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First Baptist Church Merced

Merced, California, United States

Date Posted:
Senior Pastor
Church Size:
351 to 500
Job Type:
First Baptist Church Merced
Job Description:

First Baptist Church of Merced, California is seeking a Senior Pastor to effectively lead our community of believers.   Our new pastor will possess a contagious passion for the Word of God and a humble, transparent leadership style.  He will lead, and maintain a strong ministry staff while inspiring and empowering unity and innovation in church ministry.  Working with the Council of Elders, and continually seeking God’s wisdom and the wise counsel of others, the Senior Pastor will be a leader in the recurring process of casting fresh vision for our church.


     A gifted speaker, he will use the transforming power of Jesus Christ and the foundation of God’s Word to provide significant life application for new and seasoned believers.  The pastor should have a shepherd’s heart and should be a relational person who provides love and care to the congregation.  He also will have a burden for the lost, supporting both local and global missions, encouraging the congregation to fulfill the Great Commission.   In humility, he should engage in ongoing accountability in his personal walk with the Lord and in the leading of his household.


     First Baptist Church is a multigenerational, close-knit congregation that averages 380 regular attendees and a constant flow of visitors each Sunday morning.   75% of the regular attendees are involved in small group bible study on Sunday mornings or during the week.  Our campus consists of a worship center (750 seating capacity) administration building, children’s building, youth building, gymnasium, and preschool building.  Our campus hosts Stone Ridge Christian High School, SonShine Christian Preschool and Kindergarten as well as Korean, Mienh, and Hispanic congregations.  The campus is centrally located in our city, which houses the newest University of California, UC Merced.


     A seminary Master’s degree or higher is preferred, as well as a minimum of five years of Senior Pastor experience.  If you feel the Holy Spirit’s call, please send inquiries and your resume to searchteam@fbcmerced.com .  For more information and to view related documents, please visit http://goo.gl/GcWYm  and click on the Senior Pastor Search tab.  For more information about Merced, please visit www.cityofmerced.org .  The opportunity for ministry is great and the workers are ready!


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About the Church

First Baptist Church Merced

Our Vision: We are working to build a church that is mobilized for evangelism and discipleship as well as for serving the community. It should be a place where people are accepted and loved for who they are while being encouraged and equipped to become compassionate servants and followers of Jesus Christ. We want to be a church of disciples that make disciples. We want to be a church that is diverse just as our community and God’s Kingdom are diverse.