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Cross Pointe Baptist Church - Senior Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Texarkana, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 05/26/2016
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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Cross Pointe Baptist Church (Cross Pointe) is an evangelical Southern Baptist Church located in Texarkana, TX with an attendance of 250 on the weekends. The church has a strong heritage of living out its mission of helping “center lifestyles around the cross.” 


Cross Pointe has successfully sustained two Senior Pastors throughout its history and looks forward to this next season in its church, as they anticipate the arrival of their next leader. With a great location, a longstanding congregation, and a commitment to a God-size vision, Cross Pointe is poised for progress. They are excitedly anticipating a new Senior Pastor who is prepared to reach families in the community, while disciplining the believers of the church.


The Senior Pastor will serve as the main communicator, primary Bible teacher, shepherd, and visionary for Cross Pointe Baptist Church. The new Senior Pastor will embrace a conversational, topical, and expository style of teaching/preaching focused on helping people grow deeper in their understanding of Scripture, while providing a foundation for them to grow spiritually. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching culturally relevant and biblically accurate messages with excellence. They will be a highly relational, authentic, and collaborative leader with a responsibility for maintaining the biblical integrity of the message and direction of the church. He will be culturally savvy and evangelical with significant experience leading in multi-staff settings.


The successful candidate will be a pastor to the people and have experience serving a multi-generational congregation that is committed to reaching the unreached, discipling believers, and promoting involvement through teamwork. The new Senior Pastor will be an effective communicator, preacher-teacher, and an equipper. Formal education is not a predetermining factor for the selection of the new Senior Pastor. However, it is likely that they will hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. An advanced degree in biblical studies, divinity, or seminary training is preferred, but not required.


Texarkana is strategically located between the two major cities of Dallas, TX and Little Rock, AR and positioned in Northeastern Texas on the Texas-Arkansas border, just north of the Louisiana border. The three parts of its name honor the three states: Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. In many respects, the two cities function as one municipality; for example, they share a single post office, the only one of its kind in the country. Texarkana attracts outdoor enthusiasts from all around and boasts one of the most beautiful lakes in Texas, Lake Cypress Springs. There are several family friendly communities with sidewalk-lined streets, excellent schools with Texas-sized ranches and farmlands. Texas has no state income tax, which makes it an affordable place to both live and work. Cross Pointe Baptist Church loves being a part of this wonderful community and is committed to reaching Texarkana and its surrounding areas with the love of Christ.


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