Emmanuel is seeking a senior pastor who, first and foremost, loves Jesus and is a man of character and integrity. He should be consistently honest and trustworthy, modeling an authentic Christian life. As the teaching pastor, we are seeking a candidate whose
primary gift is clearly communicating the truth of God’s word in a relatable and conversational manner that connects with a broad range of attendees. The message should be uncompromising on Christian essentials, while translating God’s truth into practical
application that promotes life change. Finally, the successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills. We desire a senior pastor who can set an inspiring shared vision for the future and work alongside high capacity staff and lay leaders to set ministry
objectives, assess progress, and make necessary adjustments that will move us towards our desired strategic goals. As a sign of our intentionality, Emmanuel recently revised its Constitution and By-laws to clarify and facilitate the senior pastor’s ability
to efficiently lead the ministry of the church.
The successful candidate will ideally possess a Seminary degree, preferably an M.Div. or M.Th. Beyond education, the successful candidate will have at least 7+ years of church leadership experience. He will be theologically aligned with the church as described
Emmanuel recently celebrated its 50th year of ministry. Over the past half century, Emmanuel has birthed new churches in our region, sent missionaries to unreached people groups, and engaged in missions work across the world, including closed countries.
Given its proximity to major transportation arteries in the region, attendees span the southern metropolitan area. The most beautiful aspect of the church are its people. There is a high degree of diversity among its membership, spanning a broad cross-section
of age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. Members are united by the work of Jesus Christ in their lives and a commitment to passionately love God individually and together, purposefully grow in Christ in such a way where no one walks
alone, and profoundly influence people by meeting needs and making Jesus known to our neighbors and the nations.