The First Baptist Church of Birmingham is excited to announce the calling of Rev. Scott Runyon as new Senior Pastor. A young pastor with American Baptist roots, Rev. Runyon previously served the Federated Church of Grass Lake, a church dually aligned with both historic American Baptist and United Church of Christ denominations.
Pastor Runyon wrote a letter to the church where he said in part that, "Perhaps, God is calling me to be a part of a creative new effort to grow a faith community where the current expression of Christianity doesn't seem of interest to a growing portion of the population." He brings a variety of life experiences that the congregation sees as a wonderful complement to the direction in which they are heading.
Runyon earned a BA in Communication at Hope College and received his M. Div. at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit. The members of the congregation look forward to the journey ahead with Rev. Runyon.