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Trinity Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Trinity Baptist Church
Gillespie, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 10/21/2014
Categories: Executive Pastor - Senior Pastor - Teaching Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

About Trinity Baptist Church:

Founded in 1969, Trinity Baptist Church is located in the central Illinois small town of Gillespie, which is an hour from both St. Louis, MO and Springfield, IL.  Trinity is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and the local Macoupin Baptist Association (  Our Sunday morning church attendance averages 55, and we offer Sunday and Wednesday evening services as well as kids’ programs, a bus ministry, discipleship training, women’s missions, and a men’s program.  Recently Trinity purchased the final piece of property on our block, which includes a single family dwelling.  We are committed to the authority and sufficiency of God’s Word, and we desire to take His unchanging Gospel in new and relevant ways to our community, county, state and world.  We desire to be known in our community as “the surrendered church”, and we are seeking a committed man of God to shepherd our church body and help us discover new ways to interact with our community.


Education and Experience:

You are an ordained Southern Baptist Pastor who is called to serve as a full-time pastor and has proven Senior Pastor and leadership experience.  You agree with The Baptist Faith and Message as well as our Church Covenant.


Personal Qualities:

  • Redeemed disciple of Jesus Christ whose life is clearly Spirit-led and meets elder qualifications of 1 Timothy 3
  • Engaging expositor of God’s word who can relate the gospel to multiple generations and socio-economic groups
  • Passionate about mission work, evangelism and community involvement
  • Zealous disciple maker
  • Empowering leader who is fosters unity and a spirit of collaboration
  • Willing to multi-task and manage a broad range of responsibilities, including those listed below


Essential Duties:

  • Model the heart of the Chief Shepherd, ensuring that the Body is well led, cared for and protected
  • Lead the congregation, the church staff, committee members and ministry leaders in performing their tasks, conducting regular leadership meetings
  • Perform all that is needed to be the principal communicator of God’s Word in up to 3 weekly public worship services, ensuring that the Body is growing to maturity in Christ.
  • Collaborate with the congregation to cast an overall and long-term vision of Trinity Baptist Church, improving our visibility in the area


Email resumes to or mail resumes to:

Trinity Baptist Church – Discovery Team

502 South Macoupin St.

Gillespie, IL  62033

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