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Senior Pastor

La Grange Bible Church
La Grange, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 09/12/2017
Categories: Christian Teacher - Counseling - Discipleship Pastor - Evangelism Pastor - Executive Pastor - Outreach - Senior Adult Pastor - Senior Pastor - Teaching Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Senior Pastor Full-Time

LaGrange Bible Church

LaGrange, Illinois USA


Denomination:       Bible Church (Non-denominational)

Church Size:         300+

Job Type:              Full-time Senior Pasor

Desired Start:       May 2018


La Grange Bible Church (LGBC) of LaGrange, IL is seeking a Senior Pastor to lead the congregation to continue God’s work both in the Western Suburbs of Chicago and around the globe. Beginning in May 2018 our Senior Pastor will retire after serving the Lord faithfully at LaGrange Bible Church for 30+ years.


Since its inception in 1906, LGBC has believed that our mission is, for the glory of God, to love God and love others as we seek to make and grow disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a missions-minded church supporting missionaries both foreign and domestic.


The pastor we seek must meet the biblical qualifications of 1 Timothy 3: 1-7 and Titus 1:6-9, as well as demonstrate a clear giftedness for preaching God’s Word in a relevant, Biblical and engaging expository manner. We are looking for a pastor who can implement a vision of the future that can be collaboratively developed with church leadership, and that can serve not only our church, but continue our outreach to the community with particular emphasis on the younger generations.


Below is a profile of the man we believe God will call to LGBC:


Personal Characteristics:

  • He will have a clear testimony of faith in Christ and a life that exhibits holy living.

  • He will have a Shepherd’s Heart and a heart for evangelism.

  • He will be a man of prayer, sensitive to the needs of the congregation and the


  • He will be a good communicator, and willing to employ digital media


  • He will have a strong work ethic consistent with the demanding nature of a life in


  • Our ideal candidate will have senior pastoral experience.

  • He will have a family of his own and a wife who is fully supportive of his calling to

    pastoral ministry.

  • A Master of Divinity is preferred, but other degrees will be considered.

  • He must agree fully with the LaGrange Bible Church beliefs and Constitution. He must be ordained.




    • Serve as Head Elder and alongside the Elder Board to provide the overall spiritual vision and leadership of the church.

    • Serve as the primary preaching and teaching pastor.

    • Assist in developing and equipping leaders within the church body.

    • Lead, supervise and evaluate the pastoral and other paid staff.

    • Work with the elders, staff and volunteers to oversee the development and

      implementation of ministry objectives.

    • Identify areas of church ministry that need improvement and reinforcement, and

      then implement necessary changes.

    • Participate in pastoral care functions as needed: funerals, weddings, counseling

      and visitation. Develop ways to equip volunteers to also minister to the church body.


      If interested in this position please send resume and Cover Letter to:


      For additional information about LaGrange Bible Church visit website below:


      Beliefs, Constitution and history: