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Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Church Administrator

Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 07/23/2014
Categories: Business/Administration
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Church Administrator provides business and operational support to church members, executive and church councils, and professional staff. The Church Administrator will manage church finances, property and office. He/she will also manage church personnel procedures and participate in the selection of staff personnel with the Senior Pastor, Executive Council and Church Council.


Job Responsibilities and Duties:


Financial Management

  • Oversees the receipt, deposit and disbursement of all church funds and affiliates.
  • Oversees the financial record system for the church
  • Oversees the purchasing process and maintains vendor relationships.
  • Supervises the preparation of monthly financial reports to the church councils, ministries, and committees.
  • Maintains a proper cash flow control to meet obligations.
  • Works with the church councils, pastors and church treasurer to prepare an annual budget for approval by the congregation and implements it upon approval.
  • Works with the council to obtain or restructure any long or short-term debt financing.
  • Schedules an annual audit or review of the church's financial statements.
  • Oversees the administering of the payroll for church employees.
  • Ensures all tax reports are promptly paid and timely filed.
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Personnel Management and Human Resources

  • Develops and administers the personnel policies and procedures of the church.
  • Maintains personnel records.
  • With the Senior Pastor, administers the performance evaluation system for applicable church staff.
  • Hires and terminates support staff in consultation with the Senior Pastor.
  • Periodically reviews wage and salary structures, profession development and training, personnel
  • practices and benefits, and makes recommendations to the church councils.
  • Ensures the church's compliance with federal and state labor laws.
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  • Obtains advice on legal, business and tax matters for the church and pastors.
  • Participates in weekly staff meetings and scheduled Church Council meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Job Skills and Requirements:


  • A bachelor's degree in business or related field from an accredited university or college, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Can conceptualize his/her administrative and managerial work as ministry and verbalize the function of the job as ministry.
  • Practices, emphasizes and fosters effective communication in the church organization.
  • The ability to manage a consensus decision-making process.
  • Knowledge of computer systems, including word processing, electronic communication software, membership software, and financial reporting and accounting software.
  • Timely and consistent attendance and availability in the evenings for committee and church council meetings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the church accounting software is a plus but not required. Must be willing to train on the system if not knowledgeable.
  • Attention to detail and precision in all church documents.
  • A commitment to good interpersonal relations, teamwork and support of church ministries.
  • A commitment to confidentiality regarding all account records, both of the church and staff, and the members.



  • The Church Administrator reports to the Senior Pastor and Trustee Board.



  • Prefer a Christian who is willing to commit to the ministry of the church.


Hours and Compensation:

  • The Church Administrator position is full time.
  • Compensation is dependent on qualifications and experience.
  • Benefits include health, paid vacation, and holidays.


Please send cover letter and resumes to: