North Parkersburg Baptist Hires Executive Pastor

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PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - North Parkersburg Baptist Church in Parkersburg, West Virginia has expanded its pastoral staff with the new hire of John Wright. North Parkersburg began as a small group of just 41 people marked with an unwavering faith in God and devotion to His mission of impacting the lives of people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Over the years, the church has seen many seasons of great growth, provision, and faithfulness from the Lord. The purpose of North Parkersburg is to be a community of believers where no matter who you are, you can experience life change through Jesus.

“This role of Executive Pastor was a new role for North Parkersburg Baptist Church. We were looking for someone who was a strategist that would flourish in a space of implementing vision while at the same time being a teammate, shepherd, and to resource the staff. John has a beautiful blending of both sides of that skill set and heart. The thing that was wonderful to watch through the whole process was John’s dependence and obedience to following God’s leading and direction - even through a pandemic!” - Jennifer Winge, Executive Search Consultant

John Wright has a background in working with a large non-profit ministry. He has experience as a project manager and will bring strong leadership initiatives to North Parkersburg. His sense of leadership, managerial skills, and continuous improvement will serve the church body greatly. His combination of organizational excellence and heart for the Lord will be a huge benefit to this church.

He and his wife of 21 years, Marcia, along with their daughter are excited to move to West Virginia and serve the Lord’s church in Parkersburg. It has been a privilege for Vanderbloemen to partner with North Parkersburg Baptist Church for this search and we are thrilled for their season of new leadership.


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