The Lennons have been called and have accepted the pastoral role for BCC.
BCC process for appointing a new pastor (2020):
BCC is a church plant and has been in existence for less than 5 years; therefore, according to the manual
of the Church of the Nazarene, a new pastor is appointed by the District Superintendent of East
Tennessee (Rev. Ron McCormack), in conversation with the church board at BCC. This whole process
was covered in prayer. When we began the process of searching for a new pastor, the board at BCC met
with Brother Ron. We made a list of things that we felt would be strengths for anyone God was calling to
pastor our church (including things like life-experience, experience in college ministry, willingness to be
part of weekly set-up, a supportive spouse, etc.). Brother Ron along with the district advisory board
suggested that Pastor Nick Lennon and his family be brought to BCC. He preached on Sunday, August 16.
Afterward, the board met with Pastor Nick and with Brother Ron. The conversation was very exciting;
the Lennons were an excellent fit with the things that the board felt would be important for a new
pastor. We prayed, and felt that God was leading us to call the Lennons. Officially, the district
superintendent offered the position to Pastor Nick and his family, and they have accepted. Their first
Sunday at BCC will be October 4.
The members of the church board are happy to answer questions about the process, because this is a
slightly different process than if we were a larger or older Nazarene church.
These things can be affirmed:
God has been leading every step of the way. God has great things in store for BCC. God has led
Pastor Nick and his family to accept the position, and we are excited to love on them and their kids, to
share life with them, and to serve alongside them in the Blackman community of Murfreesboro.