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Lead Pastor

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Date Posted: 02/02/2016
Categories: Senior Pastor - Teaching Pastor
Denominations: Baptist -- American
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:




First Baptist Church of Scottsdale (FBCS) is seeking a full-time Lead Pastor who is a creative, visionary leader with a clear calling from God to lead FBCS into the future for many years.  We are seeking someone who is a skilled bible communicator, gifted with leadership, vision, and the ability to communicate clearly and enthusiastically.


FBCS has been a light in the community, the region, and the world serving the community of Scottsdale, Arizona for over 100 years. We believe strongly that all people matter to God and desire to be not only a place of worship and prayer, but to equip ministry, spiritual growth, outreach, mission, and Christian service to our community, our region, our nation, and the world. We are looking for a strong, biblically centered Lead Pastor gifted in preaching and teaching, congregational care, and in building up new leaders within the church with a heart for service and a strong relationship with Christ Jesus.


We are members of the American Baptist Convention in the Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Arizona region. We currently have two Sunday morning worship services. One service is traditional and the second is more contemporary.  We have a growing Wednesday night bible study and a growing outreach serving a meal to not only to our congregation but to many of the homeless who might not otherwise enjoy a good meal.  We have a growing children and youth program led by our excellent Associate Pastor.  We support various ministries, outreach projects, mission trips and missionaries.



  • Lead and mentor Pastoral Team, Staff, and Volunteers
  • Preaching , Teaching, and Spiritual Growth
  • Lead Adult Ministries
  • Work with Pastoral and Elder Board Teams to set and implement church Vision
  • Congregational Care and Visitations
  • Outreach
  • Oversee church ministries
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Oversee church administration



  • Must be a devoted and passionate follower of Christ
  • Gifted and experienced in leadership and preaching
  • Demonstrated leadership as outlined in I Timothy
  • Prior experience as a lead pastor preferred
  • M.Div.


How to apply:

Please submit the following to

1. A resume

2. A completed application (found on


Our Mission: The mission of a church is to facilitate life transformation to become evermore like Jesus Christ. 

Our Vision: The vision of FBCScottsdale is to be a light in the community where people come as they are to worship & explore God, connect with people, and get involved in ministry for the whole person: body, mind, & spirit.  


Area Demographics: 




FBCS Demographics:

  • Located on 70th and Osborn in south Scottsdale
  • Church was planted 103 years ago by Chaplin Winfield Scott, the founder of Scottsdale.
  • We are located 2 blocks from the lively downtown Scottsdale entertainment and art district.
  • The area around the church is in transition.  We are a few blocks from the one of the poorest neighborhoods and yet there is an influx of several expensive condo and apartment building projects near the church.
  • Sunday attendance for both services including youth ministries averages between 250-300 per week.
  • Website:
  • Address:  7025 E Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Phone:   480-945-6346