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Mt. Gilead Church

Lead Pastor

Mt. Gilead Church
Olney, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 06/18/2014
Categories: Executive Pastor - Family Pastor - Other Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Lead Pastor

Mt. Gilead Church

Olney, Illinois, United States


Denomination: Non-Denominational

Church Size: ~200

Job Type: Full-Time


About Mt. Gilead Church:

Mt. Gilead was founded in 1851 with a mission to “Reach, Teach, and Serve in the name of Jesus Christ”. We have long since been known as the iconic country church and are proud of our growing congregation of approximately 200 made up of all generations with a multitude of young families and children, poised for a healthy future. We appreciate a blended worship service with a cross between traditional and contemporary. Our Mt. Gilead family erected a new sanctuary in 2007 and through prayerful giving maintains a debt-free budget. The current pastor is transitioning to the mission field with the full support of our church. We consider this as an opportunity for our church to continue spiritual growth.


Ministry Description:

The Lead Pastor will thrive in a multi-faceted environment being the primary preacher of God’s Word, pastoral care for the church body, and the application of Biblical principles to Christian living and service. In addition, the Lead Pastor will design and teach Bible classes as needed or appropriate outside of the Sunday morning worship service.  Additional main functions of the Lead Pastor will be to oversee the day-to-day ministerial functions of the church and supervise the church ministry staff which currently consists of a secretary. This individual will be supervised by the official board and will also partner with church leadership, more specifically, our current youth minister, trustees, and deacon board, creating and carrying out their unified visions.



We are looking for a man with a deep love for Jesus, matched with a passion and skill for developing people to fulfill Christ’s purpose in life. One who practices a passionate daily worship of God that overflows in life and ministry throughout the week. We seek a sincere, transparent servant capable of teaching and equipping others to do the work of ministry. He will have significant leadership experience with a history of productive ministry in leadership development in both small groups and ministry teams. He will be a capable teacher of the Word with clear communication skills and with effective administrative abilities; one who thrives on providing the necessary support for others to succeed and handles conflict effectively with truth and grace. They will have proven skills that foster trust, fairness, and teamwork among staff, members, and volunteers, and a common focus on excellence in all areas.  We prefer, but do not require, someone with a degree in a ministry-related field. This person will be committed to pursue and abide by the character qualification of 1 Timothy 3:8-13.



We value our pastors and their families, encouraging a healthy balance between work and family but offering great flexibility. This ministry position is full-time requiring an investment of ~40 hours per week. Compensation will depend upon abilities, experience, and education. Our benefits include: housing and medical insurance allowance, vacation, sick days and travel. We reimburse staff for professional expenses and provide for attendance at an annual conference upon approval of the official board. 



As for the City of Olney, we are known as the,”Home of the White Squirrels”.  The City of Olney was founded in 1841, the seat of Richland County, and is nestled in the farming communities of Southern Illinois. It is the very essence of small town life with a population of 9,000. Olney offers an excellent Prek-12 public school system, two parochial schools and a community college. Olney has several service clubs, civic organizations and fraternal organizations. There are several dining and shopping opportunities available. For more information, please visit


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We believe God has already chosen the person for Mt. Gilead, so please give prayerful consideration before applying for this position. If you believe God is speaking to you specifically about Mt. Gilead please apply by sending your resume and a link for at least one sample of your preaching to


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