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First Baptist Church of Westerville`

Lead Pastor

First Baptist Church of Westerville`
Westerville, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 10/01/2014
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

First Baptist Church of Westerville, an established conservative church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention in a growing suburb of Columbus, Ohio, is prayerfully seeking the man set aside by God to serve as our full-time Pastor following the retirement of our previous pastor after 15 years of service.  We recently completed the construction of a modern worship center that will allow our ministries to expand and serve the lost and unchurched in the northeast Franklin County area. The need in this area is great.


The man called to FBC Westerville will have seasoned organizational and leadership skills and the ability to help the church find its God-given vision in unity. He will have a strong calling to minister to the needs of the sick and the homebound, evidenced by regular visitation with prospects, members and the hospitalized. In the pulpit, he will deliver clear, Scripture-based messages that both educate and challenge listeners to embrace a full and unyielding relationship with Jesus Christ, and that will lead non-believers to confess Christ Jesus as their Savior.  Our new pastor will also be adept in the use of modern communication methods, including email, website, blog, Facebook, Twitter and similar resources, to spread the message of the Church’s ministries and reach the lost. We are eager to welcome this person into our church family, to support and follow his leadership, and to worship and minister together for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


First Baptist Westerville is a 50+ year old institution with 75-100 active members. We hold weekly Sunday morning bible studies for all age groups, Sunday morning (average weekly attendance is 50) and evening worship services, and Wednesday night evening prayer meetings and bible studies. Our Church is active in associational and state ministries, and supports the Cooperative Program.  Our pastor will serve the children, youth, adults and seniors of our congregation, working closely with lay leaders to provide for the spiritual growth of congregants.


Minimum requirements include:


  • Degree in ministry or religious studies from an accredited university or seminary (Masters or higher preferred)
  • 5+ years of active Pastoral experience in a leadership role
  • A demonstrated ability to grow a congregation and establish relationships with area agencies and institutions to reach unchurched individuals and families
  • Adherence to the Southern Baptist Convention Statement of Faith and Message (2000)


Salary and benefits negotiable.


If you have prayed about this opportunity and feel called to FBC Westerville, please submit a letter of introduction (including your bio, statement of faith, and call to ministry) and your resume to no later than October 31, 2014. In addition, please list any means of viewing current sermons or ministry outreach available on the internet or public media, including You-Tube channels or postings, links to current church website or blogs, Facebook pages, Twitters, radio rebroadcasts of sermons, etc. All information will be kept strictly confidential. NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE. Telephone messages to the Church or Committee members will not be returned.