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Job Description

Senior Pastor

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Job Status:


Full Time

Effective Date:




Education & Experience:


Minimum of a Master’s Degree with seminary training is preferred.




First Baptist Church of Macclenny is searching for a senior pastor.  The senior pastor is responsible for providing spiritual and administrative leadership in all aspects of church life. By providing direction to the church staff, deacons, and church council, he will: (1) encourage and equip lay ministry teams to fulfill their vision and goals; (2) oversee the planning and facilitating of all elements necessary for maintaining quality worship services, ministries, and Bible studies for all ages; (3) take primary responsibility for the preaching in all church services, and; (4) work with the deacons and other staff in providing for the shepherding needs of the whole body as we fulfill the church’s vision and mission statements. 


Primary Responsibilities:


  1. Work with the worship leader in planning and conducting all worship services. 

  2. Prepare for and preach the Word of God in each service and lead in observing the ordinances. 

  3. Arrange for pulpit supply in case of absence.  

  4. Lead weekly staff meetings to coordinate responsibilities for shepherding the whole body. 

  5. Oversee all ministry areas to ensure effective functioning, including children and youth programs, AWANA, and Sunday school. 

  6. Encourage and equip ministry leaders in accomplishing specified goals and objectives. 

  7. Help the church identify and use each member’s gifts in ministry. 

  8. Lead out in visitation ministry of church members and prospects. 

  9. Hold and/or arrange for counseling sessions; perform wedding ceremonies; and conduct funerals. 

  10. Serve as chairman of the church council and church moderator to lead in planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the total program of the church. 

  11. Lead the congregation to engage in a daily walk with God and be submissive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit in all things. 

  12. Help the congregation remember and abide by Biblical teachings. 

  13. Help to facilitate compliance with church by-laws, constitution, and operating procedures. 

  14. Cooperate with associational, state, and other denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; serve in denominational positions when appropriate; represent the church in community and civic matters; and keep the church informed about matters that affect its life and work.  

  15. Seek always to be a Christ-like example.


Personal Qualities: 


  • Effective preacher/teacher 

  • Leadership skills 

  • Team player 

  • Heart to serve and minister 

  • Excellent organizational skills 

  • Self-motivated 

  • Ability to work independently, keeping others informed 

  • Counseling skills 

  • Resourceful 

  • Encourager/motivator 

  • Good communication skills 

  • Ability to delegate 

  • Adaptable, while being a firm leader 

  • Demonstrates Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) 



The senior pastor shall be a committed Christian whose life will demonstrate the Biblical qualifications of pastor as outlined in 1 Timothy 3: 1-7 and Titus 1: 6-10. His beliefs shall be consistent with First Baptist Church of Macclenny’s Statement of Beliefs and the Baptist Faith and Message, and his walk with God will exemplify the teachings of the New Testament. He will testify to a clear sense of God’s call to the pastoral ministry and strong sense of God’s leadership to pastor this church. He will have a combination of formal education and demonstrate experience in pastoral ministry.

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