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Greenback First Presbyterian Church

Senior Pastor

Greenback First Presbyterian Church
Greenback, Tennessee, United States

Date Posted: 02/14/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Greenback First Presbyterian Church

With the celebration of our 100th Anniversary in 2008, Greenback First Presbyterian Church used our initials to select a new motto: Going Forward in the Power of Christ. That is our desire as we search for a new Senior Pastor to begin in July of 2017. First Presbyterian Church of Greenback, TN is a traditional, historical and evangelical, Bible believing church with new life. Those descriptors, “traditional, historical, evangelical, Bible believing…new life” are filled with relevance for our small congregation.   When you step into our church for the first time you are greeted by friendly caring people who love the Lord. We are a church that is thoroughly involved in our community.  We fulfill Matthew 5:16 by shining bright in our community and strive continuously to go further, for His glory.

Most importantly, we are a conservative, evangelical, Bible based, Christ-centered church. Proper Biblical teaching is the foundation upon which our church stands and that teaching, coupled with the power of the Holy Spirit within us is the impetus which has brought us to these exciting times and which will be the driving force for us in the future. To that we are absolutely committed.

Our church is experiencing growth in numbers and ministries and we want that to be a pattern for the future not a brief phenomenon. Groups within our small congregation are categorized in a variety of ways. “Family church” is a common phrase, applicable to many churches. It certainly describes our congregation. Many of the families represented in our church have been in Greenback for many generations, much longer than the church itself. As stated above the church is over one hundred years old so many of our families have been in Greenback for many generations.

However, our congregation is eclectic, also.  Most of our adult members have college educations, many hold advanced degrees. We have teachers, farmers, ranchers, doctors and business men and women in our congregation. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is near and several of our professionals are employed there. The stable core of our congregation is the adult group. Our area is a haven for retirees and we are blessed to have many who were and are successful leaders. We also have middle aged and young families and are on the verge of seeing ministry to families blossom and grow. Our women’s and men’s ministries are a blessing to the community and our church. Our college age, youth and children’s ministries are small but very strong, well-staffed and organized. There exists a good infrastructure which will facilitate growth. We are very blessed to have an extremely gifted and well-qualified youth/children’s Pastor who is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree. He and his wife led our youth and many adults on our very first mission trip this year and we would like to see missions and mission trips become the norm for our congregation.  We have small groups who focus on studying cutting edge apologetics, evangelism and Biblical knowledge.

Another strength, especially for a church of our size, is our music program. Our services delight in a blend of traditional and contemporary styles of music. Our musicians are truly top notch. There is openness and joy during our worship services.

We are prayerfully seeking someone who can lead us forward in Christ as we face changes in our community and world.  Greenback First Presbyterian Church has evolved in the last few years, by moving out of the PCUSA, and we are finding a new freedom and joy in living out our beliefs as a more evangelical church. Now as our pastor of over twenty years, who led us prayerfully and painstakingly through that process is retiring, we are looking for God’s choice to lead us forward in a ministry that will be spiritually uplifting for our members and a guiding light in our community and world. We are seeking a Pastor who will teach Scripture as the inspired Word of God as a “lamp to our feet and a light to our path” (Psalms 119:105). One who will train us in scripture, help equip us and facilitate us in ministry. We seek a Pastor who will be a strong, innovative, progressive leader who will lead us as we fulfill the great commission.







The job description, compensation package, and contact information is listed below.

Our Mission and Goals:

A very brief way to state our mission and goal is that we seek, “To know Him and make Him known”.

Church size:

  • Around 100 members

Pastor Reports to:


Applicant Qualifications

Gifts and Strengths:

  • Feeding the flock through exegetical and expository teaching and preaching
  • Pastoral Care
  • Mission Inspiration and Participation
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Leadership of Staff and Volunteers
  • Assist in staff and volunteer development
  • Excellent written and oral communication





Credentials and Experience

  • Masters Degree. Masters in Theology or Divinity
  • Currently ordained. Will need to be ordained in the ECO or willing to become ECO-ordained.  The ECO ordains women and men.



  • This is a fulltime position. It comes with a very generous salary, excellent family health insurance, paid vacation, housing, study allowance and retirement. The total package ranges between $70 - $80 K.

Please contact us for more information.

Send resume to:

Nominating Committee: Greenback First Presbyterian Church

c/o Frank Mosley

700 Lett Drive

Greenback, TN 37742












Application for the Position of Senior Pastor

Greenback First Presbyterian Church


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As a Senior Pastor, how would you define your relationship and function in regard to the following?

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In what cultures, do you have experience (rural, urban, suburban, cross-cultural, and other)?


In what culture do you have a desire to serve?


Please provide an explanation of your beliefs for the following

  1. Abortion
  2. Addictions
  3. Baptism
  4. Church Government
  5. Church Growth
  6. Holy Spirit
  7. LGBT Issues
  8. Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage
  9. Missions, Evangelism
  10. Salvation Doctrine/Security of Believers
  11. Theological Position/Persuasion
  12. Worship Style

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Thank you for your thoughtful responses and time allotted to the completion of this application. Our prayer is that the Lord, in His grace and leading, “will direct your path and light your way” as you endeavor to serve Him with your life and ministry (Psalms 119:105).





Please submit the completed forms to:


Nominating Committee: Greenback First Presbyterian Church

c/o Frank Mosley

700 Lett Drive

Greenback, TN 37742



God bless you and your family!


The Church Family of Greenback First Presbyterian Church