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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Senior Pastor - Harrisburg Baptist Church

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Tupelo, Mississippi, United States

Date Posted: 02/09/2017
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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About the Organization:

Harrisburg Baptist Church (HBC) is a vibrant and influential Southern Baptist Church of 2500+ members with a rich history of life transforming ministry. HBC is a church family built on the Word of God, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, and the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It is a caring, loving family of friends and a friend to the family. Harrisburg is also a place of worship where people can meet God face to face and be a people who share the good news in the Tupelo area and around the world. The Harrisburg Church family includes people from many different ages, stages, and backgrounds unified in love for Jesus Christ and commitment to God’s Kingdom purposes.


  • Church Size: 950
  • Location: Tupelo, MS
  • Denomination & Affiliations: SBC

About the Position:

As Harrisburg looks ahead to its future, the church desires to invite a younger, more diverse demographic into the fellowship and is developing an intentional strategy for maximizing its regional draw to young adults and families. With this in mind, the church seeks a Senior Pastor who is able to share this vision and passion, with the gifts required to reach the next generation. Furthermore, with a desire to expand hands on mission engagement and reach and disciple the emerging generations, Harrisburg Baptist Church is committed to establishing the organizational structure and staff leadership required to propel the church into a new era of impact, health and growth. For these reasons, Harrisburg Baptist Church anticipates a new area of growth and renewal with a Senior Pastor who is a catalytic leader, a vision-carrier, a shepherd, and a disciple-maker.


The Senior Pastor serves the church, as the leader of the church, to function as a New Testament Church by providing spiritual and organizational leadership to the staff and congregation. The Senior Pastor is responsible to the church to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Biblical revelation, determine and effectively communicate the church’s mission and vision, and fervently pray for the church. The Senior Pastor works with the Executive Pastor, staff and ministry leaders to align strategies and ministries to accomplish the church’s mission—to save the lost and nurture the saved. With Christ as the shepherd, the Senior Pastor serves as the under-shepherd of the church in leadership, ministry and mission.

What We Are Searching For:

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a passion for leading, influencing, challenging, defending, and developing. They may also possess a heart for young adults, preaching, teaching, discipleship, evangelism, and missions. Although the priority strengths for this position lie within the scope of influencing and relationship building domains, a strong ability to execute and offer strategic foresight will be a necessary secondary capability.


Graduate of a recognized seminary, with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree is required for this position, although the candidate may have its equivalent or working toward a doctorate. To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to execute each primary job responsibility satisfactorily. The educational requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary. The Senior Pastor must be an ordained minister of the Gospel, demonstrate theological/doctrinal positions consistent with The Baptist Faith and Message, and possess the organizational and spiritual leadership skills to adequately fulfill the requirements of the position. 


About the Location:

From healthcare to education, tourism to economic development, Tupelo is a diverse, progressive city that is moving confidently and energetically into the 21st Century. Recognized around the world as the birthplace of Elvis Presley, Tupelo draws thousands of visitors each year that contribute to the city’s 46 million dollar tourism industry. A major part of this growing industry is the scenic and historic Natchez Trace Parkway. Tupelo is the headquarters of the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, a national park that stretches from Mississippi all the way to Nashville, Tennessee. As a rail distribution and manufacturing center, Tupelo has achieved several firsts, including the first city in the nation to provide its citizens with dependable, inexpensive electric power. Recognized for five consecutive years as an All American City, Tupelo serves as a model city for the state of Mississippi, with each of its 38,000 citizens helping to offer a high quality of life and sense of community.


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