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First Baptist Church

Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Worship

First Baptist Church
Fairbury, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 03/30/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Combo Positions - Discipleship Pastor - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Baptist -- American
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Worship

Job Description:  First Baptist Church (FBC), a vibrant and growing congregation in central Illinois, is seeking an Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Worship. This Associate Pastor will be responsible for overseeing all worship activities at FBC as well as working with the senior pastor to organize and manage outreach and adult ministries.


Categories:  Combo Position – Discipleship Pastor - Worship Pastor

Denomination:  American Baptist

Church Size:  300 to 600

Job Type:  Full-Time

Qualities Desired:

  • Support the Senior Pastor in the overall vision casting and leadership of the church and its weekend service planning, design, and execution.
  • Assist the Senior Pastor in the management of social media outlets and overall web presence.
  • Preach Sunday mornings occasionally and be able to perform weddings and funerals (or at least willing to learn to do this).
  • Oversee that the assimilation ministry (connecting visitors and helping them become regular attendees) is done with excellence.  
  • Assist and oversee the creative elements for Sunday morning worship services (original video ideas, movie and television clips, drama possibilities, testimonials, and music) as well as coordinate rehearsals for Sundays and special events.  Familiarity with the presentation software Pro-Presenter is a plus.


  • Has a dynamic relationship with Christ.
  • Possesses a heart for worship.
  • Is a member in good standing of their current church.
  • Has earned a Bachelor‘s degree and preferably a Masters.
  • Has experience leading worship (preferred but not required).
  • Has multigenerational leadership ability:  works effectively with all age groups, including assisting the youth pastor.
  • Is able to recruit, develop and equip volunteers to serve in all areas of worship, including worship teams, drama or creative arts teams, and the audio-visual crew. 


Founded in1858, FBC built our present facility adjacent to the area high school in 2004, added a gym in 2006, and opened our youth center in 2017. Our town of 3800 has a large grocery store, a historic library, several restaurants, businesses, and parks.  We are within easy driving distance of Bloomington/Normal (ISU and Wesleyan) and Champaign (U of I).


First Baptist Church

701 North Seventh Street

Fairbury, Il  61739