First Baptist Church of Elba is seeking a godly man to lead our church. In addition to being a sound Bible teacher, a qualified candidate should have strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. A seminary degree and pastoral experience
are encouraged. A potential pastor should fulfill the scriptural qualifications for an elder as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
First Baptist Church of Elba is an independent, Bible-believing Baptist church. The church was founded in 1820 and currently serves about 60 parishioners weekly. Our service contains both traditional and contemporary praise elements. With a strong
focus on missions, we currently support 14 missionaries and Christian organizations. In addition to worship service and Sunday school, we offer weekly Bible study and children's Bible club, VBS, and women's ministry. As part of our articles of faith, we
believe that the scriptures of the old and new testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16,17) (2 Peter 1:20,21).
Our church is located in Elba, NY. Elba is a charming small village of 676 residents (or as the signs says "pop. just right") located about halfway between Buffalo and Rochester. A thriving agricultural community, Elba is home to two of the top 100
farms in the country. Its biggest cash crop being the onion, Elba is the self-proclaimed "Onion Capital of the World". Major retailers and popular chain restaurants are just 6 miles away in close by Batavia, NY. Elba Central School is a short walk from
the parsonage and church. Home of the Lancers, Elba Central School has a total enrollment of about 500 students K-12. Located in the western New York region, Elba enjoys four seasons of weather, each with their own unique outdoor activities.
We are offering a competitive salary along with a benefit package including health insurance, life insurance, and retirement. A 2,300 square foot parsonage located across the street from the church is available, or a housing allowance could be negotiated.
Potential applicants please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the church address with attention to the pulpit committee.