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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Valley View Church - Senior Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Date Posted: 09/24/2015
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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Located in southern Louisville Kentucky, Valley View has a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with people that are hurting and in need of a Savior. Its mission is invite believers to:


Come : Unite with others across generations, tribes, languages and backgrounds for God’s glory.
Learn : Influence others with the love of Jesus remembering our own sinfulness.
Live : Impact others to follow Jesus’ example by living out our faith in tangible ways.
Go : Reach others by serving our neighbors and nations around the world.


Valley View Church seeks a Senior Pastor who will provide ministry leadership in a multi-faceted capacity—as a Leader, Pastor, and Teacher. This individual will possess either First-Chair experience, or acquired experience in an associate pastoral role in a large church setting. They will be highly capable of simultaneously managing church budget expenses, operational elements, teaching responsibilities, and ministry teams. Success in this position will be measured primarily by the physical, spiritual, and relational development of the church and its constituents in alignment with the overall Vision, Mission and strategic initiatives of Valley View Church.


The ideal candidate will be a bold visionary and a leader of leaders. They will possess a bachelor's degree (seminary degree is preferred), with a remarkable aptitude for teaching and speaking in a conversational manner. They will be exceptionally relational and intrinsically people-oriented with precedence placed upon ‘names’ over ‘numbers’. Tenacity, agility, and highly effective team building skills are imperative for this role. They will bear a character that demonstrates a relationship with Jesus Christ, guided by a commitment to following the principles spelled out in the Bible for living a life of thankful service to God. Above all, they will possess an upstanding character of integrity and credibility, guided by a sound set of ethical principles. The goals of the Senior Pastor at Valley View Church is as follows, but are not limited to:


  • Maintain excellent relationships with staff and elders.
  • Manage a strong, rooted, staff team.
  • Maintain open lines of communication between elders and staff.
  • Build, mobilize, and retain quality volunteers, staff, and elders of the church as the visionary of the organization.
  • Frequently vision cast across the scope of the church.
  • Foster a thriving and high functioning small group ministry.
  • Create stability within the congregation and minimize staff turnover.
  • Offer financial stability to the church through strategic methodologies and constantly monitored assessments.
Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, and the 27th largest city in the United States. Referred to as the northernmost southern city and as the southernmost northern city, Louisville is the most accessible city in the country. Located in the bluegrass region of Kentucky, it is one of the oldest cities in the country west of the Appalachian Mountains. With its strategic location, Louisville’s economy has been tied from the early days to its business sector. The city is home to the annual Kentucky Derby, the denominational headquarters for the Presbyterian Church of USA, and Fortune 500 companies such as, Papa John’s Pizza, General Electric (GE), Ford Motors, Amazon, UPS Airlines, Texas Roadhouse, and Yum Brands (owners of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell). It is also home of the nation’s largest health insurance companies, Humana. Louisville is made up of a blue-collar middle-income community, with an average household income ranging around $45,000. The city is home to the University of Louisville, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and many public schools for children that vary from science, arts, and aeronautics oriented schools. They rank in the Top 5 in the country for offering cleanest water, and the city is abounding with cultural activity and outdoor recreation, offering something for everyone!