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Salem Evangelical Free Church

Senior Pastor

Salem Evangelical Free Church
Florissant, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 06/07/2017
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

We believe that God intends for us to grow in worship as we see God for who He is, grow in goodness as we walk with Jesus through life, grow in love and service to others, and grow in sharing the good news of God in the world.


One of the ways we are intentionally living out that purpose as a community is through the Kulture — a holistic ministry offering lasting hope to youth and young adults through transformative relationships with peers, mentors, and Jesus Christ.


Salem is an evangelical church serving residents of many St Louis area neighborhoods including Florissant, Ferguson, Hazelwood, Maryland Heights and Granite City, IL. Salem was founded in 1885 by German immigrants under the Evangelical and Reformed Denomination. Though our congregation is over 130 years old, we are passionate as ever about the good news of Jesus Christ and the relevance of His Word to all of life.


Salem Church is seeking a Pastor to provide spiritual vision and leadership to our church family and greater community.


Spiritual and Character Qualifications

  • Our pastor shall meet the spiritual qualifications listed in 1st Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, and 1st Peter 5:2-3. He shall provide a model of Christlikeness (1st Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:7-8; 1st Corinthians 11:1).
  • He shall have a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. He shall be a man of prayer with a shepherd’s heart.
  • He shall demonstrate initiative, but also, the willingness to take direction from (and being accountable to) the church elders.
  • He shall have a passion for seeing Salem church reach non-believers in the community, regardless of age or race.
  • He shall be committed to see Salem church reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of its community, both in its leadership and its congregation.
  • Theologically the Senior Pastor must align well with the Evangelical Free Church of America statement of faith.


  • Work with leadership to establish, communicate and implement the vision for the church.
  • Regular preaching and teaching of God’s Word.
  • Modeling outreach through the church’s ministries and by becoming a visible representative of the church in the community.
  • Growing disciples in the church and enabling them to disciple others.
  • Provide pastoral care and counseling to the congregation.
  • Provide counsel, support and servant leadership for the existing staff consisting of an Associate Pastor (full time), Music Director (part time), Church Secretary (part time) and Caretaker (part time).
  • Provide counsel, support and servant leadership for the lay leadership (elders and deacons).
When submitting an application, please include links to recent sermons.