordinate with the existing team to pour into our students during the next month.  The classes and activities that are in place will continue, and we look forward to an engaging and impactful fall semester full of opportunities for learning, discipleship, and community.  More information will follow as we approach the fall.

Thank you for your prayers and support. We are grateful to God for all He has accomplished through Ryan’s ministry and look forward to the future He has in store for us.

For His glory,

Grant, on behalf of the Elders of Fellowship Bible Church