Why More Churches Need An Executive Pastor with David Fletcher [Podcast]


The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William talks with David Fletcher, Executive Pastor at EvFree in Fullerton, California.

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For over 35 years, David has served churches from 1,000 to 8,000 members. As well as being a pastor, David is a spiritual entrepreneur. He founded XPastor.org as a global ministry tool for leaders of churches of all sizes. XPastor provides a website community, annual XP-Seminar, workshops, and online courses to help executive pastors lead well.

Dr. David Fletcher also teaches as an adjunct professor and facilitator in the D.Min program at Dallas Theological Seminary and directs the Doctor of Ministries Program at the Evangelical Theological Seminary of India. He currently serves as Executive Pastor for EvFree in Fullerton, California.

David talks with William about:

  • The role of the modern-day Executive Pastor and how it has changed through time
  • The 3 kinds of Executive Pastors in the church today
  • The size of the typical church with an Executive Pastor
  • Type of experience needed for a strong Executive Pastor
  • Keys to building strong teams in the church
  • Leading a team during an unforeseen crisis in the church





David Fletcher

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Quotes from David:

The American church is changing. Tweet: The American church is changing. http://ctt.ec/0a02p+ via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

America has always been built on strong pulpits. Tweet: America has always been built on strong pulpits. http://ctt.ec/jbc2y+ via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

Half of the Lead Pastors' time needs to be devoted to the word. Tweet: Half of the Lead Pastors' time needs to be devoted to the word. http://ctt.ec/FZ7oa+ via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

American culture is increasingly challenging for churches. Tweet: American culture is increasingly challenging for churches. http://ctt.ec/FZ7oa+ via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast

People respond to changed lives.Tweet: People respond to changed lives. http://ctt.ec/FZ7oa+ via @VanderbloemenSG #Vandercast