Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church Taft
Job Type
Senior/Lead Pastor
Taft, CA
Salary Details
Based on Experience
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Senior Pastor opportunity in CA

Job Description

What We Seek In a Pastor

Philosophy of Ministry: Will be able to support the needs of our current traditional worshippers as well as clearly understand and develop other ministries for all segments of our community with consistent optimism.

Leadership Style: As the principal leader and biblical teacher of the church, the pastor will be expected to expend time in preparing and reflecting in the Word of God as the pastor guides and directs the leadership team and congregation through the changes required to reach younger families while also ministering to an aging population, The pastor will be able to effectively communicate God’s Word to help the church family in their faith and love of the Lord, while developing discipleship pathways.

Character: Being of godly character, the pastor would be continually striving toward conformance to the characteristics enumerated in 1 Timothy 3:1-17 and Titus 1:6-9.

Personal: Shall have a disciplined private life with a deep commitment to prayer and study. Able to graciously protect days and time off, priorities with family. Committed in ministry work but not frenetic in unhealthy obsession. It is important that the pastor embrace living in a small rural community of which the pastor will become an active resident. The pastor shall be able to take and give criticism with grace and maturity. Not prone to anger or bottled up frustrations. Knows and understands what refreshes and renews his own soul.

Skills: An important quality will be the pastor’s ability to motivate individuals and families to develop and grow their relationship with God. The Senior Pastor will be a person who flourishes in a setting of vision, development, and implementation. Identifies and coaches spiritual leaders to be more effective. Is an equipper of ministers, not just a doer of the ministry. Leads people to Christ, and equips others to also.

Spiritual Disciplines: Understands the battle is not primarily with the body and physical “things” but with spiritual forces of darkness and matters of the soul and spirit. (Ephesians 6) Maintains habit of quiet times with God not forfeited in stress or pressure. Prayer is priority.

Education/Experience: A degree from an accredited seminary is preferred, however, we recognize that there may be equally qualified individuals called and gifted by the Lord as pastors. Our desire is to find a pastor with a clear understanding of the scriptures. 

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references and other pertinent information. Also include links to two recent sermons.

Organization Description

First Baptist Church Taft
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