Date Posted: April 3, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
First Presbyterian Church
Bishop, CA, USA
Job Type: Solo Pastor
Other Details

Church Information Form

First Presbyterian Church of Bishop, CA

A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO)

First Presbyterian Church of Bishop, CA

585 North Main Street

Bishop, California 93514

Position to be filled: Pastor (solo)

Church History

We are a Bible-based, Christ centered church family. Our church was organized on December 23, 1900. The first church service was held in May of 1901.

We have been blessed with many wonderful pastors over the years. We are a place of worship and celebration. Our dependence on God is continually affirmed. God is not only glorified but is also enjoyed forever.

FPC Church Facilities 

First Presbyterian Church is located on a 1/2 acre campus on Main Street in the downtown area. We have three large buildings that include our sanctuary, offices, fellowship and overflow room, a social hall for receptions and events with a commercial kitchen and 2 ADA bathrooms, a 2 story Christian education building with Sunday school and meeting rooms, 3 bathrooms, and a primary nursery. For outside games and activities there is a fenced grass area. There are also 2 storage buildings used for maintenance and yard care equipment, extra church furniture and youth activity equipment.

FPC is an older church facility that has been well maintained by our volunteer members. We are totally debt free.

 Our Vision


Our faith at FPC is Bible based. We seek to live and follow the teachings of Jesus. Based on this, we left the PC-USA in 2013 to become a part of the ECO denomination. Our vision for the future is to be a loving, growing church fellowship with people of ALL AGES. We want to love God personally and grow spiritually through studying His scriptures. We desire to love others by reaching out to our local Bishop families. We want to share the gospel and serve others. We are a small welcoming and praying church family. We care deeply for the Lord, for one another and our surrounding communities.

Pastor Qualifications

  • Master of Divinity Degree or having qualified as a CLP or working toward a CLP.
  • Already in the ECO denomination or be willing to be ordained and affirmed of the Essential  Tenets of ECO.
  • Adhere to and live in accordance with 1 Timothy 3:1-7.

Pastoral Qualities

Our new pastor:

  • Must be a person of strong character and faith with conservative, pro-life values.
  • One who preaches and teaches the word of God through biblically grounded sermons.
  • One who is a shepard leader and committed to prayer.
  • One who has concern for the welfare of our congregation.
  • One with the desire to grow and renew our church family.
  • One who will be involved with the Bishop community and its youth.
  • One who has a background in administration and finance.
  • One who will lead and encourage our members to participate in programs and small groups within the church.

Church Ministers

We have approximately 30 covenant partners. Sunday Service attendance varies from 28-40. We broadcast on Facebook with others joining us.

There is a faithful core of members who give of their time, talents and treasures regularly.

There is a monthly potluck church service with 10-12 attendees. Currently there are weekly men’s and women’s Bible studies. Two school age children attend Sunday school. Our church nursery is vacant. Our youth group is nonexistent. However, we do open our church facility multiple times each year to a local missionary for youth activities and VBS.

Our church family is aging and has failed to attract new and younger families.

SESSION: 5 members

DEACONS: 5 members

Part time paid staff: Church custodian 10 hours weekly, minimal sound and technology support.

Church member volunteers: volunteers provide campus maintenance, lawn care, secretarial, bookkeeping, accounting, and yearly treasurer giving records.

Currently no worship leader/ music director

Where is Bishop, California?

Bishop First Presbyterian Church is located at 585 North Main Street. We are on Highway 395 on the Eastern slopes of the High Sierra. Reno, Nevada is 4 hours north, Los Angeles is 4 hours to the south, and Las Vegas, Nevada is 5 hours to the east. We enjoy amazing mountains and beautiful skies. We host a wide variety of outdoor recreation from hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, winter snow sports, and 4×4 adventures. Our Bishop public school system is very good with grades K-12. We have 2 private Christian schools and a large home schooling community. Cerro Coso is our local junior college and is well attended. There are many types of youth and adult sports programs and activities for everyone. Rock climbing is very popular.

Our small town has very limited retail shopping choices. Many franchise chains have closed their locations in Bishop…SO PLAN TO BE AN ONLINE SHOPPER!! We have a rural community hospital with competent medical facilities. Specialty and critical care needs will be met out of town.


Specific Salary and benefits will be negotiated within our budget and the parameters that ECO provides for the position. Our budget has declined from $251,329 in 2018 to $161,150 in 2023. Our current operating expenses and at least 10% mission giving is $60,000.

How To Apply

Interested Applicants:

If First Presbyterian Church of Bishop sounds like a church family you would like to shepherd and lead, please email the following:

  1. Your letter of introduction, including your own family information
  2. Your resume, education and life experience
  3. Links to online sermons
  4. Your own personal statement of faith, strengths and goals
  5. References and personal contacts

Application deadline: May 10, 2024

Please contact: Ken Haye…PNC Chairman

[email protected]

Cell phone: 760-920-2411