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Church at the Gateway

Director of Children's Ministry

Church at the Gateway
Staten Island, New York, United States

Date Posted: 01/13/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


We are searching for a dedicated and dynamic director for our growing Children’s Ministry. We are ready for explosive growth and need the right person to lead us.

Gateway is an evangelical church, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, located on Staten Island, NY, with a close connection to central New Jersey. We are located on 17 park-like acres literally at the entrance to the southern-most tip of NYC. With a population of over 500,000, we are one of the fastest growing counties in our Region, and serves as a bedroom community for Wall Street and City workers. Don't be frightened about living in NYC. because Staten Island is the most surburban borough of the City. You will love living here to raise a family and serve as a minister.

Our church is 52 years old, with over 1,400 constituents and a Sunday attendance of about 800. Children's Ministry is one of four focus ministries. We also have an Academy with about 190 students from preschool through 8th grade, noted for its academic excellence and spiritual formation.


The person we want to lead this ministry at Gateway is:
-Deeply committed to Christ, and understands the place of the local church in expanding the Kingdom of God. 

-Must have experience directing a children's ministry in a church medium/large size. 
-An experienced leader who can help us reach our potential to grow in size and effectiveness.
-One who is a “leader of leaders,” who can train and develop other leaders.
-Someone who will be accountable for measurable goals.
-With a strong commitment to family values, whether married or single.

-Salary and benefits appropriate to our size and area. 

Do you have the passion and experience God could use in America’s largest city? Check out our website at, and let us know if you think you would be a fit for Gateway. Let's talk.

Dr. Daniel Mercaldo, Senior Associate Pastor