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Russellville Baptist Church is beginning the search for a new pastor,  The congregation was started in 1849 and has a membership of approximately 100. A traditional graded church program was underway prior to COVID restrictions, which still affect the church and community.  Located in southwest Monroe County, the church has become a suburban church for Macon and Atlanta due to easy access to interstate, good local schools and infrastructure, and lots of available land which is causing a housing boom due to families leaving the cities and wanting to have more land and bigger homes in the country.  Highways 74 nd 41 and 23 cross the county, providing easy access to south Atlanta, Thomaston and Macon.  

Russellville has no debt for its church plant which is worth approximately $1-million.  Educational and fellowship areas are included with the sanctuary as part of the three-building format of the church, with approximately 10,000 square feet of heated and cooled spcae.  The membership has supported missions and Georgia Baptist activities throughout its life. The situation is similar to where Henry County, Ga., was 20 years ago with significant development beginning in the last five years, including multiple new subdivisions, several new industires, and lots of new restaurant and tourist businesses due to Interstate 75 running the length of the county.  

Membership of Russellville has been traditional Southern Baptist since its inception.  Current demographics are weighted heavily toward 50 years old and up, so a major effort must be made to find new members among the many families moving into the area around the church.  The church has a strong core of older members who are seeking a pastor to keep the church strong and growing in the years ahead.  Church finances are in excellent condition for a small church.

An ideal pastor for Russellville will be able to work with the existing congregation to bring in new members, many of whom are non-church related.  Salary and benefits are negotiable, and a pastorium can be available, i.e., it currently is begin rented since recent pastors have had their own housing.The pastor can be full-time or bi-vocational as long as the desire to reach out into the community if the primary focus.  

Salary 35,000.00 - 50000.00 Annual
Posted 1/10/2022