Position Openings (updated September, 2017)

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winchester, KY (added April 2017)

First Baptist Church, located in Winchester, Kentucky (16 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky) is seeking a full-time pastor. We are connected with both the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. We seek a pastor who will be able to affirm our dual alignment. 

For over 157 years we have been a congregation who is Christ centered, Bible based, and mission-minded. We appreciate traditional worship while blending some new styles. We are looking for someone with good leadership skills who can work with church staff, laity, and affirm women in leadership. Candidates should be willing to embrace our church history, as well as be supportive to the congregation and wider community. We desire a pastor who can lead the church in outreach and growth. Seminary graduate with some experience preferred.  

Interested candidates or referrals should submit a cover letter and resume to fbcwinchesterpastorsearch@gmail.com


Pastor, First Baptist Church, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky  (added September 2017)

We are in the search process for a new pastor.  We are dually aligned CBF and SBC.  The pastor will lead the spiritual development of the congregation and will work in conjunction with staff, deacons, trustees and committees in the administration of the church.  Previous pastors have attained a Masters of Divinity or a Doctorate, but that's negotiable.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Please send cover letter & resume to Pastor's Search Committee, FBC, Ft. Thomas, 600 N. Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, KY 41075.


Pastor, First Baptist Church, Morehead, KY (added August 2017)

First Baptist Church, located in Morehead, KY, aligned with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, is seeking a Pastor to serve our congregation and lead its ministries. We have approximately 150 active members. For the most part we are college educated, with many members holding advanced degrees. Many members and regular attenders are professionals at Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center; others are attorneys, teachers, managers, business owners and self employed. As a congregation with a median age of approximately 50, we are working to attract more young adults and young families of our community to participate in our fellowship. 

While we are proud of our Baptist heritage, we are not dogmatic; we welcome people of all faith traditions or no faith tradition. Members are accepted on profession of faith and by statement. People from other faith traditions seeking membership are not required to be re-baptized regardless of the method of their original baptism. We are an open communion church; everyone is welcome at the Lord’s Table. We are an inclusive and open fellowship. 

The pastor is the leader of the pastoral ministries of the church. As such, this person will work with the deacons and congregation to encourage spiritual growth, offer pastoral care to members and others in our community, and equip members in roles as lay ministers. The pastor will also supervise the church staff, including an Associate Pastor, Choral Director, Administrative Secretary, Bookkeeper, and Custodian. 

Morehead, KY, is located in eastern Kentucky, one hour east of Lexington. It is in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest, and offers many outdoor recreational opportunities. Morehead has big city conveniences in a small town. 

Our mission statement: “We are a community of faith where all are welcome, trust is present, risks are taken, and where the gifts and graces of our Lord enable us to be the people God knows us to be.” 

First Baptist Church of Morehead, 123 East Main Street, Morehead, KY 40351  (606) 784-5768 

Questions and applications can be sent to the above address, or via email to pascfbcmorehead@gmail.com.


Senior Pastor, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, Kentucky (added September, 2017)

We are a moderate congregation and welcome people from all backgrounds and denominations.  We have connections with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention.

Our church was established in 1927, and we continue to worship in a beautify and historic church facility located in the central business district of the city.  Danville is home to Centre College, a small liberal arts college, and was named a Top Ten Small Town in the US in 2012 by Livability.com.  Worship services are traditional, featuring organ and piano support of vocal and bell choirs, with some blending of contemporary features.

The pastor candidate should have demonstrable leadership skills, biblical competency, and interrelationship abilities needed for leading laity and staff, proclaiming the Word and equipping the church for ministries.  Visibility within the community and interaction with other ministries are strongly desired.  A master's degree from a seminary as well as additional graduate work and some experience are preferred.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, a minimum of three references and a resume to Pastor Search Committee Chairman at henryrwilson@windstream.net.


Youth Minister, Third Baptist Church, Owensboro, Kentucky (updated August, 2017)

Third Baptist Church seeks a part-time youth pastor to care for and oversee programming for middle and high school students and their families.  We seek a person who is a devoted follower of Jesus, and who is passionate about helping students grow in their faith.  Third Baptist is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention aligned church in downtown Owensboro with a well-established membership and thriving youth and children's programs.  Interested candidates may submit resume at mail@thirdbaptist.com.


Senior Pastor, Viewmont Baptist Church, Hickory, North Carolina (added August, 2017)

Viewmont Baptist Church is seeking a senior pastor.  We are a suburban Baptist church in Hickory, North Carolina, with a population of about 50,000.  Our church has a Sunday morning attendance of about 200.  We would appreciate resumes from persons who are ready for the challenge of growing our church young again.  Potential candidates can send information and resumes by our September 30 deadline to the email: pastorsearch@viewmontbaptist.org.  Any questions can be directed to our search committee chairman, Tim Turner.


Senior Pastor, Abingdon Baptist Church, Abington, VA (added September, 2017)

Abingdon Baptist Church (ABC), Abingdon, VA is seeking a full time Senior Pastor.  ABC was founded in 1910 and is associated with both CBF and SBC.   We have just completed the Intentional Interim Ministry Program and now a pastor search committee has been formed to seek the pastor that God has chosen for us.  We are looking for a pastor with a minimum of 4 to 7 years of association and/or pastoral experience who is flexible with both traditional and contemporary services.

Our congregation believes our new pastor:

·      Will be emotionally and spiritually mature with a love for Christ and a desire to see others come to know and serve Him.

·      Will be educated, preferably at an accepted Baptist theological seminary or a similar acceptable institution.

·      Will have good leadership skills, a love of ministry, and will respect and work effectively with ABC leaders, including women deacons and staff.

·      Will be willing to work with the church-affiliated organizations, including CBF, SBC, BGAV, and other ministry groups with which the church is connected.

·      Will be enthusiastic about leading our congregation into the future that our Lord has ordained for us. 

Abingdon Virginia is located along the I-81 corridor half way between Roanoke, VA. and Knoxville, TN and is a cultural hub for Southwestern VA.  The population of Abingdon is approximately 8,000 people.  Abingdon is in historic Washington County with a population of approximately 53,000.                                                                                          

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a current resume (with at least three professional references) and the completed application in one package.

Submit package to:  Roger Garrett, Chairman, Pastor Search Committee, P.O. Box 208, Abingdon, VA. 24212.  Email: jarvisg1940@gmail.com

All applications must be received by November 1, 2017


Senior Pastor, Forest Hills Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC (added September, 2017)

We are seeking an experienced Senior Pastor to be a spiritual leader to our 400 member congregation, a mentor to our associate pastors and ministerial staff, and a catalyst to foster a new vision for reaching the unchurched.

We will be accepting applications for the next two months.  If you are interested in applying, please do so at www.foresthills.org/careers, where you can access our Pastor Profile, Church Profile, Core Values, Foundational Beliefs, and application by our submission deadline of November 15, 2017.  All applications received will be kept confidential.



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