North Parkersburg Baptist Church - Worship Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States

Date Posted: 05/30/2018
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization:

The early years  - beginning in 1913 with a small group of just 41 people - were marked with an unwavering faith in God and a devotion to His mission of impacting the lives of people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. North Parkersburg Baptist Church was planted, and ministries were established and facilities were built to accomplish His mission.  After the first pastor was called and construction began on a building, the church would see many seasons of great growth and provision and faithfulness. Over the first thirty years, the church was completely remodeled and expanded to address this great growth. The expansion of the Sanctuary particularly provided comfortable seating and a tangible evidence of the ways God was working through North Parkersburg Baptist Church. Throughout the decades, the church developed and change as more people began to experience the love of Jesus Christ. Ministries have been added to promote Christian education; outreach in the community has been expanded; clinics were founded to provide care through foreign missions; and people have remained faithful to ministering each week to the needs of others.

New ministries and continued growth has happened as the church constantly seeks God’s direction for future growth of the church and the impact the body of Christ can make on this community and the world. Although the method of ministry may have adapted over time, sharing the message of the gospel has remained the sole purpose of each person serving at North. As they celebrate the legacy of those that have paved the way, they now and forever choose to be a community of believers where, no matter who you are, you can experience life change through Jesus Christ.



About the Position:

The Worship Pastor, under the supervision of Church Administrator, will design and execute an engaging contemporary worship experience for our weekly services.  This individual will provide oversight to a team of volunteers in our Platform Ministries using elements that include but are not limited to musical worship, special music, drama and technical arts.


What We Are Searching For / Qualifications:

Goals and Expectations

The effective Worship Pastor will achieve the following goals during the first 12 months of work:

  • Worship Leading- Develop and mentor worship leaders for services while serving on the Worship Leader Rotation
  • Provide oversight to Volunteer Ministry Leaders (Band, Vocals, Tech, Drama)
  • Lead weekly rehearsals & service run-thru
  • Administrative duties involved in weekly Ministry responsibilities
  • Perform pastoral duties including visitations, wedding and funerals as needed


A bachelor’s degree or higher in music or a related field is required for this position. A seminary degree is not required.


The ideal candidate for this role will have 3-5 years experience leading a  worship ministry and building teams.

About the Location:

Parkersburg, West Virginia is a place with a great small town feel. It’s a place people call home - it isn’t a transient community and people like to put down roots. Without the metropolitan allure of a big city, visitors can see Parkersburg is a great place for families with good schools, and a great place to enjoy all the things West Virginia has to offer - the best of white water rafting, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking trails and more.

Major employers including the Bureau of Fiscal Services, insurance companies, business in the healthcare industry including hospitals, bring business to the area.

If you’re looking for a city experience, Columbus, Ohio, is just a short drive away. Parks, museums, midwestern restaurants are just a few of the great amenities Columbus offers. In Parkersburg, sports loyalty runs deep. Other popular pastimes enjoyed in the town include frisbee golf on a great course, concerts, and plays the Parkersburg Actors Guild and concerts and shows at the People’s Bank Theater in Marietta, Ohio- just 15 minutes away.  

For families, great schools in the area offer a top-notch education. North Parkersburg Baptist offers one of the best private Christian schools for elementary kids, although the public school system is also a great option. Homeschool and collaborative schooling options are also popular in the area, adding to the family values-driven community. Parkersburg, in beautiful West Virginia, is a great place to call home.



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