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Grace Baptist Church

Pastor of Music

Grace Baptist Church
Bowie, Maryland, United States

Date Posted: 11/04/2013
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

All interested parties should either select the "Apply Now" button (preferred) at the bottom of this posting or send their resumes to


Who are we seeking?

Grace Baptist Church is seeking a man to serve on a pastoral team as our Pastor of Music. The pastors work and make decisions together as a team and are responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the church. For more information on our church, statement of faith, and ministries, please visit our website at YouTube videos of our services are accessible from our website to get to better know our church.


What are the duties of our Pastor of Music?

The primary duties of our Pastor of Music are overseeing, planning, promoting, and implementing all aspects of the various music ministries of Grace Baptist Church. These music ministries are made up of volunteer members who serve through participation in vocal, instrumental, multimedia, and drama groups.


What are the minimum requirements to apply?

The candidate must be a male who:

  • has a clear testimony of salvation and call to the Gospel ministry as a pastor,
  • meets all the qualifications of a pastor as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1,
  • possesses a bachelor’s or higher degree in music or related subject from a recognized and accredited college, university, or seminary,
  • has a major or minor discipline in instrumental or vocal music,
  • has a working knowledge of the instruments of the orchestra, and
  • has at least one year of experience in teaching, instructing, and directing volunteer musicians.

Proven skills in creative arts/graphic design are desirable. Experience in musical productions and drama presentations is encouraged.


Who is considered a good candidate?

A successful candidate has:

  • a willingness to work with other pastors as part of the leadership team,
  • experience conducting a choir and orchestra,
  • experience listening to, leading, mentoring, and pastoring volunteers,
  • experience building, growing, and maintaining a music program,
  • demonstrated skill in arranging music,
  • demonstrated platform ability leading congregational worship,
  • demonstrated vocal talent,
  • strong instrumental skills,
  • an appreciation for a variety of styles of music, and
  • experience with various technology resources and multimedia equipment.


What type of services do we conduct?

Grace Baptist is a church with a rich history of musical worship and a talented, involved, and contributing congregation. We currently conduct two services each Sunday. The morning service is at our main campus, and the evening service is held at our secondary campus, known as Jireh Place. Though primarily a setting for our youth and young adult ministries, Jireh Place is also frequently used for various outreach, training, and discipleship opportunities.


Sunday morning attendance averages over 650. This corporate worship service has a blended music worship style, combining traditional hymns with praise and worship, contemporary, and other musical styles. Our music ministries have dedicated volunteer involvement, incorporating individuals of all ages and levels of experience. We have a 60 member choir, a 30 piece orchestra, children and youth choirs, as well as multiple praise teams.


Sunday evening attendance averages over 80. This service is most often led by our young adult praise band, blending various contemporary, traditional, and other styles of praise and worship music.


Other Salary will be based on previous experience and qualifications.


Salary includes health insurance and paid vacation days.


We are an independent Baptist congregation.


All interested parties should either select the "Apply Now" button (preferred) at the bottom of this posting or send their resumes to