Pastor Profile

We realize there is no such thing as a perfect pastor or a perfect church. However, we are seeking a permanent Senior Pastor who will come to provide preaching, leadership, training, and shepherding to our members and the community. We are looking for someone who will partner with us, developing us as individuals and as a church to be the people God created us to be. We are interested in candidates who are emotionally and spiritually mature and who know how to listen well and create dialogue. The candidate should be a man who has a healthy and vigorous prayer life, along with the practice of spiritual disciplines.

Character Qualities

  • Continues to display a life pattern of integrity that fulfills the biblical qualifications of an elder (1 Timothy 3; Titus 1).
  • Displays a consistent and constant love for the local church and its participants, believing it to be the vehicle God uses to reach the lost.
  • Interacts well with those outside the church and has a good reputation with the community and the city.
  • A servant-leader who exhibits humility and grace and leads in a manner that brings consensus among those he is leading.

Beliefs and Values

  • In full agreement with the Statement of Faith and ethos of the Pole Line Road Baptist Church.
  • In agreement with the philosophy of ministry of Pole Line Road Baptist Church, including its mission, values, vision, strategy, and structure with the understanding that the Lord will use his unique gifts and skills to shape and train us further in ministry.

Relationships and Responsibilities

  • As the Senior Pastor, he will work closely with the Director of Worship Ministries to design and facilitate both the content and flow of the worship services. He will carry the primary responsibility for the preaching ministry of the church. He will enhance this preaching ministry by being out among the participants of the church as often as possible. He will also work closely with the Church Secretary/Administrative Assistant to help with the day-to-day responsibilities and opportunities of the Church.
  • As the Senior Pastor, he will serve on and be mutually accountable to the Church Board and Deacons. He will lead and equip the Church Board and Deacons in shepherding the flock. He will commit himself, with the Church Board and Deacons, to pray for the congregation. He will encourage leadership, vision, and wisdom in discussions and decision-making with the Church Board and Deacons.
  • As a Senior Pastor, he will oversee and equip the Church Board and Deacons in their roles as ministry leaders, seeking to help them fulfill their areas of responsibility and equip others also. He will encourage vision, build teamwork, and train them to be effective servant-leaders of the church. He will also encourage and support all of the various ministries of the church by word and by presence.

Education and Ministry Experience

  • Advanced biblical or theological training from a Christian graduate school or seminary (a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree), or its equivalent in experience.
  • Have a successful ministry as a lead, teaching, or senior pastor, or as a senior associate pastor at a church of 75 or more participants.