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“Our search committee was not equipped to handle the important job of finding our new senior pastor. MGI came in and really opened our eyes and hearts to God’s true process for our church.”

Sally Smithfield, Crossroads Christian Church

“We found the pastor that God had planned for us because MGI lead us through a prayerful search.”

Tim Grover, Lifeway Church

“The MGI team provided the highest level of professionalism, grace, wisdom and leadership to our Elder board during a very difficult time of leadership transition for our church. Their unbiased, honest assessment and sincere feedback helped immensely as we evaluated our next steps forward.”

Scott Farrar, Ruling Elder Grace Chapel Church

“My high respect for you is not only undiminished but has grown throughout this process and, as for me, the insights in your report have been crucially helpful..”

David Cassidy, Senior Pastor Spanish River Church

“Your wisdom and support have been instrumental in Lifebridge coming out of the fog in much better shape. Thank you for using your gifts to help us throughout the journey!”

Greg Hovey, Ruling Elder Lifebridge Church

“MGI’s training of the Search Community, thorough knowledge of the Reformed network of pastors, excellent pre-screening of candidates based on our Pastor Profile, and continued wise counsel cut in half the time it usually takes to find a senior pastor… Their wisdom and insight about how to assess the needs of the congregation, express that in a Church Profile, and Pastor Profile, and how to evaluate candidates was invaluable in selecting the right pastor from a host of excellent candidates.”

Bill Petro, Chair Search Committee Village Seven Church

“In the many months our pulpit search committee worked with McGowan Global International, we found them to be extremely supportive, communicative and creative. Not only were they helpful in finding qualified candidates, they provided valuable insight and wisdom when we had tough decisions to make. They became prayer partners, guiding pastors, and friends during the entire journey to finding our Sr. Pastor.”

Ann Bingham, Chair, Search Committee Redeemer San Antonio

“MGI’s unique understanding of the role and job description of Executive Director enables them to be the expert in guiding this process. By identifying candidates from both a ministry and corporate background, they saved us time as well as ensured our ministry was exposed to the most gifted talent available.”

Scott Sauls, Senior Pastor Christ Presbyterian Church

“Our church’s experience with MGI was outstanding. The training/coaching we received to learn how to organize and sort through candidates greatly helped our search committee stay unified and on track. The quality and number of candidates presented to us by MGI was a real blessing; I know from the time our committee started until our pastor was called was sped up many months because of MGI.”

Skip Thompson, Ruling Elder, Chair Search Committee Decatur Presbyterian Church
“Ed Norton and the rest of the McGowan team’s knowledge, experience and personal contacts within the PCA was a key factor in our success of finding a new pastor ahead of schedule.”
Reggie Kyle, Chair Search Committee Redeemer Downtown NYC

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