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Pastor Job Description

Eminence Baptist Church, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-affiliated church in Eminence, Kentucky, is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor to lead a multigenerational congregation. Eminence, KY provides a picturesque rural setting while being conveniently close to Louisville, Frankfort and Lexington, KY. With an average worship attendance of 100, Eminence Baptist is a missions-oriented congregation that is called to minister at the local and global levels.

The pastor is responsible to the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and be a creative, inspiring, vision-casting leader. S/he will:

· Develop a vision for reaching and integrating diverse groups into our congregation, especially young families. Foster and grow a sense of common purpose and mission among a curious, creative, and theologically diverse congregation.

· Plan and lead worship services (in concert with other ministry staff and lay leaders). This includes preaching in the Sunday worship services and providing leadership for the church ordinances of communion and baptism.

· Provide pastoral care for the congregation, which includes pastoral visits to members in time of hospitalization or other crisis.

· Be an ambassador for our Church within our community, participating in community events as opportunities arise.

Candidates should hold a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school or equivalent pastoral experience. It is highly desirable that candidates have at least 5-10 years of purpose-filled and reflective ministry experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume (including at least three references). The cover letter should highlight any aspects of the candidate’s spiritual journey and ministerial calling that especially relate to the desired roles as outlined on our web page. You may also view our Facebook page at Eminence Baptist Church.

Please submit materials to: Lynn Wilson (Pastor Search Committee Secretary) at no later than August 15, 2019.