Senior Pastor

Rock Falls Baptist Church

Rock Falls Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a Pastor, called by God to serve our church, following the retirement of our current pastor, who has served bi-vocationally (the church would consider a transition to full-time). We are a rural, medium-size church, founded in 1877 and located in the midst of the Orrick, Richmond, and Excelsior Springs, Missouri communities, approximately 40 miles northeast of Kansas City.  We are an evangelical body of believers striving to grow in relationship with God through fellowship, worship and the study of His Word.  We are committed to discipleship, service, evangelism, and missions at home and around the world.  The primary function of our Pastor is to provide spiritual leadership to the church family, enabling us to grow in the discipleship of Christ and to fulfill the Church’s mission and function according to our core values, which are the values set out in the Baptist Faith and Message.  The Pastor must meet the qualifications set out in I Timothy 3:1-7,  Titus 1:5-9, and I Peter 5:2-4.  Primary characteristics and responsibilities include: 1) First and foremost, to be a servant leader, ever-seeking a closer personal relationship with Jesus and being intentional about ongoing personal spiritual development, living a life of spiritual integrity, modeling the call, character and competencies of a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ; 2) Leading and casting vision for the church, supervising, with the deacons, the ministries and operations of the church; 3) Preaching and teaching the congregation regularly as the shepherd and the primary Bible teacher, and leading in service planning and coordination; 4) Full participation in ministry to those in need in the church and community, participating in the hands-on work and local outreach of the church; 5) Pastoral care to church members, including visits to the sick and shut-ins; and 6) Leading the church in evangelistic outreach, including follow-up with prospects.

Preferred but not required – a bachelor’s (or higher) degree from an accredited Bible college or university in the area of biblical/pastoral studies, and pastoral experience.

How to Apply:

Provide resume, copy of ordination certification (if ordained), and at least three references (unrelated to you) who are able to speak to your spiritual life and qualifications to serve as pastor.

Documents may be mailed to Rock Falls Baptist Church, Search Committee, P.O. Box 705, Richmond, MO 64085, or e-mailed to rfbcpst@gmail.com.

If you have any questions or wish additional information as you consider applying, don’t hesitate to reach out by email.