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First Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church
Oglesby, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 09/15/2013
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: under 50
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

First Baptist Church in Oglesby, IL is seeking a senior pastor .  The church is self sufficient and has a 13 year old building. We support approximately one dozen missionaries and are able to pay a pastor a small monthly salary.


 We are a small congregation who has recently become a body without a spiritual leader and we are praying that God will send someone to fill this need. Our church is made up of all ages. First Baptist is Baptist in doctrine with a music program that consists of both praise & worship and traditional hymns. We are open to various Bible translations and do not feel that one is necessarily superior to another.


  We would prefer someone who has previously lived in the Midwest. The successful candidate for Pastor should be an individual who is a self starter and is experienced as a Senior Pastor working with a small congregation.


 Oglesby is a rural community with a population of approximately 3,700 residents. We are located near the Illinois & Vermillion rivers and Starved Rock State Park, the number one park in Illinois, is a few miles away. The LaSalle --Peru towns of about 15,000 are 5 miles from us. We were chartered as a church over 100 years ago and have stood as a beacon of light for Jesus Christ ever since. The original church needed massive renovations so we trusted God and entered into a project to build a new church on 5 acres of land we purchased. In September of 2001 we moved into the new church and 8 years later we expanded with an addition of more classrooms, nursery and another bathroom. The new addition opens to a full fellowship room when we need it. Our attendance has held steady at 30 to 40 in our congregation and our church body has become more united and spiritually sound in doctrine. We are trusting fully in the Lord to bring His pastor to us. If you feel that the Lord is calling you to this church please respond. It is important to let you know that we may need a Bi-Vocational pastor at this time. As the church grows and gets stronger we would reconsider your Financial Package.


 We are praying daily that God directs you in the correct decision for yourself and our church. We appreciate you considering us and ask for a response as soon as possible so we may proceed in this search for a Senior Pastor. (If they were not included along with your resume please provide your references in your response and a current photograph.) God be with you as you seek His will.