Senior Pastor

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Wellsburg First Baptist Church is seeking a pastor to provide spiritual, moral, and organizational leadership through preaching, training, and encouragement. He must have a thorough understanding of God’s Word with a background in Reformed Theology. Possess a passion for bringing the gospel to the lost, and shepherding the congregation to a fuller knowledge of Christ.


Job Description:

1.    Preaches and oversees planning and conduct of worship.

2.    Prepares various bible studies and Wednesday evening prayer and study.

3.    Provide spiritual leadership of the church leaders and congregation.

4.    Provides compassionate pastoral care for the congregation.

5.    Manages the pastoral and ministry staff with authority and grace.

6.    Prayerfully shepherd, in coordination with the deacons/elders, the congregation.

7.    Participate in various outreach and ministries within the local community.

8.    Goals of the Church:

a.    Cultivate in the congregation a sincere desire to love and serve others within and outside the church.

b.    Encourage the congregation to KNOW GOD more and strengthen relationship with our Lord.

c.    Help to reach unbelievers with the Gospel, especially families and children in the community.

d.    Develop comprehensive discipleship training.

e.    Increase church membership targeting young families within our community.

f.     Foster a welcoming environment.

9.    Maintain regular office hours.

10.  Participate in the meetings for various boards and committees.


Professional and Pastoral Qualifications:

1.    Ordained or eligible for ordination.

2.    Meet Biblical qualifications found in Titus 1:6-9, 1 Tim 3:2-7, 1 Peter 5:2-3.

3.    Delivers engaging expository preaching that encourages and convicts.

4.    Shepherds his congregation with passion, empathy, and patience.

5.    Develops, empowers, and encourage ministry and lay leadership.

6.    Champions’ discipleship, evangelism, missions, and outreach efforts.

7.    Supports and encourages traditional and contemporary worship styles.

8.    Participate in various activities in the local community.

9.    Smells like his sheep.

10.  The pastor will minister alongside his fellow elders/deacons who are responsible for spiritual oversight, leadership, and care of the church body—this includes training and equipping the saints of Wellsburg First Baptist for the work of ministry.

11.  Demonstrate how to effectively evangelize in our 21st century culture.

12.  Pastor will be expected to conduct or participate in church-life events like weddings, funerals, and counseling.


Personal and Spiritual Traits:

1.    Believes in the inerrant Word of God and the power of prayer.

2.    Shows passionate commitment to growing his faith and leading his family and congregation to do the same with Christ-like love and grace.

3.    Deeply values connections across all ages and easily relates with all ages.

4.    Consistently exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and is known as a man of integrity and humility.

5.    Leads by example.

6.    Displays strong communication skills with an approachable demeanor.


About First Baptist Church of Wellsburg

We are a small, loving church family in a small town Americana atmosphere.  We are a conservative congregation, believing the Bible as the inspired and inerrant Word of God.  We desire a pastor who exercises expository preaching and is able to explain God’s word to all members of our congregation, regardless of their level of Christian maturity.  We are governed by deacons who are responsible for the spiritual guidance of our members.  Other areas of church duties are delegated to boards and committees.


Wellsburg is a city in and the county seat of Brooke County, West Virginia, United States.[6] It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The 2010 census recorded a population of 2,805.  It is a quiet, small city on the banks of the Ohio River and nestled in the upper Ohio Valley.  It has a high number of retirees, and a very low crime rate.  Wellsburg is about 45 minutes southwest of Pittsburgh, PA.


WFBC has a two story, 3 bedroom parsonage that is next to the church building. There are city parks with various ball fields and playgrounds within walking distance from the parsonage.


For more information on Wellsburg, see:,_West_Virginia


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