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Pastoral Search

We at Cedar Springs have truly been blessed by the Lord to have had John Wood as our Sr. Pastor for these last 27 years. We have seen growth and expansion both physically and spiritually as the Lord has mightily used John not only in our congregation but in the city of Knoxville. As most of you know, John has announced his retirement for April of 2018 and in anticipation of this, we as the church have been planning for the next chapter of Cedar Springs’ story. You will find two items of interest below:

  1. The Pastoral Search Team that was elected by the congregation so that you would be praying for them as they seek the Lord in their very important work.
  2. The Transition Team report that was given to the Pastoral Search Team after getting input from the congregation.


The Pastoral Search Team was elected by the congregation in January and tasked with seeking the Lord to the next Senior Pastor of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. The team represents the many different generations as well as the various ministries that we have here at Cedar Springs. To see the team members and their bios, click here. You can contact the Pastoral Search team at pastoralsearch@cspc.net.

Pastoral Search Team Reports

Summer 2017 |  May 2017  |  April 2017


The process began when we had a group from the congregation formed called the Transition Team. The team consisted of 23 members who faithfully represented the population here at the church. This team spent the summer and a little of the Fall simply talking to folks at Cedar Springs and getting their input on where the church currently is and where they would like to see it go in the future. After compiling this feedback, the team worked to interpret all that they heard in order to give it to the Pastoral Search Team once it was formed. To read the Transition Team report, click here.