Georgia’s Ingleside Baptist Church now receiving resumes for lead pastor


MACON, Ga. — Ingleside Baptist Church, one of the nation’s premier Southern Baptist churches, has begun its search for a new leader to succeed Tim McCoy who has announced that he will retire in June of 2024.

The pastor search committee, after much prayer, research and discussion, has crafted a detailed profile for the next lead pastor. The church has also created a webpage to receive resumes  from prospective candidates.

“Through this webpage, interested individuals can view the pastor profile, apply for the lead pastor position, view a video presentation, and browse images of recent campus events,” a recent update from the search committee to the church said.

The deadline for submitting resumes is October 31.

Focus groups involving Ingleside staff members, congregational leaders, and church members identified five traits the search committee is looking for in potential candidates:

  • Chief shepherd
  • Lead teaching pastor
  • The leader
  • Chief explorer and future thinker
  • Voice of moral concern

“These traits will be a primary focus as we interview Lead Pastor candidates,” the search committee update said.

Established on October 4, 1951, with 203 founding members, Ingleside has grown to encompass a membership of over 5,200.

Led by a dedicated team, including 10 pastors, three ministers, and 34 directors, associates, assistants, and support staff, the Ingleside leadership structure spans across Executive, Worship Arts, Disciple-Making, Next Generation, and Operations teams.

Ingleside serves Georgia’s fourth-largest city, Macon, which is home to about 150,000 people. It is a town that loves food, sports, and music and is in the middle of an intentional downtown revitalization. Underscored by the presence of three universities, including a law school and a medical school, Macon plays a crucial role as a regional medical hub. Because of its rich history and love for the arts, Macon is continually mentioned as a cultural epicenter for Georgia.

With the right leader in place, Ingleside is positioned to make disciples of Jesus in middle Georgia for generations to come.