Job Description

Christian Music Director

First Baptist Church of Davenport, Iowa


To develop and lead the worship music ministry for our church, in consultation with the senior pastor and other team members, in a way that is consistent with our church mission.


Select and plan music for Sunday services.

Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday and special services with the Senior Pastor and Worship Leader.

Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and shepherd vocalists and musicians.

Develop musical teams and ensembles for services.

Communicate faithfully with the Senior Pastor and staff.

Participate in the life and ministry of the church.


Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

Ability to shepherd volunteer musicians in the Christian life.

Love and respect for people.

Attested musical skills and competence.

Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians and technical team members.

Positive attitude.

Strong team player with the rest of the staff and congregation.

Committed to the church's vision, leadership, and people.

Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative.

Bachelor’s degree in music preferred.


Ability in a wide range of styles of Christian music including traditional hymns, direction of choir anthems, and contemporary Christian music.

Guitar is required, piano or organ experience is preferred, other instruments are a plus.

Producing and directing special events and programs.

Time Commitment:

Approximately 8 hours per week, which includes rehearsal time and 1 worship service on Sunday.


$10,000.00 - $12,000.00 per year based on competencies, credentials and experience.

About First Baptist Church of Davenport, Iowa

About First Baptist Church of Davenport, Iowa

We believe that God has called us to the work of bridge building in all that we do. We desire to build bridges to new people, to other churches and into the community. In all that we do we wish to lift up Jesus Christ and build bridges of faith to Him!

We are followers of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is our savior, guide, example and friend. We read of His life, in the Holy Bible (the Book that guides our life), pray in His name to the Father, and experience His touch in our hearts. We believe in Jesus!

?We will speak the truth

Christians are supposed to be honest, and we believe in being honest people and speaking the truth in a loving way. It is only the truth that lasts, only the truth that helps, and only by speaking the truth does real communication between people happen. We will speak the truth!

We will practice Christian love

For us love is not just a feeling, it is an action. We define love as the willingness to take action in the best spiritual interests of another. That kind of love is shown in extending help, showing concern, being forgiving, and acting in ways that further God’s plan and purposes in the world. In every area of life, we will ask ourselves, “What is the loving thing to do?” We will practice love!

We are a family

We do not come together for only a program or event. We join the church to respond to Christ’s command, and we become part of a new family. In all families there are things that family members do for each other. They help one another, they care about one another, and they participate in each other’s lives. We will be family to each other!

We are people of positive faith & spirit

The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian. That is something that happens through placing faith in Jesus Christ. After that initial exciting moment, it is easy to go back to seeing life in discouraging terms. We will be people that choose to look at life as full of possibilities because of Jesus. Each problem can be something that God can use to enlarge our faith and help us to make a difference in the world. Discouragements, problems and challenges are all part of life and we will use faith in Christ to help us overcome those seasons of distress. We will be people with a positive spirit!

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Some college

Date Posted
1 month ago
Davenport, Iowa

Baptist: American

Church Size
75-125 people