Associate Pastor

GateWay Church of Visalia
Visalia, California, United States

Date Posted: 05/15/2018
Categories: Associate Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

GateWay Church

1100 S. Sowell St

Visalia CA, 93277




Associate Pastor Job Overview:


The Associate Pastor provides leadership and oversight to multiple areas of ministry at GateWay Church. They invite, connect and develop leaders through relationship, communicating vision, ministry responsibilities, and integrate them into the life of the church. They are to be a developer, a doer, and able to train and equip leaders. They also serve the people of GateWay through personal ministry and care for them. The position is directly responsible to the Senior Pastor of GateWay Church, Ed Kemp.


Lifestyle Expectations:


  • Profess faith in the Lord God and spend regular time talking with Him and reading His Word.

  • Continue to grow spiritually and professionally through reading, listening to training resources, taking classes and attending conferences and seminars.

  • To personally pursue a maturing relationship with Jesus Christ and to set a Christ-like example in words and actions for the congregation, both young and old alike.

  • Integrate into healthy staff relationships.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Meet weekly with the Senior Pastor to coordinate ministry priorities and responsibilities. This person is not the creator of the vision, but one of the key personnel responsible for modeling and carrying it out.

  • Participate in staff meetings, serve on the Senior Management Team, and meet individually with staff, as directed by the Senior Pastor.

  • Step into ministry areas, as directed by the Senior Pastor, and keep him thoroughly informed of ministry accomplishments, concerns and future plans.

  • Be a builder, equipper, and organizer of teams.

  • Maintain excellent relationships and open communication with all staff.

  • Clearly communicate ministry direction, event details and opportunities for involvement with the people of the church.

  • Teach and preach as assigned by the Senior Pastor. Includes trainings and chapels for the staff and other ministry leaders.

  • Participate regularly in weekend worship programs, with significant platform opportunities and leadership.

  • Perform baptisms, weddings, funerals, hospital visits and counseling as necessary.

  • Serve in outreach events and within other ministries as part of the GateWay Pastoral Team.


Hours & Compensation:


  • Full-time, salaried

  • $40,000 - $65,000/year plus benefits


To Apply:


  • Please email cover letter resume to Lacy Blaszak at

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