First Baptist Lafayette voted Sunday to call the Rev. James Pritchard as their next Senior Pastor. The vote by church members concludes a nine-month long nationwide search.
Pritchard has served as the Teaching Pastor at First Baptist Church of Forney, Texas, since 2015. Prior to that he pastored three churches in Texas and Oklahoma.
He holds a B.A. from East Texas Baptist University with a major in Christian Ministries and the M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a major in Evangelism.
Pritchard will begin his ministry in Lafayette on Easter Sunday.
Pritchard replaces the Rev. Steve Horn, FBC's pastor of 14 years who was selected to be the new executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention last year.
Here's a Facebook post from the church: