Bryant Wright has been the senior pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church outside of Atlanta since 1981 when the church had a membership of about 20 families. Now it has seven Sunday morning worship services with an average worship attendance of 4,000. In Today’s Conversation, he joins Leith Anderson to talk about pastoring a large church.
In this podcast, Bryant and Leith discuss:
- How expectations for pastors of large churches differ from the expectations of pastors in small-to-medium sized churches;
- The future of the megachurch movement in the United States;
- What characteristics a person needs to have to be an effective pastor of a large church; and
- The case for attending a large church.
Read a Portion of the Transcript
Leith: If you ask people what size church you would like to go to — I’m not sure if they actually say these words, but they come pretty close to say, “Oh, I’d like to go to church of 300 that does everything for me that a church of 30,000 can do.”
Bryant: That’s right.
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