First Baptist Church (Jacksonville, Arkansas), is a Southern Baptist, multi-generational church of believers with approximately 400 members with approximately 200-300 weekly members and visitors. Our congregation is seeking a full-time senior pastor. Pre-pandemic we ran two worship services, blended and contemporary.
The Senior Pastor provides spiritual, pastoral, outreach, administrative, and servant leadership to the congregation of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, AR so the congregation might fulfill its mission as a light of Christ in the city of Jacksonville, AR. The Senior Pastor relates to and connects with multiple generations. In addition, the pastor represents the congregation in denominational or community organizations and activities to learn new ways that the church can support and engage with the surrounding area. Recognizing the importance of spiritual health and one’s personal relationship with God, the Senior Pastor takes time for regular prayer, Bible study, rest, and recreation. Lastly, the Senior Pastor extends God’s grace to others and leads by example as one who is relational, authentic, transparent, and humble.
- A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ.
- Consistent spiritual and moral character and lifestyle, complying with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and the biblical leadership qualifications of an overseer described in 1 Timothy 3:17 and Titus 1:5-9.
- Competent in interpersonal relationships, organization, and administration.
- A licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel based on a college degree and a call to the ministry consistent with our doctrinal beliefs.
Submit resumes to the pastor search team by December 1, 2020:
First Baptist Church of Jacksonville
ATTN: Pastor Search Team
401 N. First Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076