Job Description

Job Description:
We are looking for a new senior pastor at Meadowdale Baptist Church to lead us in our mission of knowing Jesus and growing in Him. The pastor is to be the spiritual leader of the church. He is responsible to the Lord and the church to proclaim the gospel and teach the Bible. He is also to engage in pastoral care, provide supervisory leadership and administrate the paid and volunteer staff of the church. Please find all information about this opening at

Your cover letter, resume, links to any media of services you have preached, and any questions can be emailed to [email protected]

Biblical qualifications and requirements:
- The Senior Pastor will be called by the Holy Spirit and confirmed by the body of believers through ordination. (Acts 20:28; Titus 1:5; 1 Timothy 3:1)
- The Senior Pastor will equip, educate and edify the church as mandated in Ephesians 4:11-13.
- The Senior pastor will conform himself to the ministry expectations set forth in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13.
- The Senior Pastor will lead and serve in accord with the expectations set forth in 1 Peter 5:1-3.
- The Senior Pastor will exercise biblical authority and carry out a Christian witness as set forth in Hebrews 13:17 and as directed in 2 Timothy 4:1-5.
- The Senior Pastor will be qualified to minister in the church as required in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, 2.

- A minimum of an undergraduate degree with a commitment to continuing education.
- At a minimum, attended Seminary classes and demonstrates a commitment to continued professional and spiritual growth and development.
- Church ministry experience – prefer experience in a mid-sized church or larger.
- Able to build strong relationships with the congregation.
- Exhibits compassion for people of all walks of life.
- Strong in evangelism.
- Locally and Globally mission minded.
- Must have a strong daily relationship with God.

Character Traits:
- Compassionate
- Loving
- Humble
- Prayerful

* Plan and coordinate the worship services with the minister of music; prepare and deliver sermons; lead in observance of ordinances.
* Lead the church in an effective program of witnessing and ministering to persons in the church and community.
* Perform wedding ceremonies & conduct funerals.
* Work with deacons, church officers, and ministry teams as they perform their assigned responsibilities; train and lead the deacons in their ministry.
* Act as moderator of church business meetings.
* Encourage all organizations and ministries of the church to carry out their work with an emphasis on welcoming others to participate in the mission work of Christ.
* Provide pastoral care in conjunction with other staff and member care-givers through visitation, counseling, and prayer.
* Cooperate with association, state, denominational, and community leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; keep the church informed of denominational development.

Working Conditions
The position of Senior Pastor requires great flexibility in hours available for work, including evenings and weekends. The pastor should be in the office a sufficient amount of time for accessibility to members of the congregation and for regular communication with members of the church staff.

About Meadowdale Baptist Church

Meadowdale Baptist Church is situated in a rural area on Hwy 53 connecting Calhoun and Rome, GA. We were founded in 1968. Over the last 51 years, our attendance has ebbed and waned over the years and we now average 180 in our Sunday morning service. We are perceived as one of the largest churches in our community and we pride ourselves in trying to reach the population that is unchurched. We strongly believe the Bible is our primary guiding authority for our lives in all areas.

We have been blessed to have been led by our current pastor Jeremy Kirby for 2.5 years. His term following a 38-year term from Steven Pearson has brought us to a sturdy place of spiritual health. Our church currently employs a full-time pastor, a full-time minister of students, a full-time minister of children, a full-time music minister, a full-time administrative assistant as well as a part-time financial secretary. Our administrative assistant position has recently been vacated due to retirement. We plan on filling that position as soon as possible.

Our style of worship is contemporary with traditional roots. Over the last few years we have made several needed updates to our services to bring our focus to a younger demographic while staying unified as a Christ-centered, loving church focused on our mission. Our mission is for people to know Jesus and to grow in him. We are passionate about reaching the unchurched, while discipling our church body to better reach our community and grow in faith.

We are directly involved in local and international missions. We have local ministries reaching out to the poor, elderly, widows, cancer victims, and victims of domestic violence. God has blessed us with opportunities to serve and send teams annually to the uttermost parts of the world, including Africa, India, Guatemala, and the Philippines. We believe this is one of the primary strengths of the church and it is our desire to fulfill the Great Commission. We have developed an outreach with our local elementary school creating a strong relationship to nurture the children of our community.

We have established a groups program consisting of campus groups, which meet on campus at different times during the week, as well as neighborhood groups that meet in homes. We also have recently implemented a Wednesday night short-term group program that has been well received. Our belief in community is a vital part of our vision and mission.
Position Filled
Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
2 years ago
Calhoun, Georgia

Baptist: SBC

Church Size
125-250 people