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Senior Pastor

Westport Baptist Church
Posted: 05/31/2022
Salary/Range: $60,000-$65,000
Westport Indiana

Senior Pastor

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Senior Pastor – Westport Baptist Church


The Westport Baptist Church of Westport, Indiana is an established American Baptist Church. Westport Baptist Church is located in the small Southeastern Indiana town of Westport. WBC’s main building is 10,000 square feet built in 1915. WBC’s motto is “Seeking, Sharing, Serving” the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Westport Baptist Church is seeking a full time Senior Pastor who is a licensed and ordained Baptist Minister. The candidate must be born again and called by God to preach the gospel. The candidate must also be a believer who has been baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as prescribed in Matthew 28: 19 and is a current member of a Holy Bible Believing Church.

The candidate will be responsible to God and the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to teach the Scriptures, provide Christian leadership in all areas of the church, and engage in pastoral care for the congregation. The candidate must possess the ability to lead the church in an effective program of witnessing in a caring manner for individuals in the church and the community. The candidate must also be able to engage and encourage the church’s support for discipleship, evangelism, membership retention, and membership growth efforts. The candidate must also possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, direct, coordinate, and evaluate the total program of the church. The candidate must be prepared to commit to an agreed upon in-church weekly work schedule. The candidate must come highly recommended by other pastors and church leaders. The candidate must also successfully pass a thorough academic, professional, criminal, financial, and credit background check.


  • Born-Again Christian; Called by God to Preach
  • Committed to God’s Word (In Words, Deeds, and Actions)
  • Live a lifestyle characterized by moral integrity; Demonstrates a love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Meet the pastoral qualifications outlined in I Timothy 3.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the Baptist Doctrine and possess the ability to preach effectively from the Holy Scripture.
  • Possess effective administrative and leadership skills
  • Demonstrates the commitment and ability to design and achieve a plan to fully engage the church in support of discipleship, evangelism, membership retention, membership growth, and community outreach efforts
  • Received a ministerial ordination and license from an accredited organization recognized by Westport Baptist Church.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of consecutive Senior or Associate pastoral experience
  • Degree and/or extensive training from a sound Bible College, Seminary, or School of Theology/Divinity.
  • Committed to continued growth as a pastor, as well as, formal pastoral training, education, and professional development
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Westport Baptist Church preference is for the candidate to be married. If married, candidate must demonstrate a commitment to Christ and their family and his wife an active part of church ministry.
  • Must consent to and pass a thorough academic, professional, criminal, financial, and credit background check.


  • Prepare and deliver biblically sound, biblically based, and spirit filled sermons designed to save the lost and encourage/inspire those who are saved.
  • Participate or oversee the planning of worship services and events.
  • Encourage Westport Baptist members to become prayerfully engaged/involved in various Westport Baptist Church ministries by dedicating their God-given time, talent, and resources to the furtherance of the Gospel.
  • Train, develop, and equip Westport Baptist Church members to aid in carrying out various ministries and furthering the Gospel.
  • Preside over worship services, bible studies, funeral services, and weddings.
  • Provide teaching and counseling on the proper observance of the Ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism.
  • Lead in the area of pastoral care and counseling. Visit members who are sick and shut-in, hospitalized, confined to home or in an extended care facility. Appoint qualified members to aid in the fulfillment of pastoral care and counseling duties and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate an intergenerational and cross-cultural approach to spiritual growth and congregational development throughout various age-groups, senior citizens, families, millennials, and youth. Focusing on ensuring all are ministered to on their level for the total edification of the entire body of Christ.
  • Communicate with and monitor all church ministries/committee’s activities.


  • Develop and maintain a Christ centered relationship with the Deacons, Trustees, and other elected or appointed officials of the Westport Baptist Church.
  • Work with ministers, deacons, trustees, or other appointed leaders in the Westport Baptist Church to confront sin in accordance with Matthew 18: 15-17, I Corinthians 5: 1-12, and Hebrew 12: 6-11.


  • Paid Vacation/Sabbatical


  • Competitive Salary (Negotiated Upon Selection)
  • Retirement Plan (Negotiated Upon Selection)
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