Senior Pastor

at Calvary Baptist Church Los Banos

United States
30-40k USD

Job Overview


*Primary function —To provide kingdom leadership to the members of this church enabling them to focus on the Great Commission, and equipping them to carry out the five functions of the New Testament church: evangelism, discipleship, ministry, fellowship, and worship.



The senior pastor will lead and develop the pastoral team in equipping the congregation to fulfill the Great Commission and accomplish the purpose statement of this church. The senior pastor will lead and equip the body of Directors and Lay Ministers so they can effectively lead the ministry teams of the church.


The senior pastor will provide direction and oversight to the administrative ministries of the church and will give leadership to the administrative ministries team of the congregation. The senior pastor will administer the pastoral team of this church.


The senior pastor will use his spiritual gifts to edify and build this local body of believers. The senior pastor will provide appropriate pastoral care to members of the church and the community and will equip the members of the pastoral team and the to do the same.


The senior pastor will preach and teach the Bible, believing that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter. The senior pastor will communicate the vision for ministry that God gives to this congregation.



The senior pastor is expected to be a servant leader. The senior pastor is expected to live an exemplary life modeling the call, character, and competencies becoming a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The senior pastor will demonstrate a servant spirit as a growing disciple of Jesus Christ.

Statement of Faith:

The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the basis for any statement of faith.

The church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention June 14, 2000.

Job Description

The pastor is responsible to the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care ministries, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life.



  1. Plan and conduct the worship services: prepare and deliver sermons; lead in observance of ordinances.
  2. Lead the church in an effective program of witnessing and in a caring ministry for persons in the church and community.
  3. Visit members and prospects.
  4. Conduct counseling sessions; perform wedding ceremonies; conduct funerals.
  5. Work with Directors, Lay Ministers, Church officers, and committees as they perform their assigned responsibilities; train and lead the Directors/Lay Ministers in ministry.
  6. Act as moderator of church business meetings.
  7. Cooperate with association, state, and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; keep the church informed of denominational development; represent the church in civic matters.


*Sr. Pastor is responsible directly or through his staff for everything that *happens in the church. 

*Sr. Pastor is accountable to staff Pastors and vice versa.

*Sr. Pastor provides oversight and direction to the church council and staff Pastors, leading them in fulfilling in planning and implementation of the purpose/goals and visions of the church.

*Sr. Pastor serves as the primary spiritual leader and overseer of the congregation

*Sr. Pastor provides primary administrative leadership for the total church program.

*Sr. Pastor proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ and leads the church in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the church and community.

*Sr. Pastor leads the staff and the church in providing a caring ministry for persons in the church and community.

*Sr. Pastor works with the leaders of the church in planning and executing meaningful worship and ministry.

*Sr. Pastor recommends and advises on the selection of all staff members and Pastors, whether paid or not.

*Sr. Pastor gives supervision to the pastoral staff and members of the volunteer staff according to Calvary’s organizational chart.

*Pastor formulates, recommends and enforces those policies adopted by the church with regard to the pastoral ministry of the church.

*Pastor plans and provides leadership in the observance of the church ordinances.

*Sr. Pastor conducts funeral and wedding services as he is able and willing, or delegates this responsibility to those deemed most qualified.

*Sr. Pastor teaches, cares, evangelizes, and leads by example.

How To Apply

Interested applicants please email a current resume to [email protected]

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