Black Baptist Church and Interim Ministry

Kilen Gray. Video. 39 minutes. Black Church Studies, February 2021.

This 35-minute video features Dr. Kilen Gray presenting about pastoral transitions, training for interim ministry, and navigating structures in Black denominations.


research on benefits of interim ministry after a long pastorate or a troubled ministry; navigating denominational and local polity; the need for interim training; power dynamics between congregation and pastor

Best For

Black congregation leaders interested in the benefits of interim ministry, especially Baptist



Suggested Uses

  • Consider benefits of interim ministry by viewing and discussing in a clergy group.
  • Introduce interim ministry as an option for your congregation by reviewing with your leadership team.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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