Job Description




           A. Care, Counseling and Encouragement - Caring concern will be exercised by the Lead

                Pastor in his devotion to families in grief, in joy, in crisis, through counseling

                appointments and in hospital and general visitation. Also, the Lead Pastor would

                perform follow-ups on prospective members and visitors.

           B. Outreach and Evangelism – The Lead Pastor will challenge the congregation to reach

                out to the unchurched and unsaved in the spirit of the Great Commission. He will

                extend the Christian mission through community leadership and service and

                encourage others to do the same.


A.     The Lead Pastor should teach from the pulpit utilizing expository teaching and preaching.

B.     The Lead Pastor will emphasize the continual need for Christian growth to the congregation. It will be his responsibility to see that a wide variety of learning and discipleship opportunities are made available to the congregation, and he will encourage participation in the activities.

C.     The Lead Pastor has the responsibility to coordinate all elements of worship including music.  The members of the Board of Worship will offer suggestions and assist the professional leadership wherever needed.


A.     Leadership Development - The Lead Pastor will lead and disciple those in leadership roles, both professional staff and lay leaders.

B.     Administration -  The Lead Pastor will guide and encourage the staff through his leadership and counsel. In addition, the Lead Pastor will work closely with the lay leadership and the appropriate boards, committees, or ministries in planning and organizing programs to meet overall objectives. 

C.     Office Hours - It is expected for the Lead Pastor to have regular office hours.

D.    Experience - It is expected that the Lead Pastor will have lead pastor experience, or comparable qualifications.

E.     Educational Background - It would be desirable for the Lead Pastor to have a Master’s Degree from a seminary.


          A. The Professional Staff Relations Committee - The  Lead Pastor is accountable to the

                congregation through the Professional Staff Relations Committee and the Board of

                Managers. Performance, compensation and benefits, and reviews shall be

                conducted annually by the Professional Staff Relations Committee. Their findings

                and recommendations will be submitted to the Board of Managers. 

          B. Committee Relationships - The Lead Pastor will serve as an ex-officio member of all

                church boards and committees and may attend those meetings. He is to attend the

                monthly Board of Managers meetings. The Lead Pastor can call a special meeting of any

                board or committee, or a congregational meeting at any time.  


First Baptist Church (FBC) of Richmond, Indiana is a gospel-centered body of approximately 200 believers in Jesus who believe deeply in the centrality, inerrancy, and authority of God’s Word. The purpose of our body of believers is to gather and connect regularly with our local covenant community, to honor God in deeds and actions by reaching out to families of all ages, to follow Christ by fulfilling the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations, and to love others by teaching the truths of Scripture inside and outside the walls of our church.

FBC Richmond is a deacon served and congregationally governed church. The congregation is represented by a Board of Managers throughout much of the year, which helps to coordinate and carry out the ministries of the church.

We are currently seeking a lead pastor position. Our goal is to find a pastor who believes in the inerrancy of God’s Word and that all Scripture is God-breathed. He must meet the requirements of a Pastor set forth in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. The ideal candidate will believe strongly in expository preaching and will have the ability to do so with conviction, clarity, and compassion.

FBC, with an available guest apartment, is located near the east side of Richmond nestled in a well- established neighborhood. The 2018 census holds the county population at approximately 66,000 people. Richmond’s population in 2019 was 35,342.

Interested parties may submit their resume to LEAD PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE using the following email address:  [email protected]




Experience Required
6 – 10 years


Education Required
Master’s degree

Date Posted
2 years ago
Richmond, Indiana


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