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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Cypress Church - Executive Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 02/03/2017
Categories: Executive Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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About the Organization:

As one church in three locations, the mission of Cypress Church is to lead people to Christ and to provide discipleship pathways to follow Him. Led by a 16-year tenured Senior Pastor, the church has experienced exponential growth, particularly in the past few years. Led by a strong set of core values that shape the vision, and determine the future impact of the church, the year 2016 concluding with a surge of baptisms and salvations followed by larger numbers in both serve teams and small groups.

With enhanced vision and more multi-sites in the making over the next five years, Cypress Church seeks an Executive Pastor to offer strategic foresight and leadership development, as well as oversight to ministry operations as a chief-of-staff. This will be a fantastic opportunity for a leadership-minded individual who wants to be part of a growing church and innovative team.


  • Church Size: 3,500
  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • Denomination & Affiliations: Wesleyan

About the Position:  

The role of the Executive Pastor is to assist the Senior Pastor, the Executive Director of Operations & Finance, and the Directors of Ministry, in leading the charge and championing the vision of Cypress Church. He will help identify and act upon ideas that enable each area and individual to operate more effectively, and, in doing so, to better fulfill the mission of the church. In essence, they will be a vision-carrier, administrator, and coach.


The next Executive Pastor of Cypress Church will join and complement a culture of tenured, self-motivated, influential, and result-driven staff that fuels the mission of the church. The successful candidate for this role will be organized and assertive, display excellence in the area of ministry strategy and execution, be highly relational, and maintain a heart for people with different personalities, skill sets, and backgrounds.

What We Are Searching For:

This role requires strong administrative giftedness, along with excellent verbal and written skills, so the successful candidate must possess the ability to think creatively and innovatively regarding how to help the local church and its staff as effectively as possible. The successful candidate must be a ‘strategist,’ progress and results oriented, and capable of turning ideas into action.


As the chief-of-staff, this individual will be responsible for accountability, development, and coaching of the staff team. They will be highly solution-oriented, so as to encourage, equip, and empower the staff to perform at their best. As the primary overseer of ministry design and implementation, they will be an orchestrator of systems and pathways that strengthen and sustain the effectiveness of each ministry.


Although education is not a predetermining factor for the selection of the next Executive Pastor, a bachelor’s degree in a related field would be preferred. The scope of competencies for this position will include, but are not limited to:


  • Substantial executive level experience in comparable organization(s), ministry or professional.
  • Preferred background in a multisite church model with 1,500+ in weekly attendance.
  • Possess extensive pastoral or life experience, with additional experience in leadership development, team building, delegation, and organization/administration.
  • A strong history of leadership, complemented by a track record of setting and sustaining a church culture.
  • Capability to design and implement strategic systems to facilitate steps for spiritual transformation to occur.

About the Location:

Cypress Church belongs to the larger Columbus metroplex, the capital city of the State of Ohio, containing 2-million residents who call it home. It is an incredibly diverse city, exploding with new businesses, one-of-a-kind art galleries, major new sports facilities, award-winning eateries, and family attractions like the world-renowned Columbus Zoo, and the most popular annual festivity in the city, the Ohio State Fair, one of the largest state fairs in the country. Its bustling downtown district and diverse suburban neighborhoods has made the city a huge attraction to young families.


Modern Columbus has emerged as a technologically sophisticated city with the world's largest private research and development foundation, the Battelle Memorial Institute, and The Ohio State University, the nation's third largest campus. A highly scholastic community that values intellectual capacity, the city is also home to several other institutions of higher learning including Columbus State Community College, Columbus College of Art and Design, and Franklin University.

Defined by progress, Columbus is a city that is growing and thriving with young churches, young professionals, and young families. Columbus ranked #1 as an Opportunity City, #11 among Best Places for Business and Careers, and #35 in National Job Growth, on Forbes.


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