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Major Midwest Presbyterian Church Launches Senior Pastor Search


FaithSearch Partners will be leading the search to find a new Senior Pastor to serve at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, IL. Second Presbyterian Church (2PC) was founded in 1855 and is the largest PCUSA church in Illinois outside of Chicago. With updated facilities, 2PC remains at its original location in downtown Bloomington, serving the growing community of 125,000 residents.

Members of 2PC are part of a diverse congregation with a historically significant denominational heritage and strong community bonds. Second Presbyterian’s more than 1,600 members unite through the Body of Christ in an effort to address a Biblically illiterate society by providing a foundation of God’s word in the midst of a broken world. As such, vibrant Biblical-based preaching from the pulpit is highly sought and valued.

The Senior Pastor should share the church’s community-centered mission of ministry and build upon the strategic initiatives already in place to: Improve growth in attendance and ministry participation across multiple generations; Renew the church’s impact across the entire community; And create new interest in discipleship, leadership development and spiritual maturity.

Jeff Jernigan, Senior Vice President of FaithSearch Partners is managing the firm’s search initiative along with Vice Presidents Nancy Jernigan and Sally Morgenthaler. “We’re looking for a dynamic leader with the ability to minister effectively through his or her involvement in the life of God’s people,” said Mr. Jernigan. “A top-level candidate would be able to inspire, foster and grow the Second Presbyterian congregation through worship, communication, diplomacy, grace and an infectious love for Jesus Christ and his followers.”

For more detailed information or to refer a potential candidate, please contact Jeff Jernigan, FaithSearch’s Senior Vice President and Ministry Team Leader at All inquiries and transmissions are confidential.

FaithSearch Partners is one of the nation’s leading retained executive search firms and is the only one of its kind focused exclusively on identifying and recruiting leaders for churches, parachurch organizations, as well as faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems. Combined, consultants at FaithSearch Partners have successfully managed more than 450 executive-level searches for numerous high-profile faith-based organizations across the country. Its website can be found at

Second Presbyterian Church (2PC) was founded in 1855 by a group from First Presbyterian that held strong antislavery views. Debt-free with a 2012 operating budget of $1.9 million, Second Presbyterian has operated with a balanced budget for the past five years. The campus contains 103,000 square feet supported by 17 full-time (three ordained) and 18 part-time (two ordained) staff. More information can be found at


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