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7 Questions with Michael Gremillion
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7 Questions with Michael Gremillion

Name: Michael Gremillion

Current title: Pastor

Current organisation: Fairfield Baptist Church


7 Questions with Michael Gremillion


1. What have you found most challenging as a church leader?

Prayer. I wish my prayer life was deeper more consistent. I pray often and for many people but I find it becoming mechanical at times.

2. How did you become a church leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

Long story but by the grace of God. I was assisting the pastor who was aging and when he became sick o stepped in and help navigate through the emotion of his absence. When he passed away I found myself being called I pastor the flock.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I am bi-vocational so I work full time. My days are long 8-10 hrs at work in secular vocation. Most of my study is done by listening to the word. Nights up late preparing for Sunday’s.

4. What's one book apart from the Bible that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

AW Pink Sovereignty of God. This is what made everything click for me in my mind. Scripture came alive and cause a deep love for our Creator. I labor and lead in full submission. At least that what I desire and strive for.

5. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Be quick to listen.

6. How do you develop a healthy leadership pipeline in a church?

We are small but have a very open fellowship with one another. I never want to create an atmosphere where someone is afraid to ask questions or challenge the direction of the church. I try to promote an atmosphere of being like the Bereans. What does the scripture say is always the motto.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a church leader so far?

I don’t really know.
Dealing with death I guess has the most meaningful impact. Death of our pastor years ago death of church members.
Just watching the fellowship and love for one another in those times of grieving has been the most impactful piece for me.

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