Senior Pastor

Website First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist bible-centered church with 302 active members. Our current pastor of 40+ years is stepping down from the Lead Pastor position. We are seeking a Lead Pastor to provide leadership, biblical preaching, teaching and pastoral care that will continue to accomplish our mission.


We are located in Morton, Illinois.  Morton is a progressive, growing community with a population of almost 17,000 located approximately halfway between Peoria and Bloomington-Normal. Morton prides itself on being a great place to live, work, and raise a family.  Among many other great things, Morton offers excellent schools, a well-established and growing network of parks, and attractive housing.


Responsibilities of the Lead Pastor will include:

·         Deliver personal and engaging sermons which are biblically based

·         Lead and support church ministries through counseling and visitations

·         Lead public services and ceremonies

·         Manage and develop staff

·         Provide direction, guidance and support to committees

·         Execute church strategy and goals in the areas of Worship, Education, Evangelism, Prayer, Service, Fellowship, and Administration



Qualifications needed:

·         Biblical scholar in alignment with our church doctrinal statements, preference for Southern Baptist

·         Church overseer as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1: 5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-2

·         Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years’ experience in ministry

·         Demonstrated experience with church growth

·         Demonstrated gifts in the areas of leadership, teaching and compassion


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