Senior/Lead Pastors

  • Location
  • Hamilton, OH


First Baptist Church, Hamilton, Ohio is looking for a senior pastor who thinks and believes as we do. He should be conservative in theology; believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by man with guidance from the Holy Spirit and without error; has a strong passion for evangelistic teaching and preaching; has a vision of how to move us forward in numerical growth but also able to challenge believers to live Spirit-filled lives. He should also have the abilities to identify, train, and mentor future leaders of our church.

Anticipated pastoral skills/strengths include:
1. Preaching - Historically, First Baptist Church has had exemplary preachers. Some were teachers, some were evangelists, while some were both. We are looking for someone who is both. Our Biblical charge is to bring the message of salvation to the unsaved; however, it is also our desire for our senior pastor to teach/disciple the already saved.

2. Church Growth / Evangelism - Our pastor should be a gifted soul winner that will be able to lead, encourage, and equip the saints for personal evangelism and outreach. We want to grow our church through the conversion of new Christians.

3. Leadership / Vision - We believe that as the senior pastor goes, so goes the church. We need a leader who is capable of driving God's vision for our church. Our senior pastor must be able to take the strengths of our staff and congregation and galvanize them into a coherent ministry for the church. He will be called to oversee and direct leadership development through teaching/discipleship.

4. Missions - We want our senior pastor to provide opportunities for the congregation/individual to be informed and involved in Christian witness both at home and abroad.

Interested candidates should have at a minimum a Master of Divinity and six years of experience as an ordained pastor including some experience leading a multiple professional staff. Because our church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches/USA, candidates should be ABC ordained or willing to become ABC ordained after accepting the call to lead our church.

To Apply: Send a resume to Larry Bowling, Search Committee Chair at lbowling(at)

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