Senior Pastor Transition

Updated: December 3rd, 2021
This fall, Pastor Zarlengo announced that the Lord has led him to transition from the role of Senior Pastor here at SGT. This moment is bittersweet for our church community as his leadership and ministry have impacted and transformed so many lives. At the same time, we honor his faithfulness to God and trust God’s faithfulness to bring the right pastor in to lead our church. You can watch Pastor Z’s announcement below.
In the situation of a vacancy in the senior pastor’s office, our Combined Board has created a Search Committee (as stated in our church’s constitution and bylaws). The committee comprises a group of elders, deacons, deaconesses, trustees, and members of Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle. These individuals were voted on by the Combined Board and are committed to be led by the Holy Spirit, as they search for potential senior pastor candidates. The Search Committee has been entrusted with the sober assignment of researching and narrowing the list to a couple of candidates to be then submitted to the Combined board to select one candidate to be then voted on by the SGT membership for final approval.
We completely understand that questions and thoughts will arise with such a significant decision upon our church. Below you will find a video from Stan Abrahamsen, the chairman of the Search Committee, explaining the specific steps the committee is taking. They have also made themselves available for your questions via email and in the lobby after either of our weekly Sunday services.
You can email the committee at

Mission Leadership

Updated: January 25th, 2022
Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle has prayerfully partnered with Mission:Leadership, a faith-based executive recruiting firm that specializes in placing leaders in churches and Christian nonprofits. You can learn more about the Sr. Pastor role at SGT by clicking on the link below.



Click Below to Watch Pastor’s Announcement:

Click Below for an Explanation of the Search Committee’s Process: