Associate Pastor of Worship

First Baptist Church of Palestine

Job Description

General Purpose of Position:

            This is a part-time position giving leadership to the music and worship ministries of FBC Palestine. 

            The Pastor supervises the Associate Pastor of Worship. In conjunction with the church calendar and general office needs, the Pastor will coordinate and authorize this employee’s work schedule in accordance with the Personnel Policies. This minister will also participate in advancing the total vision and mission of the congregation with whatever gifts they possess. 

This position’s primary function is worship leadership, which includes pastoral care and equipping of those persons involved in the music and worship ministry of the church. A spirit and focus of assistance to the pastor, other ministerial staff, and members of First Baptist Church of Palestine is necessary.

Requirements for the Position:


A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with areas of study focused on music ministry is preferred. Advanced degree work such as seminary training in related ministry areas would be advantageous. 


A demonstrated calling into worship ministry and an evident faith in Jesus Christ is required. The minister should have some related experience in the local church setting, preferably as a staff member. 

Worship Responsibilities:

1.     Work with the pastor in planning worship services of the church. This includes regular Sunday worship services as well as any other special services held at the church.

2.     Lead or oversee direction of all music, drama, choir, and related groups. 

3.     Supervise accompanists and other instrumentalists.

4.     Administrate the music organization, including the preparation and administration of a budget for worship ministries. 

5.     Coordinate usage and care of the Sanctuary and its equipment.

Pastoral Staff Member Responsibilities:

1.     Serve as a part of the pastoral staff in the pastoral care of the church family.

2.     Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Pastor.

3.     Serve as a part of the ministry staff team, assisting in ministry and service to the membership of FBCP and the surrounding community.

1.     Prepare for, attend, and participate in all church conferences, deacons’ meetings, ministry staff meetings, and assigned committee gatherings.

2.     Participate and attend all worship and corporate gatherings of the congregation, unless duties related to the position require attendance elsewhere.

About First Baptist Church of Palestine

We are a Bible-preaching and teaching church with a warm and friendly environment. We are believe everything in life is "All About Relationships".

We have two service on Sunday morning - Traditional and Contemporary. We have a 4 member praise team that assists in the traditional service and we have an organist and pianist. We have a 4 piece band and a rotating team of singers, 3 at a time, in the contemporary service that also utilizes tracks to supplement.

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Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
High School Diploma

Date Posted
2 weeks ago
Palestine, Texas

Baptist: SBC

Church Size
100-200 people people

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