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East Pickens Baptist Church

Associate Pastor of Worship

East Pickens Baptist Church
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 03/10/2016
Categories: Associate Pastor - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

East Pickens Baptist Church is searching for an associate pastor to lead our church in the areas of worship and technology. EPBC features 2 morning worship services each Sunday. The Contemporary service features songs from Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Passion, All Sons and Daughters, 10,000 Fathers, etc.  The Country service features a new southern gospel/new bluegrass twist on traditional standards and current worship songs utilizing unique instrumentation like the mandolin, slide guitar, acoustic/electric guitars, and banjo.  We don’t need “just a song leader.” We need a pastor who will shepherd multiple bands while adding creative elements to our dynamic worship services. We also need a Mac guy who understands how important technology and audio/video elements enhance the ministry of the church.


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To apply, you must provide the following:

  1. A ministry resumé 
  2. Links to online videos demonstrating your worship leadership and musical ability
  3. On a separate document provide the following information:         
  • Tell us about your conversion to Christ. 
  • How would you describe your personality to someone who has never met you? 
  • Tell us about your family. 
  • What are the top songs on your personal playlist? 
  • From your current ministry assignment, what do you sense has been your greatest accomplishment thus far?  (This isn’t bragging, we just want to know what you’ve been up to!)



Job Description

Associate Pastor of Worship


The Associate Pastor of Worship should be someone with a deep love for Jesus Christ and His people; someone with a passion for the creative arts and their importance in congregational worship; someone with a vision to expand the breadth and relevance of the music ministry; someone who is able to thrive in a team environment; and someone who is able to energize the East Pickens community through worship, technology, and the creative arts.



Worship at East Pickens should be….

-Excellent in quality              -Spirit-filled                  -Tech savvy

-Contemporary in style         -Christ-centered          -Reflect the awe of God

-Engaging in nature             -Holistic in using various art forms




-Lead, by example, the disciplined Christian life exhibited by a positive attitude, a vibrant personal devotional life, healthy family relationships, personal evangelism, and a love for Jesus.

-Recruit, develop, mentor and schedule volunteers to accomplish the work of the ministries entrusted to this position.

-Cultivate an atmosphere of camaraderie and teamwork with everyone involved in the ministry.

-Undergird the simple purposes of East Pickens in all he does:  Worship, Connect, Serve, and Share.

-Be willing to be a team player and help with other ministry areas, as needed.

-Set the example of servant leadership by leading in a way that demonstrates humility and the willingness to do what he asks others to do.

-Set the example of excellence by doing his best and expecting the best from everyone else.

-Plant deep roots through intentional relationships and family participation in the other activities at East Pickens.

-Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and staff development activities.



-Pastor the people within the direct influence of this ministry.

-Develop annual budgets for the ministries within this ministry.

-Provide strong stage presence and spiritual transitions throughout the Sunday worship services.

-Organize and oversee the regular weekly worship services of the church under the supervision of, and in cooperation with, the Senior Pastor.

-Coordinate, resource, and supervise the various ministry teams required to make the music/arts ministries effective at East Pickens  (video, sound, lighting, staging, praise bands, interpretive movement, choirs, technology, etc.).

-Work with the Senior Pastor to develop creative worship opportunities throughout the year.

-Schedule and oversee the necessary practices and other preparation meetings for the music/arts ministry teams to be effective.

-Seek to expand the team to include a mass worship choir occasionally, more worship bands, and more creative arts involvement.

-Oversee and resource the worship components for the Kids Worship environment of our Children’s Ministry and the worship band for the Student Ministry.

-Oversee the development, upkeep, planning, and expansion of the tech needs of the church.  (Ex:  office computers, audio systems, streaming video, presentation computers for worship, lighting system, etc.)

-Manage the Tech Team for worship services.

-Provide church pastoral care, as scheduled, including on-call weekends.

-Perform other duties as assigned by the pastor.