Category Archives: Vacant Pulpits

Vacant Pulpit: Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, KY

SEEKING PASTOR- Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, located at 443 E. Kentucky St, Louisville, KY is actively looking for a Pastor (full-time) that God has chosen to lead us into the future.

We are 119 years strong with only 3 pastors leading this unique flock. Our loving, motivated, and compassionate congregation needs a dynamic visionary to lead us.

If your desire is to serve as shepherd, teacher and administrator of an urban church, we invite you to apply.

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church
443 East Kentucky Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Vacant Pulpit: Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, TX (Deadline: 03/17/2020)

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Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church

1819 North Washington Street

Dallas, Texas 75204

Patricia Bradford, Secretary Pulpit Committee

Leon Kilpatrick, Chairman Pulpit Committee

214-823-7308

Pastoral Vacancy Announcement Full – Time Senior Pastor

Opening Date: December 17, 2019

Closing Date: March 17, 2020

The Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church (PRMBC) was organized in September 1935 and moved to its current location in 1985. Located in the mid-town of Dallas, Texas with a population over three million, PRMBC has experienced significant growth in membership. Countless ministries have been added, and we continue to enhance the Kingdom of God. Through this church family, more than 4,500 souls have been added to the Kingdom of God. Now seeking its fourth pastor in 85 years, PRMBC with its rich tradition, will continue to press toward the mark of the higher calling, which is saving souls for Christ.

The pastor is retiring after 30 years of exceptional service. The Pulpit Committee, representing the membership of the church, is prayerfully searching for the next Senior Pastor.

HOW TO APPLY–Interested and qualified persons must submit a candidate package consisting of the following documentation by the due date:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Affirmation of awards and achievements
  4. Three (3) letters of references-The letter must highlight the candidate’s pastoral and personal

    skills and characteristics.

  5. Copies of college/university transcripts
  6. Copy of Ordination Certificate
  7. Current color photograph (no larger than 5×7)

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The preferred successful candidate will meet or exceed the following requirements and desires:

  • Be a licensed, ordained, Baptist minister who has received the divine call and demonstrated commitment to the call
  • Be led by the Holy Spirit; a person of prayer with strong faith and Godly character in both personal life and professional ministry
  • Clearly understands and ensures the church adheres to the practice of Baptist doctrine, ordinances, and governance
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and accredited seminary training, Master’s Degree (or higher) from an accredited seminary is preferred
  • Have a minimum of 6 years of pastoral experience in congregational preaching and teaching
  • Responsible for managing all administrative functions and organizational leadership development
  • Oversees the compilation of the church budget, assures that checks and balances are in place and

    assures adherence to the same

  • Be an effective communicator and demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver biblically sound

    sermons and lessons

  • Lead by example and work cooperatively with the ministers, officers, administrative staff, and

    congregants to achieve agreed upon goals and objectives

  • Effectively and timely handle conflicts within the church and any disciplinary issues that may

    arise

  • Articulate a vision for the church that emphasizes spiritual growth and development with a focus

    on the youth and young adult population

  • Support and participate in local, associational, state, and National Baptist Convention of America,

    Incorporated programs and activities

  • Serve to provide spiritual leadership that motivates the congregation to live in service for Christ
  • Final candidates must agree to a drug test, criminal background check, and credit and financial

    history review

  • Salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience

    SUBMIT COMPLETE CANDIDATE PACKAGE TO THE FOLLOWING:

    Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
    Dr. Leon Kilpatrick, Pulpit Committee Chair P.O. Box 190506
    Dallas, Texas 75219-9998

    Or
    Submit completed candidate package electronically to pas_search@pilgrimrestdallas.org

    Incomplete packages will not be considered.

    Submitted candidate packages must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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Vacant Pulpit: New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan

Snapshot

Denomination: Baptist

Weekly Attendance: 700

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Vanderbloemen is honored to present this role.  www.Vanderbloemen.com/jobs

The role: The Senior Pastor for New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church will be a visionary individual with a proven track record of high capacity leadership with ever increasing responsibility. They will be highly relational and able to work with church leadership, ministerial staff, and the congregation at large.

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Meet New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church

In June of 1924, a few officers and members of Mount Beulah banded together and organized a church which they named Mount Lebanon Baptist Church. Two ministers worked together in the organization of the church. This small, faithful group of people purchased a lot at 20470 Wisconsin in Detroit. More people moved into the area, joined Mount Lebanon Baptist Church and the name was changed to First Baptist Church.

Reverend Charles B. Heath was called as pastor in the spring of 1939. Much was accomplished under Reverend Heath’s administration. Due to the fact that there were two churches in Detroit with the same name, Reverend Heath had the church change its name from First Baptist to New Prospect Baptist Church.

