About The Church:
First Assembly began as a tent-meeting in the early 1920's in downtown Bakersfield, California. We currently have an average Sunday attendance of about 800, last year we gave over $800,000 to U.S. and world missions, we have a Pre-K to 8th grade Christian
School of over 700 students, and a 70 unit retirement community on our 24-acre campus.
For the past year, we have been in the process of discovering the unique vision God has for our church by working with a leading ministry and church consulting group. It has been a challenging and rewarding process in helping discover the mission, values
and vision for the future. Our newly defined mission statement is "Helping broken people become Spirit-filled followers of Jesus who help broken people."
About The Area:
Bakersfield, California is located in central California. We are two hours north of Los Angeles, two hours south of Yosemite National Park, and two hours east of the coast. We are in a conservative family friendly part of the state but within driving
distance of some of the greatest locations and attractions in California.
About the Position:
One of the key positions the church needs in fulfilling God's unique plan for our future is the Executive Pastor (XP). The XP serves on the Executive Leadership Team with the Lead Pastor. This person is responsible for the overall leadership and direction
of the church staff, leading all functional areas in the accomplishment of the church’s mission. Responsibilities include outreach, arts, pastoral care, group life, student and children’s ministry areas as well as strategic planning, finance, administration,
human resources, and operations. This ministry position oversees the daily functioning of the church and is integral is helping fulfill the mission of our church.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in business and local church ministry. They will have leadership gifting, strong communication skills, discernment, and a mature, growing relationship with Christ. This person will hold current credentials
with the Assemblies of God and reflect the values of Bakersfield First Assembly of God.
Download a more detailed ministry description here.
If you believe your gifts, abilities, and experience align with our needs, please send a resume to