Jay Wolf — pastor of First Baptist Church, Montgomery, for the past 31 years — celebrated his 65th birthday today (Sept. 11) by announcing his plans to retire mid-year next year.
“On September 11 the calendar shouted, ‘Jayboy, you are 65!,'” Wolf wrote in his email devotion that went out this afternoon. “The years have wings and they have ushered in a new season for us.
“After diligent prayer, thoughtful consideration and consulting with wise counsel, Mary Ruth and I have determined this is the right time to start the process of handing the baton of pastoral leadership to a new shepherd for our beloved First Baptist Family,” he wrote, noting his retirement date as June 30, 2020.
“We plan to stay in in Montgomery and at First Baptist,” Wolf added. “Our schedule will change but our purpose remains the same. I am a Kingdom Entrepreneur.”
Details about the pastor search process will be announced Sept. 15. (TAB)