Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church, Chickamauga
Chickamauga, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 06/12/2018
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

First Baptist Church is located in Chickamauga, Georgia, a small, historic town located in the northwest corner of Georgia at the foot of Lookout Mountain.  Chickamauga is 18 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee and is centrally located between Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, and Birmingham.  


Though Chickamauga is small town we have a big task in front of us.  The purpose of the church is to make disciples. Within a 10-mile radius there are 100,000 people and more than 60% of them do not attend church regularly.  Over the years we developed a great reputation in our community through our visibility in the community and our incredible relationships with the local school systems (over 40 ministry initiatives within the schools this year alone).  We have made great strides in reaching the lost in our community as our church attendance has more than doubled in the last 18 months.  


Our average worship attendance is currently around 300 across three worship services 8:30 AM & 9:45 AM (contemporary) and 11 AM (traditional).  Our church staff includes a full-time student pastor, part-time children’s ministry director, and two part-time worship leaders (traditional and contemporary).  Our church also operates a preschool during the school year that creates ministry opportunities to those in our community.  




Candidates for the Senior Pastor position must meet the qualifications for a pastor found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, and 1 Peter 5:2-4.  


Candidates should possess the following qualities:


*Has exemplary character and is above reproach

*Believes the Bible is the inerrant and infallible word of God

*Is committed to faithful expositional preaching of God’s word

*Preaching style is engaging and diverse 

-i.e., Book studies, Christian life themes, Doctrinal studies, Theological studies, etc.

*Demonstrates the heart of a shepherd and sacrificially loves and cares for those under his care

*Believes that Jesus is the world’s only hope for salvation and that salvation is by faith alone  

 through grace alone

*Demonstrates spiritual and emotional maturity

*Has a desire to engage the community outside the walls of the church


General Responsibilities 


The following is a list of general responsibilities of the Senior Pastor:


*Supervise and provide leadership for the church staff

*Lead in the preparation of weekly 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM, and 11 AM worship services
*Administer the Lord’s Supper and baptism

*Provide leadership for outreach and discipleship ministries (Guest Services, Connect Track,  


*Provide pastoral care (Counseling, Weddings, Hospital Visits, Funerals)

*Develop leadership within the church

*Equip the people of FBC to serve utilizing their gifts and passions

*Provide clear direction and vision for the church 

*Be visible in the community and be active in building relationships with those in the 



Additional Information 


Additionally the ideal candidate will:

*Preferably have a Master’s degree from an accredited seminary 

*Preferably have at least three years experience pastoring a growing church 

*Have a track record of strong, Christ-centered leadership

*Have been licensed to the Gospel ministry and ordained


Salary is based on experience and education.  


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