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Bakersfield First Assembly

Executive Pastor of Operations

Bakersfield First Assembly
Bakersfield, California, United States

Date Posted: 11/29/2016
Categories: Business/Administration - Executive Pastor
Denominations: Assemblies of God
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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.

Over the last 11 months, 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, strategy and vision for the future. Our newly defined mission statement is "Helping broken people become Spirit-filled followers of Jesus who help broken people.”  We accomplish this through a three-fold strategy of WORSHIP, BELONG, & LOVE.

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:
The Executive Pastor of Operations is part of the Executive Leadership Team and serves alongside the Executive Pastor of Ministry and the Lead Pastor. The XPO is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of church support staff, leading all operational areas in the accomplishment of the church’s mission. This includes strategic planning, finance, administration, human resources, and campus operations.

Candidate Profile:
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in business, and previous oversight of multiple staff.  They will have leadership gifting, strong communication skills, discernment, and a mature, growing relationship with Christ.  This person will reflect the values of Bakersfield First Assembly of God.


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