Christ First Baptist Covina
Covina, California, 91723
Date Posted: 1/6/2014
Categories: Senior Pastor
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time
Christ First Baptist Covina, www.christ-first.org, is a multi-generational church in the
heart of beautiful San Gabriel Valley, 10 minutes from Azusa Pacific University and 30
minutes from downtown Los Angeles. We are a community of 350 average weekly
attendees sold out to reaching our 8-15 (www.8 to15.com/what-is-oikos). We currently
run 9 a.m. Classic and 11:00 a.m. Modern style worship services, and we are just
beginning to plan a second modern service. We exist to equip every generation to reach
their relational world for Christ.
o Ensure that Biblical teaching is the primary function of the church
o Be the primary preacher/teacher for Sunday worship services
o Identify and communicate clear goals and effective strategies to achieve them.
o Responsible for overseeing the life and direction of the church with the assistance of the Elders.
o Provide leadership in the development and implementation of all church
o Oversee pastoral care needs of the congregation and, as necessary, share with
the other pastors in hospital visitation, home visits, counseling, weddings, and
o Maintain efficient and effective lines of communication between staff and
o Oversee, lead, coach and mentor other pastoral staff in their related ministries
o Strengthen current ministries and oversee development and implementation
of new ministries that would support the congregation in meeting the needs of
Based on I Tim. 3:1 and Titus 1:6-9 we believe the senior pastor should possess the
following personal qualities:
o “He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that
he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.”
o Be a person of high integrity, honesty, and full transparency.
o Speak from the pulpit showing maturity, inspiration, teaching skills and Biblical
o Look for support from the Elder Board and leadership teams.
o Be encouraging, loving and inspiring to members and staff at Christ First Baptist
o Be committed to his wife and family with special time set aside for them.
o Show patience, prayer, and rationale in decision-making.
o Be a person of vision, creativeness and not afraid to try new ideas for growth.
o Have strong people skills with staff, volunteers, and works as one team.
o Is a problem solver and not afraid to step up and address issues.
o Is community focused and supportive to outreach ministries.
o Is committed to the budget process and the church governance at Christ First
Senior Pastor should possess the following professional qualities:
o Minimum of two years experience as Pastor/Assistant pastor in a church with
more than 100 people in attendance
o Ordained with a degree from an accredited seminary (Masters of Divinity
Compensation + Benefits is a competitive package based upon qualifications.
Closing date for apllications is February 6, 2014.
Applications and resumes will be held in strictest confidence. Please email cover letter, resume and church application found at website www.christ-first.org to:
After logging on to the website, go to Resources, then Documents. The Application will be the last item listed.
Christ First Covina
200 N. Second Ave.
Covina, CA 91723
c/o- John Miller - Chairman