Solo Pastor

Date Posted: February 21, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40 +/-
First Presbyterian Church Yorktown
Yorktown, TX, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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Job Description: Solo Pastor – First Presbyterian Church, Yorktown, Texas

About the Position: First Presbyterian Church, Yorktown, seeks a full-time Solo Pastor to serve as a spiritual leader, shepherd, teacher, and servant. The Pastor will be responsible for leading worship services, conducting weekly lessons/sermons, administering sacraments, promoting Christian education, providing pastoral care, and supporting mission/evangelism efforts.


  1. Worship: Prepare and conduct weekly lessons/sermons, lead worship and special services, and administer sacraments.
  2. Discipleship: Collaborate with the Session to promote Christian education, preaching, teaching, and interpretation of Scripture.
  3. Pastoral Care: Be available to the congregation in times of rejoicing, illness, bereavement, and emergencies. Visit hospitals, nursing homes, shut-ins, and provide pre-marital counseling, officiate weddings and funerals.
  4. Mission/Evangelism: Support, promote, and articulate the current mission of the church to the congregation and community.
  5. Administration: Work alongside staff and volunteers to ensure efficient operations, including recordkeeping.


  • Called by God to pastoral ministry, committed to a life guided by prayer and scriptures.
  • Bridge builder and collaborator, fostering church growth and community relationships.
  • Equips church leaders, inspiring, training, and supporting members to use spiritual gifts in ministries.
  • Proponent of Reformed faith and Presbyterian theology.
  • Compassionate, empathetic, caring for the sick and needy in the church and community.
  • Flexible, open to new ideas, humble, willing to be coached when needed.
  • Good listener, effective communicator, articulate speaker/storyteller.
  • Honest, authentic, fundraiser introducing ideas and resources to enhance church ministries.
  • Accountable to Session in matters related to church representation in the community.
  • Collaborate with the Music Director to blend traditional and contemporary music in services.

 About Us: Vision: Empowered by God to reach others for Christ, connecting people to one another and serving our community.

Mission Statement: We are a community of believers called by God to glorify and serve Him through worship and witness.

 Church Background:

  • Founded in 1896 with a rich heritage in Yorktown, Texas.
  • Dedicated to community service and outreach.
  • Facilities include a church, fellowship hall, and manse.

 Community Overview:

  • Central location between Victoria, San Antonio, Austin, and Corpus Christi.
  • Population of 2000 with a fluctuating rural population.
  • Diverse community with various religious affiliations.
  • Strong farming and ranching community with ties to the oil and gas industry.

 Session’s Priorities:

  • Emphasis on family and community involvement.
  • Implementation of programs to attract new members.
  • Outreach to existing members with decreased attendance.

 Staff Overview:

  • Regular Full-Time (Salaried): Solo Pastor
  • Part-Time: Secretary (20 hours a week), Organist/Pianist (2 Sundays), Janitor and Lawncare
  • Volunteer: Music Director

Salary: $50,000-$80,000
Benefits: Health Insurance, Pension, Parsonage, Continuing Education Funds, Vacation, Sick Leave, Mileage Reimbursement. 

Note: The church is currently in transition and recently joined ECO, reflecting its commitment to growth and stability.

How To Apply

Contact: Terilynn Zengerle
Phone: 361-564-8270
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: First Presbyterian Church – Yorktown, Tx