Lead Pastor

First Baptist Church of West Danby

Spencer, NY 14883

Denomination: Baptist - Other

Category: Executive Pastor

Church Size: 100 - 250

Salary: $50,000 - 60,000

Posted on: May 09, 2024

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Principal Function:

The pastor is to provide leadership and shepherding care for the First Baptist Church of West Danby. The pastor is to equip (Ephesians 4:11-12) and train the congregation in Christ-like Christian living. The pastor must have the ability and passion to preach and teach God's Word and to oversee all worship services. His approach must be Gospel-centered and in line with our Articles of Faith.

Ministry Requirement and Responsibilities:
Dreamer, with an entrepreneurial spirit who can cast a biblically- based vision and effectively
implement it into the church.
Administer a gospel-centered discipleship strategy.
Mobilize the church to care for the needs of people in our community in meaningful ways.
Partner with our counseling service, Journey of Hope.
Lead the church in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating of Church
ministries and growth initiatives.
Effectively utilize the deacons, trustees, and other church leadership teams to improve
Demonstrate a heart for missions.
Develop current and future leadership of the Church.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
To care for the souls of people is an intense and demanding calling. The pastor guides people through personal trauma and trials while also handling administrative tasks that can be detailed, complex, and sometimes problematic. He must also be available to respond to crises as they occur. He will invest significant time and energy interacting and connecting with the people in the congregation. He must demonstrate commitment to continued spiritual and professional growth and development. The pastor leads the church under the authority of Jesus Christ and serves at the will of the congregation.

About First Baptist Church of West Danby :

First Baptist Church of West Danby is a growing rural ministry near Ithaca, NY. We are a thriving multigenerational committed body of believers ready to take the next steps in God's plan. God has blessed our church with a beautiful multipurpose building, connected to our original sanctuary and fellowship hall with room to expand. We have a contemporary service made up of announcements, live worship band and message. On an average Sunday we typically have around 100 - 150 individuals coming out to praise the Lord. 

Job Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience: preferred five years of ministry experience in a local church as a lead pastor

Education: Appropriate biblical foundation and seminary degree preferred

Spiritually mature, evangelical Christian who walks with the Lord and is above reproach in his
personal life.
Clear conviction that God has both called and gifted him to pastoral ministry.
Able to teach the word of God with clarity and conviction.
Must have a solid marriage and well-ordered family that complement the demands of the
ministry not compete with them.
Be a self-starter, able to plan, schedule, organize, mobilize other, and complete ministry
Possess and demonstrate good communication and leadership skills.
Not quick tempered, his anger does not flare up at the least provocation.
Has a servant's heart, by humbly thinking of other first.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Lead Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
$50,000 - 60,000
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Church Size:
100 - 250

Contact Information:

Contact Name:
Michael Scott
2219 W Danby Rd
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