For more than 142 years, First Pres has purposed to "Prepare All Generations to Impact Lives for Christ."
Discipleship & Admin. Pastor, People Director
"We gave AGORA a tough assignment but they found our guy. The AGORA team was tenacious in contacting top candidates and had absolute clarity around who we (Sandals) are. AGORA was able to not only understand our culture but was able to represent it just as I would have. I give AGORA my highest recommendation!"
Sun River Church
In 1977 Arcade Baptist Church of Sacramento had a vision for a church plant. They purchased seven acres in Rancho Cordova, and by 1979 a master plan was developed. Sun River Church started in 1980 with 100 people.
Venture Christian Church
Small Groups Pastor
"Working with AGORA has resulted in a great hire for Venture Christian Church. I highly recommend AGORA for any church and ministry hiring needs."
Christ Community Church, Pinehurst
"Our partnership with AGORA Search Group was excellent from start to finish! AGORA’s personal touch and wise counsel added great value every step of the way and guaranteed our success."
Trinitarian Congregational Church
"We had a great experience with AGORA in our senior pastor search. As we evaluated each candidate, AGORA provided input and served as a liaison with candidates … greatly expedited the process.”
West Evangelical Free Church
"The difference between AGORA Search Group and other firms we’ve used in the past is that AGORA does the work of processing resumes for us, so that when we start to see candidates, we know that they have already been thoroughly researched. AGORA goes the extra mile to discern if someone fits your culture.”
Woodmen Valley Chapel
Lead Teaching and Vision Pastor
"Woodmen Valley Chapel interviewed 3 national search firms and AGORA Consulting stood head and shoulders above others in their field. The way that AGORA helped us draw out our values and match them with our final candidate was masterful. The Kingdom impact of our partnership with AGORA is immeasurable.”
Carmel Presbyterian Church
Senior Pastor & Executive Pastor
We are a place where people have been gathering for over 60 years-right in the heart of Carmel. Our church doors have been open for people of all walks of life and we are convinced that there is a place for everyone at CPC!
First Evangelical Free Church
Since 1950 First Evangelical Free Church has been making disciples of Jesus Christ who glorify God as the grace of the gospel grows deep in God's people and goes wide to all peoples.
Saratoga Federated Church
“The success of our search is a direct result of Rob’s seasoned experience, coaching and preparation of the Search Team. The behind the scenes phone calls, interviews and reference checking provided the necessary information needed to bring this committee of twelve to unanimity around a great candidate.”
Bridgeway Christian Church
"The team at AGORA were by far the most thorough group I interacted with. Their professionalism and relational connection are fabulous."
Northpointe Community Church
"We are very pleased because the process has worked incredibly well. I can’t say enough about the effectiveness of AGORA."
Mission Hills Church
Middle School Pastor
"I have confidence that we have the right guy because I trust the process AGORA took us through. I will use them again for every search possible in the future!"
Lead Pastor, Executive Pastor & Family Ministries Pastor
"Thank you for the professional way in which you handled our search. Even though Dale was a known person to us, your process and the comparative work with the other candidates helped us to make a much more informed decision. I have never been more excited about where God is taking Calvary than right now!"
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
We are a community being transformed by love (perhaps slowly) and striving to transform the communities we live in with love of Christ.
Community Bible Church, Abilene
"AGORA met our desire for a search partner with experience and a desire to follow God’s will. AGORA consistently provided Godly counsel and wisdom to our Search Team – I would highly recommend them to any church as they seek to fill a pastoral position."
Calvary Community Church
Student and Young Adult Pastor
Calvary Community Church of Sumner, WA was founded nearly 27 years ago. CCC welcomes approximately 2,400 people on its two campuses each weekend. At its core, CCC is about three primary areas of excellence: biblical teaching, engaging worship, and outstanding next generation ministries.
"It was a pleasure working with AGORA. They were very professional and thorough in vetting the candidates submitted for consideration...In joining with us through much prayer and dedication, we secured the perfect candidate for our position. I would highly recommend AGORA for their expertise, professionalism, and spiritual commitment to seek God’s man for our church."
Crossroads Bible Church
"Engaging AGORA to help Crossroads find our new Lead Pastor, was well worth it. They offered helpful advice from the very start. AGORA Guided us during the process, and patiently assisted us over every obstacle."
Grace Church of the Roaring Fork Valley
"As I got to know the AGORA team, I quickly came to appreciate their thoroughness and pastoral insight. It was clear from the beginning AGORA was not going to recommend just any pastor to a church or just any church to a pastor."
Global Compensation & Benefits Director; Staff Development Director; Marketing Director
"AGORA Consulting expanded our reach and capacity to attract executive level candidates. You are a pleasure to work with and your priority to customer service sends a clear message to me that AGORA is committed to the same level of excellence that we are at Compassion."
Transforming the Bay with Christ
Chief Executive Officer
The story of Transforming the Bay with Christ (TBC) began In 2013, when several Bay Area leaders from the faith, business, and tech communities began to gather and dream about how people of faith could work together to make life better for every person in the Bay Area—physically, educationally, relationally and spiritually. These meetings resulted in the creation of Transforming the Bay with Christ.
