Lead Pastor

Date Posted: May 26, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Messiah Church of York
York, PA, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

Messiah Church of York is seeking a Lead Pastor to shepherd our congregation as we trust Him and step out in faith, keeping our eyes on our Lord and Savior.

The Church

Messiah Church of York is a newly independent, evangelical church tracing its roots back to the late 1800s and the York Fifth United Brethren Church. It was under the UB umbrella that the current facility was constructed and opened in 1959. After the formation of the United Methodist Church in 1968, the name was changed from Fifth to Messiah. The church has seen many generations since it first started and has been a beacon on the hill in North York Borough, York, Pennsylvania for many years. The church is active in the community through relationships with a local elementary school, summer kids camp and more. We have partnered with the borough and another nearby church for family activities and with the Lebanon Cemetery board of directors to assist in the revitalization of a historic African American cemetery that borders our property. Our current mission statement is “To KNOW Christ, to GROW in Christ and to SHOW Christ ” and we are excited to see God working in the people of the church as we strive to live out this mission. Now as Messiah Church of York, we are praying that God will lead the right candidate to us to shepherd our congregation as we trust Him and step out in faith, keeping our eyes on our Lord and Savior.

Job Details
: from $55,000 a year depending on experience and with parsonage; without parsonage, negotiable housing allowance or higher salary
Parsonage: 4BR, 2-1/2 BA, adjacent to church
Type: Full-time
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, healthcare and retirement


We are looking for a Pastor who possesses the following requirements:

  • 5+ years of proven ministry experience and church growth
  • Bible College or Seminary Training, degree preferred
  • Public speaking proficiency with an ability to connect faith to life in energetic, heart-felt weekly sermons.
  • Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach.
  • Has received and accepted a calling from God to this unique ministry and is committed to Jesus Christ and the authority of the Scripture.
  • Has the skills and discernment to counsel and guide church members through life challenges using a biblical foundation
  • Has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community while modeling a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God.
  • The pastor should demonstrate high moral character, integrity and adhere to scripture.
  • Religious perspective aligning with current Wesleyan traditions and theology including a traditional view of marriage as between one man and one woman.


  • Serve as preaching and teaching pastor
  • Plan and lead Sunday worship services (one service) and mid-week bible studies
  • Lead the ordinances of Baptism and Communion
  • Officiate weddings and funerals as requested
  • Visit home bound members
  • Provide biblical-based spiritual counseling
  • Disciple and grow the local body
  • Encourage, support, and assist with local community outreach
  • Serve with administrative council to manage the church; support, guide and train lay leadership; create mutual accountability; oversee programs of the church; and goal setting, planning and evaluation.

How To Apply

Please look over the job description. 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 Messiah Church of York?
  2. Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Lead Pastor at Messiah Church of York?
  3. In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the beliefs of the Messiah Church of York.

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