After nearly a year of diligent search, the Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Salt Lake City has called the Rev. Steve Sandlin to be the church's permanent pastor.

Sandlin and his wife, Sharon, come from Medford, Okla. Sandlin has received a bachelor's degree from Phillips University and a master of divinity degree from Phillips Graduate Seminary in Enid, Okla.The Sandlins are very involved in the life of the church, serving on many district, regional and local activities. Their main areas of interest are family ministries, small group fellowship and church growth.

Sandlin will be installed in a public ceremony at the Central Christian Church, 370 S. 300 East, on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. There will be a reception after the installation ceremony.