Senior Associate Pastor

First Central Bible Church

Chicopee, MA 01020

Denomination: Baptist - Other

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: August 10, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Pastor Mark is planning to retire in September 2025. FCBC is searching for a man who will serve as Senior Associate Pastor for a period of time and then step into the role of Senior Pastor in Fall 2025. If you are interested in applying, send your resume to

To serve the local church by coordinating, implementing, and actively participating in the
programs and ministries of the church with the purpose of eventually transitioning to the role of
Senior Pastor. Will work under the direction, guidance, and mentorship of the current Senior
Pastor during this transition period to develop and improve ministry skills needed as a Senior

Assist the Senior Pastor in all areas of responsibility (see job description of Senior Pastor
attached) to facilitate the vision, plans and programs of the church currently in place. Will assist
in development of new programs and ministries in keeping with the church's vision and goals.
Will assist the Senior Pastor with preaching and teaching responsibilities as assigned.

Will provide leadership to professional and support staff as needed and as assigned by Senior
Pastor and Council of Elders. Will build relationships within the church family and community
through active participation in areas of ministry.

About First Central Bible Church:

First Central Bible Church, founded in 1830, is an independent fellowship of believers in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Characterized by visitors and newcomers as a friendly and loving body of believers, we are also known as a church that is steadfast in preaching sound, biblical doctrine.

Chicopee has a current population of almost 56,000 with a median income of $53,225. Chicopee's religious profile identifies as predominantly Roman Catholic and one fourth of the population claims no identity with anychurch.

First Central draws the majority of its approximately 150 members and attenders from Chicopee, but a good number of our church families commute from surrounding communities, including some from northern Connecticut. Our church body is made up of a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of ages.


Job Qualifications:

Meet the qualifications of an elder as outlined in Scripture (I Timothy 3, Titus 1)
- Be an ordained minister of the Gospel (or actively involved in an ordination process)
- Be gifted as a Pastor-Teacher (Ephesians 4: 11-16)
- Demonstrate maturity in leadership and decision-making
- Be a team-builder/team player; Ability to edify, encourage, support
- Have experience in, and zeal for, the work of pastoral ministry
- Have a teachable spirit, an open mind, and servant's heart
- Demonstrate a commitment to, and agree with, the purpose statement and statement of faith of First Central Bible Church 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Senior Associate Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
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Church Size:
100 - 250

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Kenneth Langevin
50 Broadway
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