In early 1960, the church purchased the church at 6330 Pembroke. Reverend Heath pastored the church for 28 years until his death in 1967.

In early 1968, Reverend Dr. S. Leon Whitney from Jackson, Mississippi was called to lead New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. Under his leadership, more property at the Pembroke location was obtained, and the facilities were expanded. There was much growth under Reverend Whitney until his death in 1989. Two other pastors served until March 1999.

On March 1, 1999, history was made in Detroit. Reverend Wilma Robena Johnson, a female Assistant Pastor at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, was elected Senior Pastor of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. Under Reverend Johnson’s leadership, the old sanctuary was remodeled and converted to administrative offices and multipurpose rooms. In 2009, construction was completed on a $7.5 million Light Center that included a worship chapel, library, bookstore, nursery, fine arts center, and classrooms. In addition to the physical footprint, the ministry footprint was broadened; the church partnered with a local elementary school to establish an afterschool program to provide tutoring and enrichment activities, provide monthly worship services and meals to residents at a low income housing complex; minister to senior citizens in three different nursing homes, and provide a monthly distribution of food to members of the community from the church’s food pantry. Other active ministries include Sunday School, Christian Education, Prison/Correction, Cancer Support, Bereavement and Hope Support, Children and Youth, Evangelism Outreach, Married Couples, and Seasoned Senior Citizens.

In 2016, God called Reverend Johnson home to her eternal reward after a long battle with cancer. She left a rich legacy of faith, godliness, and perseverance. New Prospect has since been led under the very capable leadership of its ministerial staff. We have now come to a new season of ministry and seek God’s will to find our next Senior Pastor.

The vision for the future is to strengthen our existing ministries and to be a church that provides programs and activities that address the needs of all groups, including baby boomers, Generation Xs, millennials, youth, children, and all others. New Prospect also desires to continue and strengthen their ongoing relationships with local community groups and organizations.

About the Senior Pastor

The ideal candidate will be spiritually mature and possess a passionate love for God, His Church, the community, and reaching the world for Jesus Christ. They must be a creative preacher/teacher, able to powerfully teach God’s Word, and have demonstrated ability to effectively connect people to Christ and the church.

They will develop and cast the mission, vision, and values of New Prospect and work with the ministry leaders to identify and align ministry strategies to fulfill the church’s mission to the community.

The Senior Pastor will: 

  • Encourage and promote a strong sense of unity and increasing spiritual health.
  • Win the trust and respect of leaders and the congregation.
  • Gain the trust and respect of the ministerial staff.
  • Oversee metrics that will show demonstrated attendance increases.
  • Promote and oversee increased financial support in all areas.
  • Work with church leadership in developing a strategic plan for the foreseeable future.
  • Cast new vision for church ministries, community outreach, numerical and spiritual growth.
  • Encourage and assist Trustees, Deacons, Staff, and Congregation in accomplishing the mission.

General Duties

  • Be the spiritual and ecclesiastical leader of the Church responsible for preaching and teaching the gospel, administering the ordinances of baptism and Holy Communion and promoting its spiritual growth.
  • Work with the leadership team to guide and direct the church in all other major matters.
  • Jointly approve, with the leadership team and the Deacon Ministry, spiritual and doctrinal matters of the church, prior to their presentation to the church body.
  • Supervise all church staff, administrative functions, church ministries, and pulpit functions.
  • Plan and conduct Sunday worship services, conduct traditional weddings, funerals, memorials, revival services, church business meetings, etc.
  • Represent the church at local Council of Baptist Pastors meetings.
  • Represent the church at local, state, and national conventions.
  • Select and approve the training of members to serve on the Trustee Ministry.
  • Select members to serve on the Deacon Ministry.
  • Provide training to and ordination of Deacons.
  • Be responsible for the training, licensing, and ordination of Ministers as appropriate.
  • Provide final approval of all ministry chairpersons.
  • Serve as an ex officio member of all ministries and special committees with voting rights and privileges as warranted.

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What you bring: 

Education

  • Must have an undergraduate degree or higher from an accredited college or university, as well as a seminary degree from an- accredited school, college, or university.
  • Must be licensed and ordained in accordance with Baptist Church principles and concepts.

Experience

  • Must have a minimum of five years of experience as a Baptist Pastor, Associate Pastor, or Assistant to the Pastor.

