Due to the imminent retirement of our pastor of the last fifty years, we are prayerfully seeking applications for a full time Senior Pastor with the qualifications laid out in I Timothy 3:1-7 and in Titus 1:5-9 and who has the heart, love, desire and mindset of Romans 10:14 &15.
Locust Valley Bible Church, established in 1879, is a Christ-centered fundamental Bible church situated in farm country approximately five miles from Middletown, Maryland, fifteen miles from Frederick, Maryland and thirteen miles from Harpers Ferry and Charlestown, West Virginia. We have a congregation of between 70 -100 and recently celebrated our 140th anniversary of proclaiming and heralding forth the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are a very friendly, loving and close knit body of believers who genuinely are sensitive and care for each other.
We are praying and looking for a Pastor who will rightly divide, teach and preach the whole inerrant word of God through expository teaching (preferably,) but topical as needed.
The position would entail the following:
* First and foremost:To love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind,
* Using the KJV, prepare and deliver weekly sermons for Sunday morning and evening
to aid in the spiritual growth of the flock as well as reaching the unsaved,
* Lead the Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer Service,
* Provide spiritual over-site and leadership, oversee and enforce church discipline, when needed or
necessary, and provide appropriate Godly counselling,
* Having good communication skills would be helpful,
* Officiate for Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, Communion, monthly church council meeting and
annual congregational meetings,
*Be available and willing to visit those hospitalized , the sick, shut-ins and those grieving or in need.