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Heart of the Canyons Church

Campus Pastor - Sunland

Heart of the Canyons Church
Sunland, California, United States

Date Posted: 07/03/2017
Categories: Campus Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Campus Pastor – Sunland location



What are we looking for?

Passionate about reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  Excited about replanting churches in a diverse community?  If you are, then we need to talk with you!  Because that’s exactly the type of person we are looking for.  This will be hard work, but will bear fruit for eternity.


About Heart of the Canyons

We are a Southern Baptist network of churches in Santa Clarita, California.  Our mission is to (1) give everyone in our community the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and (2) give those same people the ability to attend a gospel-centered church through our network of campuses.  There are two current locations, in Canyon Country (planted in 1990) and Newhall (acquired in 2015).  We are currently in the process of acquiring another church in Sunland, which will be completed very soon.



  • Commitment to seeing everyone within their sphere of influence have an encounter with the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • People-person who is energized by contacts with diverse groups
  • Communicates God’s word in a clear and relevant way
  • Has a God-sized vision for reaching their community with the Gospel
  • Leads from a position of Christ-like humility and strength



  • Lead the discipleship and ministry functions for the church campus
  • Preach weekly at the campus (at least three weeks per month)
  • Recruit, train, and lead teams of volunteers in various areas
  • Provide pastoral leadership and care to the flock at the campus



  • Build relationships in the community to allow the spread of the Gospel through the church and its people
  • Meet weekly as part of the teaching team to develop sermon series and individual messages
  • Meet weekly as part of the campus pastor team to coordinate ministries and programs across the network
  • Directly lead and oversee all campus staff and volunteers



  • Strong commitment to personal spiritual disciplines, including Bible study, prayer, service, and generosity
  • Passion for seeing people come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Proven people and leadership skills
  • Unquestioned drive, discipline, and self-motivation under the Lordship of Christ
  • Teaching skills that engage their audience and inspire action



  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible pastoral leadership
  • Seminary degree is strongly preferred, but not absolutely necessary
  • Agreement with our beliefs, doctrine, and practices
  • Humbly follow the leadership of Jesus Christ and our pastoral leaders
  • Willingness to endure the hard work and sacrifice of church planting/replanting in view of the eternal rewards
  • Have fun while serving our great and wonderful God!


Additional Information:

  • Must be willing to relocate to the community where the church property exists (in this case, Sunland, CA)
  • The church owns a house (parsonage) with three bedrooms and two bathrooms which is available and is included with this position


To apply for this position:

  • Please send the following to
  • Your resume and cover letter
  • Video (or audio if video is not available) of preaching in a church setting. A link to the video or audio will also be fine, as long as access to it is not restricted or lost during the application and interview process.
  • A current photograph
  • Please put “Campus Pastor – Sunland” in the subject line of your email