Date Posted: August 27, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
Bethel Baptist Church
Jamestown, NY, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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Bethel Baptist Church (Jamestown, NY) – Pastor

The Big Picture

Bethel Baptist Church (betheljtn.org) is seeking a pastor to preach God’s word and shepherd the church to the glory of God.

The Candidate

We are committed as a Church to continue to pray for the leading of the Holy Spirit as we navigate the process of selecting candidates for the Pastor position.

He will be a man who follows God’s Word and serves as outlined in Timothy 3:2-7; Titus 1:6-9; Acts 6:4; Acts 20:28-30; 1 Peter 5:2-4; and Ephesians 4:11-16.

In addition to the man that is willing to follow the above verses, we prefer a candidate that has the following:


  • We prefer someone between the ages of 30 – 50.


  • We prefer someone with a seminary degree.

Marital Status

  • We prefer married, children are a great asset.

Ministry Focus

  • The ability to prepare and preach sermons that are easy to understand and will hold the congregation’s attention.
  • The ability to teach most subjects using not only Biblical knowledge, but also real life examples.
  • The desire and passion to disciple and mentor new believers.
  • A commitment to go out into the community and evangelize, talk freely about Jesus. Help prepare and hold outreach events small and large.
  • Evidence of good people skills.

Leadership Style

  • A strong, compassionate team-building leader. Willingness to work amicably with deacons and staff.

Desired Unique Skills Set

  • Committed to preaching and teaching.
  • The ability to work with people.
  • Participates in personal prayer and Bible study.
  • The ability to plan and have a vision for the church.
  • Evangelism and counseling competency.
  • Possesses an administrative ability and willingness to keep accurate records and give a report at meetings.

Doctrine and Affiliation

  • All candidates must agree to and abide by our Church’s covenant and constitution.


Salary range is $50,000 to $60,000

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

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