Senior Pastor

at Desert Foothills Baptist Church

United States
Determined Upon Hire USD

Job Overview


Desert Foothills Baptist Church is an independent Baptist Church that is passionate about Biblical truth and relevant application to our lives. We exist to glorify God in fulfilling the Great Commission through reaching, teaching, and training. We value love, integrity, holiness, people, and unity.

We are seeking a full-time senior pastor who will lead and shepherd us with an unwavering commitment to God’s Word. Our previous pastor served our church for 25 years. He voluntarily resigned without solicitation as he believed he and the church would benefit from a change in leadership.

We are in the desert of Northwest Tucson. Our surrounding community is made up primarily of families and people of retirement age. Our congregation is warm and friendly. Our music is conservative (hymns and praise songs), and we use the ESV in the pulpit. We are a smaller congregation made up mostly of retirement age and some families.

Job Description



  • Master of Divinity required
  • Meets the qualifications of a pastor (1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1)
  • Fully adheres to our statement of faith and our mission, vision, and values
  • 5 years minimum of pastoral experience



  • Gift of pastor-teacher
  • Conflict resolution
  • Growing staff/teams
  • Biblically based and relevant application in teaching and preaching
  • Strong administrative and leadership skills
  • Vision, direction, and oversight of the church
  • Strong shepherding skills
  • Connecting, engaging, equipping, and mentoring church leaders and members
  • Community engagement/evangelism


  • Counseling skills and experience 


  • Primary teacher and preacher of God’s Word (expository, culturally relevant, and Christ-centered)
  • Assigns pulpit filling when away
  • Oversees corporate worship each week
  • Oversees the ministries and resources of the church
  • Equips leaders in the church
  • Shepherds and protects the flock (counseling, hospital visits, weddings, funerals, pastoral visits, and combatting false doctrine)
  • Provides oversight of other ministries and staff, including any assistant pastors, deacons, administrative members, youth programs, Sunday School classes, etc.
  • Oversees daily operations of the church, including office and facilities oversight


  • Has a personal relationship with the Lord and a rich prayer life
  • Makes God’s Word central to his faith and practice
  • Fulfills responsibilities
  • Has a balanced approach to life, family, and ministry
  • Makes evangelism a priority
  • Practices a biblical stewardship of church and personal finances
  • Connects and engages with the congregation
  • Regularly communicates openly, honestly, clearly, and consistently with church and leadership
  • Continues to grow and develop himself and others around him
  • Properly delegates with proper authority and without micromanaging
  • Provides example to the flock of faithful Christian living
  • Separates himself and his family from secular values and trends
  • Develops a leadership structure to develop and execute a 5-year vision and strategy for the church that involves reaching younger generations with inter-generational involvement

How To Apply

Please email [email protected] with the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Salvation Testimony
  3. Personal Statement of Faith

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