Living on the Edge
Executive VP of Development, VP International
Established in 1995 as a radio ministry of pastor and author Chip Ingram and has since grown into an international discipleship ministry. We create Biblical teaching and tools that challenge and equip spiritually hungry Christians all over the world to become mature disciples of Jesus.
David C Cook
Vice President & Controller
David C Cook (DCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing and distributing leadership and discipleship resources to help Christians all over the world grow in their faith and pass it on to the next generation. Since its establishment in 1875, DCC has published numerous bestselling books ranging from The Picture Bible to Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
Crossroads Christian School
"We greatly appreciate the working relationship we developed with AGORA during our Superintendent search. We experienced strong communication and follow-thru with the AGORA team."
Vice President of Development
Global Action is a faith-based organization, dedicated to serving alongside nationals and global partners to meet both physical and spiritual needs. It has ministries located in nearly a dozen nations around the globe.
Food for the Hungry
Chief Financial Officer
"We appreciate the thoroughness of AGORA's process. They considered our mission, the full responsibilities of the position and our absolute needs. It has been a pleasure to work with them as we have found the right person for us."
Vice President of Development, Vice President of Student Enrollment
"Other presidents warned me that a VP of Development search typically takes 6-8 months. I remain amazed that your firm completed this process within 80 days. Our board members and I wholeheartedly thank you for your professionalism and ability to get the search done with such a high level of excellence."
Full Strength Network
President & CEO
"Our organization was extremely pleased with the services AGORA provided for us from day one. There was clear communication of the process, what to expect, and most importantly, they found us the leader we believe will lead us in fantastic ways for years to come. Thanks to the AGORA team for their help and superior services! Without question, we would choose to use them again."
Chief Marketing Officer, Director of Human Resources
"AGORA did an excellent job in helping us fill the Chief Marketing Officer position. We are extremely pleased with the results of AGORA and would recommend them to others."
Vice President of Development
For over three decades, Sonscape’s weeklong, guided retreats have helped thousands of pastors, missionaries, parachurch leaders, along with their spouses, to balance the demands of life, family, and ministry while rekindling their passion for Christ and His church.
US Director of Field Fundraising
Founded in 1938 in Indiana, The Bible League provides Bibles, Scripture materials, translation resources, and more to churches, groups, and individuals representing more than 700 language groups. To date, nearly 50 million people have completed a Bible League study, and over 6 million have entered into new church membership through its resources.
Director of Human Resources, Director of Corporate Affairs and Risk Management
"It was amazing to watch the Lord produce the right person at the right time! We are grateful for AGORA's diligence, the thorough vetting of our candidates, and their partnership throughout this process."
Old Skool Cafe
Chief Operating Officer
Old Skool Cafe is a faith-based, violence prevention program, providing marketable employment skills in the restaurant industry to at-risk youth ages 16-22. Breaking the cycle of incarceration. Creating communities and reconnection to society.
Chief Executive Officer
Since 1957, Cityteam has been serving people in extreme poverty and helping them transform their lives, their families and their communities. Today, with the help of volunteers and faithful donors, Cityteam is impacting the lives of over 500,000 people each year.
Bethesda Senior Living Communities
Five corporate divisions comprise the Bethesda Group: Bethesda Ministries, Bethesda Associates, Bethesda Foundation, Bethesda Christian Broadcasting and Bethesda Real Estate Company. In total, Bethesda has annual revenues of over $50 million, which it uses to fuel its "business for benevolence" model.
“AGORA listened intently to our input, challenged us appropriately when necessary, worked with our uniqueness, and brought us truly remarkable candidates in terms of their qualifications values and cultural alignment with our values.”
Vice President of Admissions
Gordon College is one of the nation's premier Christian colleges, located just north of Boston. It offers students extraordinary access to leading-edge opportunities for intellectual, professional, and leadership development to address the increasingly complex challenges of a global society. Gordon stands apart from other outstanding institutions in New England by combining an exceptional education with an informed Christian faith.
Director of Operations
“We have a very high hiring bar at Amazon.com and I have found AGORA Consulting to be responsive and agile to our needs. They have placed folks in critical roles with candidates that our expert sourcing team was unable to uncover.”
Senior Manager & Director of Marketing and Mapping Content; Senior Director of Product Marketing
Thales Navigation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of French-based Thales Group, which operates in over 50 countries, providing military, defense, and contracting products and solutions.
Director of Human Resources
“From the very beginning of the search, we knew we had made the right decision is selecting your firm to conduct the search.”
“The AGORA team’s analysis of what we were looking for was spot on. They took the time to ask the right questions and get at the heart of our organizational philosophy and values. I appreciate AGORA's help at identifying the great person we hired.”
Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing; President of European Operations, Vice President Sales, Vice President Marketing
“Outstanding process! We couldn’t be more pleased with the results of our Executive VP of World Wide Sales and Marketing search. We will be working together on our next executive search.”