Folsomdale Baptist Church

Cowlesville, NY

Category: Other Ministry & Christian

Posted on: May 13, 2023


Job Description:

Pastor Opening at Folsomdale Baptist Church

The people of Folsomdale Baptist Church are prayerfully searching for a new Pastor. We are looking with anticipation at we_noemailing an authentic, Gospel-driven, and relationally gifted man to lead, inspire, and love us as we love him in the walk that God is calling us.

Folsomdale needs a Pastor with integrity, who actively demonstrates his_noemailmitment to the truth of scripture and abiding relationship with Jesus Christ. He must be able to relate well with others and be a shepherd and encourager of God's flock. He should be involved in our_noemailmunity, have a passion for God, and be able to_noemailmunicate a Spirit-filled message through preaching and teaching with skill and enthusiasm. 

About Folsomdale Baptist Church:

Then and Now
The church was established in 1867 by German Baptist immigrants, and we celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2017. Once a vibrant, exciting church with a dynamic young pastor, a youth pastor, large youth group and Awana club, today we find ourselves with an older congregation, as many of our young people relocated for their careers after college. However, we still have a large_noemailmunity around the church with many young families who could be attending here and helping us to grow again, if only we had the right shepherd. There is great potential here for someone willing to bring life back to the church! We have all the facilities and many of us are grandparents who want to see their grandchildren growing up here, as our own children did. There is a mission field all around us; many good people who are still lost without the Word and knowledge of God.

The church is an attractive and well-maintained building with a 260-seat sanctuary, a Sunday School wing, nursery, full kitchen, offices and fellowship areas. We are a friendly, faithful body of believers who truly care about each other and our_noemailmunity. Since the retirement of our well-loved pastor, attendance is currently averaging 50-60 people each Sunday. We are excited about the future of our ministry & confident that the Lord will continue to strengthen us as He uses Folsomdale Baptist Church for His honor and glory.
The Church

Folsomdale is a part of the North American Baptist Conference; however, we are an autonomous local church. Our administration functions with a board of Deacons and a board of Trustees. We are debt free and our facilities are well-maintained. The primary emphasis in the church is to win the lost and nurture their spiritual growth.
We are a solid core of_noemailmitted people who have faithfully led and supported our church for years. We are a biblically literate church_noemailmitted to the authority and centrality of God’s word. We are a generous church and give joyfully of our tithes and offerings, and we support missionaries both here and abroad. We strive to make disciples and to endeavor to help believers grow in the grace and knowledge of the Savior. Prayer is practiced in all aspects of our ministry, and we believe it is a gift from God. Our Mission Statement is: “To glorify God by winning souls for Christ, training and equipping believers in the word of God, ministering to the needs of the saints and showing the love of Christ in every endeavor.”

Western New York is an ideal place to live. It offers incredible views, is home to natural wonders, and has extensive recreational opportunities for those who love the outdoors through all four seasons. Folsomdale is part of the rural hamlet of Cowlesville in Wyoming County, an active farming and business_noemailmunity. We have a great public school system in Attica where Bible club, Christian songs and prayer at graduation is still allowed and encouraged. There are also two Christian schools located about 20 miles away and major hospitals only 25 minutes away, in Buffalo, NY. There are several educational choices for further education in both public and private universities.

Job Qualifications:
We are hoping for a family man, with a wife who will support his ministry and love our congregation. A college or Biblical degree is required and previous pastoral experience is preferred. He should be a US citizen. Bible-centered preaching is a priority. Responsibilities include teaching, guiding the spiritual development of the congregation, providing pastoral care in meeting the needs of persons in the church and_noemailmunity, and administrative leadership. He should set a good example of Christian living and be able to perform the church ordinances of Baptism and Communion, conduct funeral services and weddings, and do all this with_noemailpassion and wisdom.

The total salary and benefit package is $52,000 and includes a beautiful 3-bedroom parsonage on the church property. All utilities and expenses are paid, as well as full health insurance.

To be considered for the position, please email your resume to: folsomdalebaptistclerk@gmail_noemail.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

About Folsomdale Baptist Church:

We are debt-free and have well-maintained facilities. A 260-seat sanctuary and a Sunday School addition were built onto the original church building. The three-bedroom parsonage is on the same seven acre parcel of property.

Our church is located about 25 miles from Buffalo, NY in Cowlesville, Wyoming County, New York, a rural community of about 1500. We are in the Attica Central School District, which is located about 10 miles from our church and serves about 2500 students. The nearest Christian schools, serving grades K-12, are the West Seneca Christian School, about 18 miles from the church, and Central Baptist Christian School in Arcade, about 21 miles away.



College or Biblical Degree preferred

Applicant should be a citizen of the United States of America 

Position Information:

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Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Other Ministry & Christian
Organization Type:
Baptist - Other
Worship Style:
Church Size:
less than 100

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Folsomdale Baptist Church
Contact Name:
Jeanne Mest
1366 Folsomdale Road
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