Lebanon Baptist Church Pastor

Job Description and Qualifications

Lebanon Baptist Church is seeking candidates for the position of pastor. The position comes with the following benefits: $14,000 salary; pastorium; and retirement fund.

The qualifications of the position include: a man called by God to serve in a pastoral position; belief in Jesus Christ as the Savior and Lord of humanity; adherence to the Southern Baptist Faith and Message. Seminary degree preferred but not required.

Pastor duties and responsibilities include: leading all church services, including Sunday morning services, as well as any Sunday night services or other services that may be established; providing spiritual guidance and counseling for church members and attendees; working with the elected church Deacons; providing guidance and counseling to all church organizations and committees; conducting baptisms, weddings, and funerals for church members; maintaining contact with all church members, including the sick, elderly, and bereaved; adhering to the Constitution and Bylaws of Lebanon Baptist Church; and guiding the church in establishing or reestablishing programs and events for church members, including church youth.

About Lebanon Baptist Church: Lebanon Baptist Church was founded in 1903 in southern Taylor County, Georgia, on the bank of Whitewater Creek. It is a Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, and adheres to the Southern Baptist Faith and Message. Taylor County is in a rural area, and Lebanon is a small, traditional country church with a close church family.

Lebanon seeks a pastor who is committed to preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. The church has a long history of supporting both home and international missions, and seeks a pastor who will continue this work. The pastor of Lebanon should be committed to a fairly traditional church service. The pastor is a bi-vocational position.

Church Programs include: Sunday School at 10 AM Sunday mornings; church Service at 11 AM Sunday mornings; children’s Christmas Program (annual), Easter Sunrise Service, breakfast, and church service (annual); Vacation Bible School (annual); and church socials/lunches (various dates throughout the year) In years past, Lebanon had an active choir as well as Sunday night Church Training services and other programs, such as prayer meetings, men’s breakfasts, and WMU.

Like many small churches, Lebanon is still struggling to recover from the effects of the COVID pandemic. The church would welcome a leader who would help to establish or reestablish programs for church members, and particularly for church youth.

Candidates interested in this position should submit the following materials to resume; letter of application providing further information about the candidate’s qualifications, interest in the position, and ability to fulfill the position’s requirements; and a list of at least three references, including contact information.

Posted 4/8/2024