Senior Pastor

Date Posted: June 11, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
Hagerstown Bible Church
Hagerstown, MD, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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Hagerstown Bible Church – (Hagerstown, MD) – Senior Pastor

The Big Picture

Hagerstown Bible Church (hagerstownbible.org) is seeking a Senior Pastor who will help to form and implement a healthy, externally minded, Biblical vision for our church while ministering to the personal needs of our people.

The Church

Hagerstown Bible Church, centrally located in downtown Hagerstown, is committed to a ministry that focuses on worship, Biblical teaching, fellowship, outreach and discipleship. Our church has a practical vision of ministry to the surrounding community, including the establishment of the Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Clinic (http://hapconline.com), community events, and a general effort to be a neighbor. With a good generational mix of believers, you will find the congregation of Hagerstown Bible Church to be caring and connected with each other and the community. Our pastor who has served the church for over thirty years has recently retired. We are in the process of prayerfully considering how we will forge our future legacy under the leadership of our next senior pastor.

The Community

Hagerstown, MD is a well-established but growing area approximately 70 miles northwest of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Located in heart of Washington County, Maryland (population 155,000), Hagerstown is easily accessed by two major interstates, I-70 and I-81, and has a population of 40,000. Surrounding it are many open spaces of farmlands and mountain ranges, connected by smaller towns.

The Candidate

We are looking for a pastor who will help to form and implement a healthy, externally minded, Biblical vision for our church while ministering to the personal needs of our people. Our next senior pastor must be a man:

  • Who models the traits of a pastor found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
  • Who loves the Word of God and is excited to present it.
  • Who has a passion for and participates in the great commission of Matthew 28:19-20.
  • Who equips, mobilizes, and shepherds members to carry out their calling.
  • Who can be the team leader in unity and purpose as we pursue a Biblical vision for our church.

The Qualifications


  • Strategic Leadership and Planning:
    • The Pastor is responsible for strategic planning and staff coordination in the execution of the church’s purpose.
    • The Pastor will define strategic goals and vision as a key leader among staff and elders.
    • The pastor will also facilitate the growth of the church’s structure in light of its mission.
  • Preaching and Teaching:
    • The Pastor will be charged to take the lead in equipping the members of the congregation and will be the primary preacher for worship services.
  • Staff Supervision and Development:
    • The Pastor serves as an overseer to ordained and lay staff and lay volunteers, leads, evaluates, and mentors existing staff in their respective areas of ministry.
    • He must be personable and have the gift of encouragement.
  • Administration:
    • The Pastor oversees and executes the administration of the church through appropriate staff and lay leadership teams, and ensures the completion of ministry, business, facility, and logistical support functions through staff and lay volunteers.

Minimum Requirements:

  • In part or completion of a master’s degree from an accredited seminary.
  • Agreement with the church’s doctrine as outlined in its Statement of Faith.
  • Prefer a minimum of 10-years of relevant ministry experience.
  • We encourage you to look at our website (http://www.hagerstownbible.org/ ) for more information regarding our church.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over the job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these three questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Senior Pastor for Hagerstown Bible Church?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Senior Pastor at Hagerstown Bible Church?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Hagerstown Bible Church.

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