Vacant Pulpit: First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Kentucky (deadline: 02/28/2020)


First Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY is seeking to hire the next Pastor of this historic 186 year old African American Church located in the capital of Kentucky. First Baptist is affiliated with the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky. The successful candidate will be an ordained minister with success as a spiritual leader and preacher/teacher of the Word of God, the candidate must also have a minimum of six years of successful pastoral or church ministry experience. Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a four year accredited college or university (A master’s degree from an accredited theological seminary is preferred). Must be ordained in the Baptist church.

The Pastor will serve as our spiritual leader and have the primary responsibilities of preaching and teaching the Word of God engaging in Pastoral Core Ministries and providing administrative leadership in all areas of the church:

  • Spiritual leader of the church
  • Inspiring leader and motivator
  • Leadership vision for the future of the church
  • Compassionate communicator and listener
  • Counselor for persons with personal/spiritual challenges
  • Experience growing church membership at all age levels
  • Informed decision maker
  • Knowledgeable about technology
  • Relationship builder inside the church and through community outreach
  • Willing to affiliate with the Progressive National Baptist Convention
  • Practice scripture based preaching
  • Plan and conduct Sunday worship service, Sunday school and bible study


  • Implement a vision for leading intergenerational ministries for children,

    youth and adults

  • Develop a total Christian Education program for all ministries of the Church



  • Develop programs and strategies that contribute to the overall financial health of the church
  • Supervise the general business of the church and its paid staff
  • Preside over church business meetings
  • Visit the sick and distressed members of the church
  • Officiate weddings and funerals
  • Counsel members in need
  • Work collaboratively with/supports all church ministries
  • Engage with other ministry leaders
  • Conduct annual revivals

    If you have been led by God to seek this position please complete our application by downloading it from our website: or by requesting it by email to Completed application with resume and cover letter can be sent by mail to Linda Robinson, Pastoral Search Committee, PO Box 131 Frankfort, KY 40602 or emailed to

    Deadline for submission of application packets February 28, 2020 at 11:59p.m. Eastern Time.


    Applicants should submit the following documents to be considered for this position:

    • Completed application
    • Cover letter
    • Resume/vitae
    • Copies of degrees, ministerial licenses, and certifications
    • Current photograph

      Please include your email address and telephone number in your cover letter or resume.

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Upon request applicants will provide information and consent for:

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (clergy, layperson, and personal)
  • Reference checks
  • Background checks
  • Educational/credential verification
  • Sample sermon (CD, DVD, You Tube link, MP4. etc)
  • Complete a Predictive Index assessment

    All information submitted will be handled in a confidential manner. Questions? Email us to:

    Application materials are to be mailed to: Mrs. Linda Robinson

    Pastoral Search Committee P.O Box 131
    Frankfort, KY 40602



100 Clinton St. Frankfort, KY 40601 502.223.5152

Please download application at

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