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Holly Springs Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Holly Springs Baptist Church
Garrison, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 08/18/2016
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Senior Pastor


Holly Springs Baptist Church is seeking an ordained minister to serve as Senior Pastor.


Denomination – Baptist


Worship Style - Our worship style is contemporary, incorporating media and graphics into our services. Our theology is conservative.


Average Weekly Attendance- 250


Job Status - Full Time


Job Description-.The senior pastor is responsible for providing leadership to equip  the congregation, church organizations and church staff in all areas of ministry so that all are prepared to perform their tasks and function effectively as a New Testament church.


As the leader of the pastoral ministries in the church, he works with the elders, deacons and ministerial staff:

1.         To Proclaim the gospel to believers and unbelievers;

2.         As an under shepherd of God to train and provide leadership to lead the church in the achievement of its mission; and

3.         To care for the church’s members and for other persons in the community.



1.         To earnestly carry on a preaching, teaching, and training ministry, with the aim of bringing each member to a place of spiritual maturity and fruitfulness, and to be a place of spiritual harmony with the rest of the church body;

2.         To set an example in Christian living and dedication;

3.         To oversee the administration of the ordinances;

4.         To serve as a co-equal on the Council of Elders.

5.         To endeavor to fill the pulpit on a regular and consistent basis. 

6.         To lead the congregation in evangelism and soul winning.



Be an ordained minister with a minimum of five years of experience, preferably as a senior pastor.


Education - Seminary degree- Masters or above preferred, but not required.


Family - Ideally, we would like someone who is married and whose marriage reflects church values. If married, the spouse's faith and participation in church will be a factor to be considered.


Our Church-

HSBC began in October 2002 as a new church with a desire to reach the lost, love the unwanted, and make mature disciples.  We are unique in our area in that we offer something for everyone.  Our congregation is made up largely of people who are centered in Baptist theology.  HSBC is located in East Texas piney woods northeast of Nacogdoches situated near new Lake Naconiche.  The congregation comes from surrounding small rural communities and Nacogdoches, home of Stephen F Austin University.


Our current attendance averages 250, and there is great potential for growth.


Demographics of Congregation:


Categories match census                         Categories match SBC data

  0-17              55.3%                                                (not counting under 15)

18-34             14.6%                                                15-24             10.8%

35-54             14.9%                                                25-44             36.7%

55-64             4.7%                                                  45-64             30.8%

65 and over   10.5%                                                64 and over   21.7%

                        100%                                                             100%


HSBC desires a pastor who passionately loves Jesus Christ and will be dedicated to leading our church in doing His work.



Holly Springs Baptist Church has a 17 acre campus with a main Worship building and a Generations building that has a Gymnasium and separate Youth and Children’s areas.  Additionally, there is a softball field and rodeo arena.


Worship Services:


 9:15 AM Connect Groups

10:30 AM Worship (separate Kid’s Worship)


6:30 PM Adult Small Groups; Student Ministry; Children’s Ministry; Preschool Ministry


How To Respond-

We are accepting applications by email.  Send application to

David Norman, Chairman Pastor Search Committee HSBC at

Phone (936) 554-8976

Resumes should be in the following format:

Personal information

Formal education

Continuing education

Philosophy of ministry


Current church ministry (size, what has God done during your ministry, etc.)

Other employment if bi-vocational

Denominational service

Civic community activities

Business/military/hobbies/special interests

Church related references

Character references

Web links to sermons posted online