Personal Characteristics

  • Possesses strong leadership skills.
  • Is highly organizational and able to give guidance to all ministries.
  • Is a highly effective communicator of God’s Word.
  • Is acutely knowledgeable of doctrine and theology.
  • Possesses a heart for the community and City of Detroit.
  • Is involved with social justice issues as warranted.
  • Possesses a shepherd’s heart for those attending New Prospect.
  • Demonstrates high emotional intelligence and is highly relational – loves people.

Qualifications

Required competencies and characteristics for the position of Senior Pastor at New Prospect Baptist Church are as follows:

  • Must be able to provide evidence of managing a team as well as proven administrative skills and abilities.
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills with evidence of planning, teaching, and conducting worship services as well as teaching Bible study.
  • Has a defined plan that emphasizes spiritual development, Christian education, and membership retention.
  • Evidence of having developed programs and/or initiatives designed to integrate the participation of children, youth, and young adults in the life of the Church.
  • Evidence of how you have or how you envision the use of modern technology to enhance the worship experience.

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What it’s like to live in Detroit, Michigan: 

Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2017 estimated population of 673,104, making it the 23rd-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture, and design. Detroit is also known for Muscle cars, Motown, Techno music, a culture capital, foodie magnet, and trendsetting. Detroit is a tenacious, enduring, and persevering city long associated with industry and automobiles.

Detroit was noted as one of the top travel destinations in the world for – 2018, with  the New York Times naming it one of the world’s top places to go in 2017, Detroit is capturing worldwide attention. The city’s rich musical and industrial heritage is more alive than ever before, mingling with an ever-expanding array of museums, performing arts, events, and international cuisine as considerable development in the city contributes to its growth and popularity

Vacant Pulpit: West Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky (Deadline: Extended to 12/14/2019)

WEST CHESTNUT STREET BAPTIST CHURCH PASTORAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSING DATE: November 27, 2019

West Chestnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky is prayerfully seeking candidates to apply for the position of full-time Senior Pastor. West Chestnut is a historic church—133 years old—rich in family connections, community values, and the utmost trust and faith in God. We are looking for a pastor called by God and who exemplifies the characteristics outlined in 1Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9 (NIV). We desire a candidate immersed in Biblical principles, models a strong prayer life, and practices scripture-based preaching.

SCOPE OF THE POSITION

  • Spiritual leader of the church
  • Inspiring leader and motivator
  • Leadership vision for the future of the church
  • Strong focus on Sunday School and Bible Study ministries
  • Compassionate communicator and listener
  • Counselor for persons with personal/spiritual challenges
  • Experience growing church membership at all age levels
  • Informed decision maker
  • Gregarious in nature and spirit
  • Knowledgeable about technology
  • Relationship builder inside the church and through community outreach
  • Willing to affiliate with the Progressive National Baptist Convention

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Practice scripture-based preaching
  • Plan and conduct Sunday worship service
  • Implement a vision for leading intergenerational ministries with a focus on 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
  • Coordinate and lead evangelism efforts
  • Counsel members in need
  • Work collaboratively with/supports all church ministries
  • Engage with other ministry leaders
  • Maintain an active presence in the community as an ambassador for the church

QUALIFICATIONS

Must have 6-10 years of successful pastoral or church ministry experience.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university in religious studies. (A Master’s degree from an accredited theological seminary is preferred.) Must be licensed and ordained in the Baptist church.
Must possess personal character and financial standing that is above reproach.

HOW TO APPLY

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

  • 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.

    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 at: westchestnutstreetcommittee@yahoo.com

    Application materials should be mailed to : Pastor Search Committee
    West Chestnut Street Baptist Church P.O. Box 3385
    Louisville, KY 40201

    Applications must be received by Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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

IMG_4966FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 100 CLINTON STREET FRANKFORT, KY 40601 SEEKING PASTOR

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

    ministries

  • Implement a vision for leading intergenerational ministries for children,

    youth and adults

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

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  • 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: http://www.firstbaptistfrankfortky.com or by requesting it by email to searchcommittee@firstbaptistfrankfortky.com. 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 searchcommittee@firstbaptistfrankfortky.com

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

    HOW TO APPLY

    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:

    searchcommittee@firstbaptistchurchfrankfortky.com

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

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

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APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT PASTOR, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
100 Clinton St. Frankfort, KY 40601 502.223.5152

Please download application at http://www.firstbaptistfrankfortky.com

Vacant Pulpit: Mount Airy Missionary Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri

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Vacant Pulpit: First Baptist Church Bracktown, Lexington, Kentucky (Deadline: 9/30/2019)

First Baptist Church — Bracktown (located in Lexington, KY) is seeking a visionary Pastor, led by God, who aligns with the qualifications presented in 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9; and Peter 5:1-4. The candidate must be a transformational leader, committed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach sound Baptist doctrine and engage in all pastoral duties as assigned.

A successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • ●  Must be a licensed and ordained Baptist Minister called by God
  • ●  Possess a four-year degree in an appropriate discipline (Master’s preferred)
  • ●  Pastoral experience preferred (at least at the associate pastor level)
  • ●  Ability to develop and deliver biblically sound and spirit-filled sermons that appeal to the people and connect with their current life experiences
  • ●  Ability to teach bible study and Sunday school lessons that further increase spiritual growth among members
  • ●  Provide proof of strong administrative and communication skills
  • ●  Ability to articulate a vision for the church that emphasizes Christian education,evangelism, discipleship and empowerment
  • ●  Have a record of successfully connecting with younger church members (i.e. millennials) and showing respect and admiration for senior members
  • ●  Demonstrated ability to effectively work in harmony with Deacons, Trustees, other church leaders and the congregation in general
  • ●  Documented success in establishing initiatives that promote church growth and membership retention
  • ●  Has a track record as a revered community leader/activist with a desire to continue civic engagement
  • ●  Have specific goals to increase the church’s role in evangelism/outreach; (e.g. ability to plan and implement collaborations with other local churches and the community at large)
  • ●  Possess financial/business acumen

    Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee the spiritual development of the church body through biblically sound preaching and teaching that is life changing and relevant; Implement a plan to perpetuate the church’s growth both spiritually and numerically; Take heed to the needs, care and nurturing of the church membership through visitation and pastoral care; Function as a servant leader that provides direction to ministry leaders, church ministries and staff; Promote tithing, offering and sacrificial giving as God’s way of financially supporting His church as taught in Malachi 3:10; Demonstrate compassion and character above reproach, reflective of Jesus Christ and leads the church through inspirations from God; Employ means of accessibility to the congregation by establishing and maintaining office hours, etc.

    Complete applications should contain the following: A cover letter, A current resume, Copy of ministerial license, Certificate of Ordination, 3 Reference Letters (including Letter from a Pastor, Letter from a layperson, Personal letter from a non-relative)

Final candidates will be notified and requested to provide additional information later in the selection process. Final candidates must consent to confidential background checks (including references, criminal history, drug screening, and credit/financial history review).

All application packet materials should be emailed to the email address below beginning July 1st and no later than September 30th, 2019.

pastoralsearch@bracktown.org

Vacant Pulpit: Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Deadline: 9/30/2019)

The oldest Black Baptist church in New Mexico (an affiliate of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.) is currently seeking an experienced, born again, bible believing ordained Baptist minister who is excellent with interpersonal relationships. All candidates must provide a proven record of active participation in their District Associations, State and National Convention. A proven record of growth and development of ministries at your previous/present church is required. All educational and personal experiences that are spiritually based will be considered. A strong belief in Baptist doctrine i.e., “The Articles of Faith, and the two ordinances: “Baptism by Immersion” and “The Lord’s Supper” is a must. All interested candidates should forward a resume to Mount Olive Baptist Church, Attn Search Committee Chairman via email: mombc.finance@gmail.com or 2401 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM  87106. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2019.

Vacant Pulpit: Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Fresno, California

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Vacant Pulpit: Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church, Shelbyville, KY (deadline: November 30, 2018)

Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church located in Shelbyville, Kentucky is seeking a Senior Pastor, who is called and dedicated to the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Senior Pastor preferably will be bi-vocational. The Pastor shall be guided by the principles set forth in 1stTimothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. The Senior Pastor is the leader of the church and is responsible for leading the church to the fulfillment of its mission and vision in accordance with the teaching of the Holy Scriptures/Spirit, Church covenant, and Evangelistic principles necessary for discipleship and the winning of lost souls. The Pastor shall be a believer in the basic doctrine of the Baptist Church and a committed Preacher of the Gospel, with theological education and work experience. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2018.

All resumes must be submitted to:
Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church
Pastoral Search Committee
Attn. Grant Tinsley, Jr.
P.O. Box 173
Shelbyville, KY 40066

Please provide the following to complete your application:

☐ A cover letter
☐ A current resume
☐ Copy of ministerial license
☐ Certificate of Ordination
☐ 3 Reference Letters Including:

  • Letter from a Pastor
  • Letter from a laymen
  • Personal letter from a non-relative

    Additional information:

  • Final candidates will be notified and requested to provide additional information later in the selection process.
  • Final candidates must consent to reference, criminal history and background checks, a drug screen and/or credit, financial history review (performed through an outside agency for complete confidentiality).
  • Final candidates must possess a willingness to continue their theological education if needed.
  • All applicants are responsible for their expenses-unless authorized by the committee.
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