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First Presbyterian Church Hanford
Posted: 02/25/2022
Salary/Range: TBD
Hanford, CA

First Presbyterian Church Hanford (EPC) (Hanford, CA) – Pastor

The Big Picture

First Presbyterian Church Hanford ( is seeking a Pastor who will provide spiritual, pastoral and administrative leadership for the glory of God.

The Church

The First Presbyterian Church of Hanford is proud to be a steadfast church in the heart of our community, since the mid 1870’s. We have seen many challenges and trials over the long life of our church, but take great pride in being a multi-generational church which is welcoming to all ages. Over the past two decades key growth of membership for our church has come from the nearby Naval Air Station, Lemoore, where young families have been joining our church with great participation and a strong desire in serving our Lord and Savior. Although our pastors have had life events over the past two years our church members are eager and excited to welcome a new pastor who will help guide our congregation in the coming years making disciples of Jesus Christ who go and make disciples of others.

The Candidate

The Pastor is called by the congregation of First Presbyterian Church Hanford. This person is accountable to the Session and to the Presbytery of the Pacific Southwest within the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The Pastor will provide spiritual, pastoral and administrative leadership for the congregation and staff. Work in conjunction with the Session in keeping with the stated purpose, mission, and vision of First Presbyterian Church Hanford. Help the congregation fulfill its mission and purpose by providing primary leadership in the areas of preaching, teaching, worship, prayer, and pastoral care.

The Qualifications

We require the pastor to meet the qualifications in I Timothy and Titus. In addition, they must be ordained or ordainable in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. The preferred minimum education is a seminary graduate along with pastoral experience. We desire a loving shepherd, a faithful Biblical preacher and one who is passionate about equipping the saints for the works of service.

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

Why do you believe that you might be a good fit for First Presbyterian Church Hanford?

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church Hanford?

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of First Presbyterian Church Hanford?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to

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