First Baptist Church was founded in 1909 and grew to become the hub of church life in the city through the 1980's. Currently, due to an increasing number of churches in the area, not enough long term Pastors, a change in the cultural make-up of our neighborhood and the choice to stay obedient to the Word of God the membership has settled to where we are today.
We are a loving, older, historic congregation seeking to bolster our ministry in our community through church family care, prayer and a developing discipleship emphasis. We have abundant facilities though maintenance has become a challenge.
We are looking for God's man who has the heart, vision and skills to help us minister an unchanging Gospel message in a way that will communicate with our changing world and especially our community.
Qualifications A man (1 Tim. 2:11-15) who meets the guidelines listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. We prefer that he will have an earned Bachelor's Degree and an earned degree from an evangelical seminary. He should be ordained by a church or denomination of like faith or be willing to be ordained within one year of becoming Pastor at FBC.
Duties He is to oversee, shepherd, protect, equip, pray for, and exhort the congregation. He is also to lead the church in practicing personal evangelism and planning church-wide evangelism events. (1 Peter 5:1-4; Acts 20:17, 29-29; Ephesians 4:11-12; Acts 6:1-4; 2 Timothy 4:1-5). As an officer of the church he is to be responsible for the church administratively in accordance with the state of California 501c3 requirements.