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Countryside Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Countryside Baptist Church
Oldsmar, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 05/15/2013
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Church: Countryside Baptist Church

Affiliation: SBC

Location: 2525 N McMullen Booth Road Clearwater, Florida

Position: Full-Time Senior Pastor

Closing Date: 3 weeks from start of posting


Resumes can be submitted by mail or email to:


Countryside Baptist Church

c/o Pastor Search Committee

2525 N McMullen Booth Road

Clearwater, Florida 33761



Countryside Baptist Church (CBC) is a Scripture-focused body of believers with approximately 250 regularly attending members, who gather for the purpose of glorifying God, equipping disciples, and telling the world about the work of Christ as Redeemer.


CBC’s mission is to spread the Good News of salvation by grace; that the Word of God may bring forth saving faith in lost sinners. We further endeavor to help the new convert grow into a true disciple. That is a disciple whose love for God is ever increasing and who is bearing fruit, advancing the cause of Christ himself. Thus, our mission statement is to “glorify God by helping others to Know, Love, and Serve our Lord Jesus Christ.”


While a senior-focused ministry is critical to CBC, we desire to emphasize the following ministries: Children, Youth (Students), Young Adults, and Family.  Our ministry vision and purpose is to build the Church through Discipleship, Evangelism, Worship, Fellowship, and Ministry. We are seeking a full time Senior Pastor, a man called of God who can give leadership to our ministry vision and purpose.



Candidates must be filled with and led by the Holy Spirit. Candidates' personal character and financial standing must be above reproach both inside and outside the church. The Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to his family.  Candidates must possess at least a Master of Divinity Degree from an accredited theological seminary and at least five (5) years of senior level pastoral experience, including managing a staff. Candidates with at least ten (10) years of significant related ministry experience including experience in church ministry leadership, e.g., Assistant Pastor, Executive Pastor, Associate Minister, Youth Minister, or similar will also be considered. All Candidates must be licensed and ordained in the Southern Baptist Church and agree with the teachings of the Baptist Faith and Message.


The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:


• The ability to prepare and deliver Biblically sound, inspirational, and Spirit-filled sermons


• A heart for discipleship and the ability to provide strong Bible-based teaching and study that is relevant, engaging and understandable


• A strong grasp and passion for doctrine and theology to equip the flock to contend for and defend the faith


• A deep passion for the caring and shepherding of the flock via visitation, prayer, counseling and other needs


• Strong interpersonal skills, including effective conflict resolution


• Accessibility and sensitivity to the physical, spiritual, cultural and socio-economic needs of all members of the congregation


• A vision for developing a church membership that is strongly rooted in the Word of God


• A commitment to growing and encouraging the spiritual development of children, youth, young adults and families in the congregation


• An openness to consider new ideas and approaches; including an openness to different worship styles and non-traditional ministries


• A proven record as a skilled administrator and manager of church staff, programs and resources





• The Teaching and Preaching of God's Word


• To love and care for the congregation on a consistent basis by getting acquainted with all members and assisting them with their physical and spiritual needs as needed.


• Provide spiritual oversight and care for the church family, helping and encouraging believers to develop and use their spiritual gifts and their talents.


• Coordinate with our on-campus Chinese sister church, Polish mission and Arabic mission.


• Lead, manage and develop a professional office staff through regular meetings, supervision, mentoring, and accountability.


• Demonstrate Godly leadership and wisdom in planning worship services, church events, and working with church committees, lay leaders, and volunteers.


• Focus on leadership and team development.


• Meet regularly with Deacons for Prayer, Bible Study and Church Business


Church Staff:

• Full-time Minister of Students

• Full-time Director of Worship & Arts

• Secretarial Staff (2)

• Full-time janitor




Resumes can be submitted by mail or email to:


Countryside Baptist Church

c/o Pastor Search Committee

2525 N McMullen Booth Road

Clearwater, Florida 33761