Date Posted: November 21, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Lake Chapala Baptist Church
Jalisco, MX, Mexico
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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Lake Chapala Baptist Church (Jalisco, MX) – Pastor

The Big Picture

Lake Chapala Baptist Church in Jalisco, MX, is seeking a Pastor to lead His church located on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico, Lake Chapala.

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The church is an English-speaking reformed Baptist church with a Southern Baptist worship style and is a member of the National Baptist Convention of Mexico. Lake Chapala Baptist Church consists primarily of US and Canadian retiree expatriates and Mexican citizens. We have for over 15 years helped to enable an allied, but separate Spanish speaking congregation within our facility with their own pastor. In addition, there are various outreach programs in the local communities. We own our property including land, church sanctuary, attached fellowship hall, classrooms, and parsonage.

The church is 55 km (35 miles) and 1 hour driving time from the center of Guadalajara, Mexico’s 2nd largest city. The church is only 38 km (24 miles) and 40 minutes from the Miguel Hidalgo International Airport, Guadalajara’s metropolitan airport with direct flights to more than 30 US cities and connecting flights to dozens of other US cities. We are located in the foothills of west-central highlands of the Sierra Madre mountains of southwestern Mexico and in a valley with an elevation of over 5,000 feet above sea level. According to National Geographic, Lake Chapala has the second-best climate in the world. With the protective mountains surrounding the lake, a semi-tropical micro-climate is created that averages 75 0F or 24 0C year-round. The municipality (similar to a US county) of Chapala is growing, vibrant town and surroundings with a combined population of approximately 55,000, composed primarily of Mexican citizens, US ex-pats and Canadian ex-pats.  Almost 20,000 US and Canadian ex-pats are included in the municipal population of 55,000.


Our compensation, along with the parsonage, is $3,000 USD per month plus a car allowance.

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 Pastor at Lake Chapala Baptist church?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor of Lake Chapala Baptist Church?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Lake Chapala Baptist Church?

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