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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Crossroads Church - Executive Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Turlock, California, United States

Date Posted: 05/05/2017
Categories: Executive Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization: 

The 110-year old church first established its roots in 1907, in the Central Valley region of California. Boasting a Swedish heritage, the church was envisioned by twelve friends, whose descendants still attend the church today. Over the years, the church added facilities, expanded ministries, reaching people for Christ, and drawn quality leadership into its walls. One of its key milestones, among others, was adding “Crossroads Church” to its denominational name in 2008 (Evangelical Free), and changing the constitution and bylaws to more efficiently run the church. The church remains strong and committed to reaching out to the lost in the community and beyond.

Today, with a steady attendance of 600+, Crossroads Church is one of three largest churches in the city, remaking itself to be a force for change both locally and globally. It is uniquely known for its doctrinally conservative principles, seeker sensitive leaning, and biblically solid preaching, as they strive towards transforming people into passionate Christ-followers.


Size - 600+
Denomination - Evangelical Free
Location - Turlock, CA

About the Position:

Generally, the Executive Pastor of Crossroads Church will assist the Senior Pastor in the development and implemention of necessary structures and strategies to accomplish the vision and mission of the Senior Pastor. More specifically, this position will provide pastoral oversight to all systems, programs, and ministries pertaining to the general operation of Crossroads Church.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess clarity of a call to ministry that fuels an insatiable passion towards the work of the church and to be successful in this role at Crossroads Church. They will be a high-performing executor, a competent manager of staff and a strong administrator. They will largely be responsible for offering strategic foresight to the Senior Pastor as they pastor and coach the staff team together.

What We Are Searching For:

They will be a gifted administrator with the ability to offer sound input to the Senior Pastor and operational oversight to staff and finances. A background in the business field in an area related to accounting, finance, or administration would be highly beneficial. They will have 5-10 years of demonstrable experience, at minimum, in leadership and staff oversight. Although not an essential qualifier, it is desired that this individual has previous full-time church staff experience and is technologically savvy.

A successful prospect for this role will display a seamless combination of ‘operations’ and ‘ministry leadership.’


An undergraduate degree is required for this position. The ideal qualities of the candidate will consist of the following:

Driven leader
Strategic wiring
Meticulously organized
Result oriented
People centric
Gifted communicator
Collaborative team player
Financial competency
Fun and amiable

About the Location: 

In the heart of California's Central Valley, belonging to the Modesto metro region, Turlock is the second largest city in Stanislaus County with a population that has grown steadily from 13,992 in 1970 to roughly 70,000 today. Home of California State University Stanislaus (CSUS), Turlock provides an unusual opportunity to combine a quality learning environment with relaxed rural living.

Cultural art experiences, sports activities, twenty four parks, sixteen schools, a full range of medical facilities and the attractiveness of the nearby Mother Lode, San Francisco Bay area and the Sierra Nevada add to the pleasure of living in Turlock.

Turlock is replete with things to see and do. The Turlock Historical Museum is located in the heart of the city's historical downtown district. The Lawton Doll Company is a unique venue where visitors can view first-hand the porcelain doll making process. The Hilmar Cheese Company offers tours, cheese tasting, and insight into the intricacies of the cheese-making process. One of Turlock's hidden treasures is the Great Impressions Art and Antiques Gallery, home to over 2,000 original works of art in a large variety of styles. Theatrical and musical performances can be found at the Turlock Community Theatre and on the CSUS campus. Art gallery displays are available at the Carnegie Center and West Main Art Gallery.

Today, with an ever-increasing population, Turlock has achieved its early city planning goals of creating a safe environment, a strong school system and maintaining its hometown atmosphere. Over the years, Turlock has become economically sound and agriculturally elite and continues to seek growth and development that complements the city's business and industry and the needs of its residents.