Position Vacancy

New Light Baptist Church

2000 East Broad Street

Richmond, Virginia 23223

(804) 788-9027


Position: Pastor

Date Open: September 20, 2017

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

New Light Baptist church is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor who exemplifies the character described in I Timothy 3:1-7. This Pastor should have effective Biblical preaching and teaching ability; the vision to direct and empower ministry; and the fervency to evangelize and disciple families within the congregation and surrounding community.

The Pastor is responsible for: planning all worship services; preparing and delivering sermons; leading the observance of the ordinances; teaching Bible study; planning revivals; providing pastoral care; conducting weddings, funerals, and memorial services; promoting Biblical giving, providing Christian leadership in all areas of the church; participating in Baptist conventions; and representing the church in community matters. Furthermore, the Pastor is expected to work collaboratively with the Deacon and Trustee ministries in compliance with the Constitution and By-laws of the church.

Minimum Qualification for this position: Master’s degree in theological study from an accredited school; Licensure as a Baptist Minister and must be ordained in accordance with the Baptist Faith; must have clear understanding of the Baptist Doctrine and Articles of Faith. Must be an effective communicator with the ability to teach sound doctrine and preach effectively from the Holy Bible; must have excellent written and oral communication skills; must possess strong leadership skills; must be committed to further religious training; must be able to articulate a vision for the church that emphasizes spiritual growth, evangelism and Christian Education development; and must demonstrate a record of community and mission involvement.

Submission Requirements:

1. Resume

2. Cover letter

3. Three reference ( of whom can provide written recommendations if requested)

4. Submit candidate package by mail to: Pastoral Search Committee