Our Clients

Since 2000, AGORA has completed over 170 searches for churches and nonprofits,

as well as numerous Fortune 500 and start-up companies. 

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Church Clients

 

First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge

Position filled: Worship Director

"AGORA worked with our Search Team to methodically chart a path to discover, discern, and decide on the ideal candidate. Step by step, AGORA resourced our Search Team in a search that was prayerful, strategic and comprehensive."

Sandals Church

Position filled: People Director

Sandals Church is a multi-site church in Riverside, California, that was founded by Pastor Matt Brown and his wife, Tammy with the vision to be real with themselves, God, and others.

Christ Community Church, Pinehurst

Position filled: Senior Pastor

"Our partnership with AGORA Search Group and Joe Farrell 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."

Community Bible Church, Abilene

Position filled: Senior Pastor

"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."

Crossroads Bible Church

Position filled: Lead Pastor

"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. "

Rancho Bernadino Community Presbyterian

Position filled: Senior Pastor

"Utilizing a firm like AGORA takes advantage of their learned process of making space for God to clarify and guide, and I know we will contract them in the future when we have a need here at RBCPC"

Trinitarian Congregational Church

Position filled: Senior Pastor

"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.”

Grace Church of the Roaring Fork Valley

Position filled: Senior Pastor

"As I got to know Joe and AGORA, 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."

West Evangelical Free Church

Position filled: Teaching Pastor

"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.”

First Evangelical Free Church

Position filled: Executive Pastor

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. 

Position Filled: Lead Pastor

For more than 142 years, First Pres has purposed to "Prepare All Generations to Impact Lives for Christ." Three strategic priorities guide the execution of this vision:  Building and supporting communities that worship, transform, send and serve; Proclaiming and demonstrating God's kingdom by engaging Colorado Springs through opening doors; Fostering life-on-life relationships between generations that mutually build one another up in personal faith.

Central Church

Position Filled: Lead Pastor

"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."  

 

Woodmen Valley Chapel

Position Filled:  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.” 

Northpointe Community Church

Position Filled:  Lead Pastor

"We are very pleased because the process has worked incredibly well. I can’t say enough about the effectiveness of AGORA." 

Saratoga Federated Church

Postion Filled:  Teaching Pastor

“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.” 

Calvary Church

Position Filled: Executive 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!"

Sandals Church

Position Filled:  Discipleship & Assimilation Pastor

"We gave Rob a tough assignment but he found our guy. He was tenacious in contacting top candidates and had absolute clarity around who we (Sandals) are. Rob was able to not only understand our culture but was able to represent it just as I would have. I give Rob and AGORA my highest recommendation!" 

Mission Hills Church

Position Filled:  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!"

Venture Christian Church

Position Filled:  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." 

Bridgeway Christian Church

Position Filled:  Discipleship Pastor

"Rob and the team at AGORA were by far the most thorough group I interacted with. Rob's professionalism and relational connection are fabulous."

Calvary Community Church

Position Filled:  Student and Young Adult Pastor

Calvary Community Church of Sumner, WA was founded nearly 27 years ago by current lead pastor Ray Armstrong. 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. 

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Nonprofit Clients

 

Food for the Hungry

Position filled: 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."

Sonscape

Position filled: 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.

Crossroads Christian School

Position filled: Superintendent

"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."

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Cityteam

Position filled: CEO

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.

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Transforming the Bay with Christ

Position Filled: 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. 

Compassion International

Positions Filled: 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."

 

The Navigators

Positions Filled: 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."

Outreach Inc.

Positions Filled: 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.

Denver Seminary

Positions Filled: 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."

 

International Teams

Position Filled: Executive Director

“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.” 

Gordon College

Position Filled: 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.

Global Action

Position Filled: 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.

David C Cook

Position Filled: 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. 

Bible League

Position Filled: 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.

Bethesda Adult Communities

Position Filled: President

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.

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Corporate Clients

 

Amazon.com

Position Filled: 

“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.”  


 

Samsung, Inc.

Position Filled: Director of HR

“From the very beginning of the search, we knew we had made the right decision is selecting your firm to conduct the search.” 

Sanmina-SCI

Positions Filled: 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.”