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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Valley View Church - Worship Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Date Posted: 04/06/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

Located in southern Louisville, Kentucky, Valley View Church (Valley View) was organized in 1940 and the first services were held in a small, white-frame building. There were 21 charter members. Today, Valley View has a debt-free campus of 35 acres and an auditorium that seats nearly 1,500 people. The church has a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with people that are hurting and in need of a Savior. With two Sunday service times, as well as small groups and ministries, Valley View is intentional about its discipleship strategy. The church strives to be relevant to culture and the changes of the surrounding community.


  • Weekly Attendance:1250
  • Location: Louisville, KY
  • Denomination & Affiliations: SBC

About the Position:

The role of the Worship Pastor is to oversee all aspects of Worship Ministry for Valley View Church under the direction of and in cooperation with the Senior Pastor. This will require a firm grasp of the beliefs and philosophy of ministry at Valley View as well as the unique vision, mission, values, and strategy guiding this body to accomplish its purpose.

The Worship Pastor will lead all components of the worship programming including music, audio, video, lighting, creative elements and help in series planning. This is for both Sunday and Wednesday main services as well as various ministries in our strategic church programming.

The Worship Pastor supervises and develops worship leaders, as well as recruits, trains and fosters a culture of expertise in staff and all volunteers. This individual has a vision for Worship that supports and aligns with the model led by the Senior Pastor with distinction and continuous improvement.

The Worship Pastor serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team giving concern and leadership to the larger issues of the church outside of Worship Ministry. This position maintains a primary focus on the mission God has given Valley View but provides the essential leadership necessary to lead in the church’s strategic piece of Worshipping Together. The successful candidate shepherds those under their pastoral care in the Worship philosophy and vision of the church, and inspires those around him to join in the pursuit of the church Mission, Values, and Strategy.

What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Music or a related field is required, although a master’s degree in a similar field is preferred.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience leading a dynamic worship ministry in a local church of a similar size.
  • A background directing a contemporary choir is preferred.
  • A solid understanding of harmonies.
  • Capable of working with a variety of volunteers with musical knowledge and experience.
  • An ability to read music and create arrangements/charts as necessary.
  • Experience using in-ear monitors and utilizing click tracks on the platform when necessary.
  • Ability to assess and develop potential in volunteers.

About the Location:

Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky and the 27th largest city in the United States. Referred to as the northernmost southern city and as the southernmost northern city, Louisville is the most accessible city in the country, resulting in hosting many conferences. With its strategic location on the Ohio River, Louisville’s economy has been tied from the early days to its business sector. The city is home to Churchill Downs and the annual Kentucky Derby, the denominational headquarters for the Presbyterian Church of USA, and multiple Fortune 500 companies.

The University of Louisville is the major institution of higher education in the city, but there are a number of other colleges and graduate schools in the area as well, including the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Southern Baptist). The public schools of Louisville offer many school choice options for children, varying from science, arts, and aeronautics oriented schools. There are also many private Christian K-12 schools in Louisville. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Louisville had a population of 741,096. The area around Valley View Church (called Valley Station) is predominately a blue-collar, middle-income community, with an average household income around $45,000. The median age in Louisville is 37 years, and the ethnic demographic is 75% white and 20% African American. 

Ranking in the Top 5 in the country for offering cleanest water, the city is abounding with cultural activity and outdoors recreation, offering something for everyone. Louisville also hold the distinction of having the largest urban forest in America, the 8,000 acre Jefferson Memorial Forest. Two attractions that stand out are the Waterfront area along the Ohio River, with many shops, restaurants, and special exhibits, and the Louisville Slugger Bat Factory (Hillerich & Bradley), with tours offered to visitors. The Kentucky Center, in downtown Louisville, is home to plays and the Louisville Orchestra.