Lead Pastor

Date Posted: June 16, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Perryville Bible Church
Wakefield, RI, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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Perryville Bible Church (Wakefield, RI) – Lead Pastor

The Big Picture

Perryville Bible Church (https://perryvillebiblechurch.com) is seeking a full time Lead Pastor.

The Church

Perryville Bible Church was established in 1843 as The Second Baptist Church of South Kingstown. It retained this name for sixty years until becoming Perryville Baptist Church in January of 1903. In the summer of 2005 we became Perryville Bible Church. Perryville Church is an evangelical church not affiliated with any mainline denominational organizations. While our theological distinctives are Baptistic, we welcome and desire to minister to everyone. Perryville Church is located minutes from several beaches, the University of Rhode Island, and the towns of Wakefield, Narragansett, Charlestown, and Westerly. We have a membership of approximately 50 people with a Sunday morning service attendance of about 70-80.


  • An overseer, then, must be…” – 1 Timothy 3:2.
  • For the overseer must be…” – Titus 1:7.
  • Able to exercise the spiritual gift of pastor/teacher – Eph. 4:11.
  • Believe in and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ – 1 Cor. 15:3-4.
  • Meet the qualifications of an Elder – 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4.
  • Comply with the doctrinal statement and constitution of Perryville Bible Church.
  • Graduate from accredited Bible college or seminary.
  • Ordained or eligible to be ordained.



And he gave some as…pastors and teachers” – Ephesians 4:11

  • Possess a passion for preaching and teaching with an emphasis on expository teaching.
  • Develop and train ministry leaders.
  • Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. – 2 Timothy 4:2.


shepherd the flock of God among you” – 1 Peter 5:2

  • Administer the ordinances of Communion and baptism.
  • Challenge members to serve in ministries and exercise their own spiritual gifts.
  • Encourage effective visiting program to members and prospects.
  • Perform weddings, funerals, infant/child dedications.
  • Counsel according to ability.

Lead and Support

  • And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. – 1 Thessalonians 5:14.
  • Communicate the biblical purpose, values, and mission of the local church.
  • Cooperate with local pastors/churches in appropriate ecumenical efforts and witness.


exercising oversight…according to the will of God” – 1 Peter 5:2

  • Support establishing priorities.
  • Serve as a member of the Elder Board.
  • Assist with the planning of the agenda of the Elder Board meetings.
  • Oversee those who direct the operation of church services.
  • Support the global and local mission outreach program of Perryville Church.

The Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. Compensation package is valued in the 70 – 80k range. PBC owns a parsonage which is part of the compensation package.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Lead Pastor at Perryville Bible Church?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Lead Pastor at Perryville Bible Church?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the beliefs of Perryville Bible Church?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and an online sermon link to [email protected].