What is a Transitional Pastor? A transitional pastor is a pastor who serves a church in an interim capacity with the specific purpose of helping them to prepare for receiving their new pastor. The transitional pastor uses his leadership experience, ministry gifts, and training to ensure high quality transitional leadership for the church. This video from LifeWay explains, in detail, the benefits of having a transitional pastor versus an interim pastor when you have a pastor change in your church. It will answer many of your questions. To find out more about getting a transitional pastor for your church, visit equipthekingdom.org/transitional-pastor.html, your local church association like the Chattahoochee Baptist Association, state convention like the Georgia Baptist Convention, or national convention like the Southern Baptist Convention.