Lead Pastor

Date Posted: September 16, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
Fellowship Baptist Church
Dublin, OH, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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Fellowship Baptist Church (Dublin, OH) – Lead Pastor

The Big Picture

Fellowship Baptist Church (fbcdublin.org) is an independent Baptist Church seeking a Lead Pastor who will preach the Word of God, shepherd the church and impact the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Church

Fellowship is an independent Baptist church of mature, steady, serving believers in the progressive, technological, diverse suburb of Dublin on the northwest side of Columbus, Ohio. Dublin is a growing city of 50,000 that headquarters Wendy’s, Cardinal Health and Stanley Steemer. It’s innovative ideas, many parks and excellent public education make it an attractive place to live.

Fellowship Baptist Church began meeting in 1986 as a church plant close to its present location. It has been blessed to have only three senior pastors (Les Newell, Jon Young, Jim Stevanus) in its 35-year history. Three building projects have occurred in this time: an auditorium with classrooms in 1988, a fellowship hall with classrooms in 2000, and a new auditorium seating 300 in 2016. In 2020, Fellowship initiated a partnership of revitalization with a struggling church thirty minutes away which presently continues.

Our mission is to edify believers and evangelize the lost through exalting Christ using God’s Word. Our regular ministries include Awana, Ladies’ Precepts Bible studies, Iron Men groups, Impact youth group, Sunday School and Life Group, Sunday evening discipleship, and counseling services. Additional outreach ministries in the summer include Backyard Bible clubs and the Community Fair.

The Candidate

The applicant for Lead Pastor should possess these following qualifications:

  • 10+ years in pastoral ministry (with at least 5 years as lead pastor)

  • ordained with an advanced degree in seminary

  • commitment to Baptist doctrine and polity

  • blameless with no evident character flaws

  • never divorced or remarried

  • proficient pulpit ministry

  • apt to teach and given to prayer

  • commitment to biblical counseling

  • evident leadership and administrative skills

  • flexible methodology rooted in the unchangeable scripture

  • desire to specifically reach the next generation

  • competent to engage the middle/upper socioeconomic class

  • managing well his own family (if married)

  • able to work with and lead a church staff (including associate pastors, secretaries, intern)

  • motivated and ambitious in the work of the ministry

  • good testimony with the unsaved world

  • hospitable to all

How To Apply

The Process

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

  1. Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Lead Pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church?
  2. Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Lead Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church?
  3. In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Fellowship Baptist Church?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected].