WHO WE ARE - A vibrant, culturally diverse, multi-generational and progressive church that has been serving the Greater Toronto Area for over forty years. Fellowship Baptist Church Markham (FBCM) seeks a Lead Pastor to shepherd its flock. Sitting on a hill in Markham, Ontario, FBCM is situated close to local schools, community centre, shopping plaza and access to public transit. We pride ourselves on our devotion to God's Word, our welcoming spirit, strong sense of community, empowerment of every member to minister, our passion for people and desire to serve.
LEAD (Sr.) PASTOR
The Lead Pastor serves as the ministry team leader, shepherd, spiritual overseer of the Church and visionary leader of the congregation. The Lead Pastor will create opportunities and means to affect the spiritual development of members and adherents by pastoring, shepherding, providing spiritual guidance and leadership. The Pastor's role encompasses three key areas
Conduct and oversee regular worship service that includes sermon preparation and delivery, performance of church ordinances and special services in person and online
Work with worship and social media teams to develop and deliver online content for a diverse audience
Lead and oversee church missions and ministries working as a collaborative team player with key volunteers
Evidence of spiritual leadership, establishing healthy boundaries and manages without bias
Provides balanced and constructive feedback employing discretion, professional and ethical conduct while maintaining confidentiality and tact in all interactions and communication
Biblically qualified as an Elder/Pastor as per I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1: 6-9 and I Peter 5:1-4
Bachelor's degree in either Humanities or Social Science from an accredited institution and/or
Master of Divinity or Theology from an accredited institution (or estimated degree completion)
Skills - Excellent communication, delegation, interpersonal, presentation skill and technologically literate
Demonstrates sound knowledge and skill in lesson development and sermon presentation
Proven coaching, critical thinking, conflict resolution and situation analysis skill; possessing a keen awareness of group dynamics, modelling spiritual and emotional maturity
Family oriented and respectful, an effective communicator who demonstrates humility and an ethical mind-set
Born-again Christian who is humble, compassionate, nurturing, an encourager and up-lifter
Openness to learning, taking direction and working with media and social media tools
Certification(s) in communication, technology or coaching are an asset but are not required
COMPENSATION – Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified applicants are invited to submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by
11:59 pm, August 30, 2021. Applications will ONLY be accepted by email.
Cover letter stating your interest
Current resume/curriculum vitae
Two samples of relevant ministry work
Copies of valid (1) Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status and (2) Valid Ontario Pastoral License
Contact information for three (3) references
Academic Transcripts (when requested)
Please note, all applicants will be required to submit to and pass a Vulnerable and Criminal background reference check. Additional testing and screening may be required as part of the interview process. We thank candidates for the time and interest, however only qualified candidates will be contacted.
If you require accommodation during the interview process please contact (905) 470-9775.