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First Baptist Church Merced

Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church Merced
Merced, California, United States

Date Posted: 06/12/2013
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

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 .  For more information and to view related documents, please visit  and click on the Senior Pastor Search tab.  For more information about Merced, please visit .  The opportunity for ministry is great and the workers are ready!


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