Special Church Meeting

Special Church Meeting

Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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February 23, 2021

Dear Carmel Family:

The Elder Leadership Team (ELT) has called a special church meeting for Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30pm in Uptown Auditorium and online at carmelbaptist.org/live to present the below three recommendations from the ELT and Nominating and Governance Committee.  

Each recommendation and search process will be presented on March 3, followed by discussion and a motion to vote (without discussion) on these recommendations on Sunday, March 7 during the 9:30 and 11:00am worship services.


  • The ELT, with full and complete consent of the Personnel Committee, unanimously and enthusiastically recommends that Bob Meisel be installed as our new Missional Outreach Pastor, effective March 8.

Explanation: As Jon Freeman, Carmel’s current Missional Outreach Pastor, embarks on Carmel’s next church plant, Mission Chapel, this position will be vacant.

  • The Nominating and Governance Committee would like to recommend that Gary Sheats serve on the Personnel Committee starting March 8 through July 2023. 

Explanation: Gary is filling a position on the Personnel Committee left by the late Don Bouldin as well as one year of the term for Ben Bash who will need to step down due to a move.  Gary will serve through July 2023. 

  • The Nominating and Governance Committee recommends that Christie Hansen fill a vacancy on the Carmel Educational Foundation through July 2023.

Explanation:  Christie is filling a vacancy on the Carmel Educational Foundation.

We encourage you to meet Bob and his wife, Becky, on Sunday, February 28 in the Carmel Room after the 9:30 am and 11:00 am services. 

Meet Bob and Becky Meisel

Bob, his wife Becky, and their three sons served over 20 years as cross-cultural missionaries in the Philippines where they served as church planters in a remote, tribal village, as well as served in leadership roles for their organization, New Tribes Mission (now Ethnos360). God would later change their ministry direction as Bob served as Associate Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Hemet, CA, the church where he and Becky were first commissioned and sent out as missionaries. After 13 years, God again changed their ministry direction and led them to the Charlotte area where Bob served as the Chief Operating Officer for Engage 360, an evangelism training ministry. 

Since moving to Charlotte, Bob and Becky have been active members of Carmel serving in our prayer ministry and helping facilitate discipleship communities. The focus of Bob's ministry has been to reach, teach and encourage the growth and multiplication of spiritual leaders for the next generation. His passion is to see the church grow strong through godly leadership who will impact the next generation for the cause of Christ locally and around the world.

Your Elder Leadership Team

Tom Powell

David Bass

David Dixon

Brad Eagy

Jon Freeman

Larry Goldman

Mark Gott

Don Hoover

Calvin James

Alex Kennedy

Dennis Kilcoin

Patrick McCrory

Chip Salter

Justin Taylor

Tim Wishon