Director of Communications

Date Posted: February 1, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Pinelake Church
Brandon, MS, USA
Job Type: Ministry Director,Other Professional Ministry Positions
Other Details

Denomination: Baptist – SBC

Location: Brandon, MS

The Role: Director of Communications

Pinelake Church Building: Meet Pinelake Church:

It’s hard to believe that what began in a mobile chapel located on Spillway Road in February of 1971 would grow to become the church that we experience today, where people from all over Mississippi join together in multiple locations for worship each Sunday.

Our journey has involved three Senior Pastors since the launch of the church, all providing \mely and God-given leadership during their tenure. In January 1999 God brought Dr. Chip Henderson, Pinelake’s Senior Pastor, to lead the congregation. Shortly afterward, God blessed our church with seasons of rapid growth, and it was quickly apparent there would not be enough space at the Spillway Road location for what God intended to do.

A little over a year later, in February 2000 the leadership of the church was led to begin an aggressive search for a new location that would provide the necessary room to reach more people. In November 2000, the church met on land off of Lakeland Drive in Flowood, MS to dedicate the immense and beautiful 170 acres that God had provided as a new location.

By November 2003, the new facility was completed and the Pinelake congregation held its first services at the Reservoir campus. And while the new facilities were wonderful, it was the journey with God over the previous five years that would forever mark the people and remind them that church isn’t about buildings, but about God working in His people.

After three more years of rapid growth, in 2006, the Pinelake Elders and Senior Leadership Team felt God leading the church to expand through launching additional campuses in Mississippi. In the fall of 2006, the church launched the second Pinelake campus in the Madison area. In January of 2009, Pinelake launched its third campus in Clinton, Mississippi. In 2011, the fourth campus in the Starkville area launched. In 2015, the fifth Pinelake campus was launched in Oxford. Today, more than 15,000 people attend weekly worship at one of Pinelake’s five campuses.

We believe Pinelake is a movement of God, and we have yet to see the end of God’s action plan for our church. Pinelake remains a church committed to seeing Mississippi changed one Life Change Story at a time. Our mission is to help people Learn from Christ, Live in Christ and Lead others to Christ.

About the Director of Communications:

The primary role of the Communications Director at Pinelake Church will be to lead a creative team focused on branding the ministries of the church through story and creative outlets, like social media, video, photography, and print.

Pinelake Church Worship Team the Director of Communications’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead a team focused on supporting ministries through graphic arts, videography, and other media.
  • Managing the creative process (concept to execution).
  • Focus on engaging storytelling to share people’s stories of what Christ has done in their lives.
  • Developing a process to grow ministries through story branding.
  • Managing internal communications workflow (request to publication).
  • Managing external communication mediums (web content, app, blog).
  • Carry out strategic projects.
  • Collaborate with other members of the leadership team.

Pinelake Local Outreach: What You Bring:

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Director of Communications Name:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree – Required.
  • Seminary and/or continued education – Bonus.
  • 7-10 years of experience.
  • Experience with large multi-site preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Tangible Leadership / Management experience in Marketing, Journalism, Communications or other related field.
  • Spiritually gifted in Leadership, Administration, and Shepherding.
  • Develop systems and processes from request submission all the way to the finished products.
  • In touch with what is happening in the graphic design/communications world.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to lead and encourage a creative team.
  • Excellent communicator who is able to help craft a message to reach a multi-generation.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • A follower of Jesus Christ
  • Have a demonstrated and growing faith
  • Problem solver
  • Builder of a team
  • People person
  • Collaborate well with other ministries
  • Humble, hungry, and smart
  • Mission-minded for the church. Understand the mission and Vision of Pinelake.
  • Innovative, with new ideas
  • Team player and highly relational
  • An idea generator

Pinelake Church People Greeting in Lobby: What it’s Like to Live in Madison, MS:

Madison, MS, offers a unique blend of small-town charm and modern amenities, creating an inviting atmosphere for its residents. Nestled among rolling hills and lush landscapes, Madison exudes a serene vibe that appeals to those seeking a peaceful yet vibrant community. The town’s well-planned neighborhoods boast beautiful homes and well-maintained streets, fostering a sense of security and belonging. Madison’s strong emphasis on education is evident through its top-rated schools, attracting families looking to provide their children with quality education and a nurturing environment. Beyond its educational offerings, Madison features an array of parks, recreational facilities, and community events, encouraging an active lifestyle and fostering a strong sense of community among its residents.

Moreover, Madison’s proximity to Jackson, the state capital, adds to its allure by providing easy access to a diverse range of cultural experiences, dining options, and employment opportunities. The town’s thriving economy, supported by a mix of local businesses and larger corporations, creates a favorable environment for career growth and entrepreneurship. With its blend of natural beauty, excellent schools, and a strong community spirit, Madison, MS, stands as a desirable place to call home for those seeking a balance between a tranquil suburban lifestyle and urban accessibility.