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Vanderbloemen Search Group

First Baptist Church Decatur - Minister of Music

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Decatur, Alabama, United States

Date Posted: 05/30/2017
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

FBC Decatur was chartered 175 years ago to serve the region of Decatur and currently averages 720 in worship and Sunday school attendance. The church currently provides two simultaneous worship services, a predominately traditional/blended service with choir, orchestra, piano and organ with 600 in attendance and a relaxed acoustic-led service aimed at new attendees. It is anticipated that upon hire of the Minister of Music, service times will be adjusted for an early (830-9am) and 11am service. Within the city and community, FBC is uniquely known for its authenticity, excellence in music, and servant-leadership.

The church seeks a Minister of Music who can be highly effective in relating to both traditional and modern demographics, while embodying the vision and beliefs of FBC Decatur in their ministerial duties.

Size - 700+
Location - Decatur, AL


About the Position:

The Minister of Music will seek excellence while leading a comprehensive ministry of music and worship to include congregation, choir, special music and orchestra. Individual will be a pastor first, with the ability to shepherd with humility, and a worship leader next, with capability to lead the congregation into a spirit-filled worship experience.

In essence, this position will lead all weekend worship services and maintain oversight of individuals and elements involving the worship experience. The ideal candidate will value both blended/traditional and contemporary elements, and discern and complement the worship culture of each service at FBC Decatur.

What We Are Searching For:

This individual will be a gifted musician possessing a servant–leadership mindset. Will possess an aptitude for recruiting, training, inspiring, and mobilizing individuals and teams. Minister will have a pastoral heart, a self-motivated work ethic, a strong familiarity with a diverse range of worship music, and an appreciation for intergenerational worship.


Requires BS/BA with experience within a church music program. Post graduate work from an accredited seminary or university music program a plus.

  • Effectively lead music, worship, choir, and orchestra ministries
  • Demonstrate strong, encouraging, and affirming leadership attributes.
  • Ability to fellowship and collaborate within music/worship teams.
  • Ability to read music, adapt music, and conduct musicians.
  • Comfortable praying in public and a confident stage presence.
  • An independent and result-oriented work ethic.
  • Relate across intergenerational spectrums through worship.
  • Working knowledge of audio/visual technology for worship.
  • Comfortable with in-ear system.

About the Location:

FBC is located in Decatur, Alabama, in the heart of the beautiful Tennessee Valley, an area that is convenient, affordable and offers a high quality of life. The city is centrally located in north Alabama; Decatur is less than 30 minutes from Huntsville, 80 miles north of Birmingham and 120 south of Nashville.

From families whose ancestors first settled this fertile river valley to newcomers who move to the area because of the progressive business environment, affordable housing and abundance of public parks, Decatur’s welcoming spirit and sense of community are what make it home to 56,000 citizens comprising of diverse group of people. The city’s award-winning schools and family-friendly, safe neighborhoods make Decatur a great place to raise a family. Advanced healthcare services are available here as well, including two hospitals, an oncology center, psychiatric hospital, and extensive medical specialties.Decatur’s business climate is as progressive as it is diverse. It houses industrial giants such as United Launch Alliance, Nucor Steel, Daikin America, and 3M as well as award-winning small retailers like Big Bob Gibson’s Barbecue and Morgan Price Candy Company.

In addition to three historic districts and Decatur’s unique shopping and dining experiences, Decatur is home to a thriving arts and educational community. From the state of the art Alabama Center for the Arts to the heralded Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, there is never a shortage of creative inspiration or artistic outlets. The Carnegie Visual Arts Center (adjacent to FBC) offers a host of exhibits, classes, and events featuring all mediums of visual art.

With a rich heritage and dynamic future, Decatur seeks to continue to pursue the economic prosperity, cultural diversity, and community spirit that make this the City of Opportunity.