Lead Pastor

Front Street Baptist Church | Statesville, NC

Posted Date 5/14/2024

Front Street Baptist Church is seeking a godly, qualified man who has a passion for preaching,
ministering and fulfilling the Great Commission. He will be responsible for the pulpit ministry
and assist the other elders in shepherding God’s flock and leading in the Vision of the church.

Job Description for

Lead Pastor

Principle Function:  The pastor is to present the truth of God’s Word.  He is to provide godly spiritual leadership to the church body to function as a New Testament church.  He will work with other elders of Front Street Baptist Church to faithfully shepherd God’s flock and fulfill the Great Commission.

Personal Requirements: 

  • The pastor shall meet the requirements set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-8.
  • He shall be a man called of God and be dedicated to the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • He shall be a man of spiritual discernment and insight.
  • He shall be evangelistic in his preaching, visitation, and initiatives.
  • He shall be missionary in spirit, seeking to lead the church in every area to carry out the “Great Commission” (Matthew 28: 19-20).
  • He must be in agreement with Front Street Baptist Church’s statement of faith and church covenant.



  1. Proclaim the truth of God’s Word as led by the Holy Spirit.
  2. Devote himself to prayer, study and the ministry of God’s Word.
  3. Teach, model and challenge others to trust and obey sound biblical doctrine and to apply it to their lives.


  1. Work alongside the other elders to lead in the Mission and Vision of Front Street Baptist Church.
  2. Effectively shepherd the flock in following the commands of Christ and in guarding against false doctrine.
  3. Conduct regular staff meetings.
  4. Participate in and support the South Yadkin Baptist Association, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and the Southern Baptist Convention.


  1. Works with the Elders and the Deacon Ministry to visit those who are homebound and those who are in care facilities.
  2. Conducts or coordinates baptisms, weddings, funeral services and baby dedications.
  3. Responds to crises, comforts, counsels and guides members of the church in spiritual matters, and makes biblical counseling referrals as needed.


  1. Emphasizes the importance of fulfilling the Great Commission.
  2. Guides Front Street Baptist Church’s outreach to the community and supports National and World Missions.
  3. Proclaims the Gospel with the goal of reaching persons, making disciples for Christ, and fostering biblical discipleship.


Accountability:  Accountable to the other elders, church body and ultimately Jesus Christ as Head of the church. (1 Peter 5: 1-4)


Paid Status
full time

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