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Berean Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Berean Baptist Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 08/14/2013
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Located in urban Grand Rapids, Michigan, Berean Baptist is a church of 400 that values a multi-generational approach to body life.  We celebrate our rich 120 year history.  Our mission is to honor God in a life of worship, to grow together, purposefully ordering our lives in obedience to the clear instruction of His Word, and to serve in grateful response to the learned truth of who He is and what He has done.


Job Overview

Berean Baptist Church desires a senior pastor who has a deep passion for the Lord and His Word.  This passion would be evident in an authentic Christian walk that is dedicated to personal growth so as to lead by word and example.  This would include:

  • A passion for people and reaching the lost for Christ
  • A heart for empowering the ministry potential of pastoral staff and lay leaders
  • A servant-leader who exemplifies the humility and servant attitude of Christ
  • A dedication to his family, exhibiting wisdom in balancing family and ministry
  • Participation in consistent spiritual accountability with other godly men


The Senior Pastor will call the congregation to personal faith in Christ, repentance, spiritual growth, service, and evangelism through strong, Biblically grounded teaching.  He will actively seek the mind and heart of God to assess and assure the spiritual health of the body.    


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required with preference to a Master of Divinity.  The ideal candidate would have ministry experience.


Our Body

We are a community of believers who are grateful to God for His faithfulness.  We have been blessed with strong families, people committed to ministry, a wonderful debt free facility, and a strong missions program, which is a third of our annual budget.  We believe in the purposes of God and want to bring Him glory.


Our Community

Grand Rapids is a vibrant and culturally diverse city in West Michigan located thirty miles from Lake Michigan.  We were highlighted recently by Forbes Magazine as one of the best places in the United States to raise a family. This is a community that celebrates the Arts and is home to the world’s largest open air art competition Art Prize.  We enjoy five museums, including a world renowned art museum and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. It is also home to the Fifth Third Riverbank Run, where 10,000 runners from around the world gather for one of the top 25K races.  Grand Rapids is nationally recognized for its medical and research facilities.  We are known as a college town, home to fifteen institutions of higher education.


Contact Information

We encourage you to visit our website:  Please send resumes via email to  Applicants also need to include an audio or video file or web link to recent sermons.  Please do not apply through the churchstaffing link.