Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2

Pastoral Search

Idlewild Baptist Church’s Pastoral Search Committee exists to serve and assist the church in finding God’s divinely appointed man to lead and shepherd Idlewild through the next season.


Your Pastoral Search Committee is committed to;


  • Being led by the Holy Spirit,
  • Prayerfully seeking God’s will,
  • Being in the Word and led by the Word,
  • Being intentionally unified,
  • Sacrificially serving our church, and
  • Yielding to God’s sovereignty.

Your Pastoral Search Committee has created the following document to provide information about the Senior Pastor search and to answer many of the commonly asked questions. Please feel free to download, print, and share this handout.

The search committee covets your prayers as they go about searching for a new pastor for Idlewild. Here you can find ‘Prayer Sheets’ provided by the committee to let us know how, specifically, we can pray for and with them.

Your Pastoral Search Committee is made up of twelve members of our church body and two non-voting Pastors who serve as committee advisors. Click below to review the Search Committee Profile document for more information about the Committee members.



View previous update videos from the search committee here:

Idlewild Baptist Church has engaged proven church staffing firm Vanderbloemen Search Group to assist with our search for our next Senior Pastor. Their role is to promote and advertise the position nationally, as well as to collect and screen applications.



Click here to view the Idlewild Baptist Church Senior Pastor video posted on Vanderbloemen’s website.



At the conclusion of the application and screening periods, the Pastoral Search Committee will conduct interviews with those who have met our required characteristics and qualifications, and make a recommendation to our church body.  The next Senior Pastor must be approved by vote of the members of Idlewild Baptist Church.

If you would like to nominate someone for consideration as the next Senior Pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church, please click on the following link and complete the nomination form. Once complete, the application will be forwarded to Vanderbloemen Search Group for follow up.

If you would like to apply to be the next Senior Pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church, please click on the following link and complete application on the Vanderbloemen website.

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