Senior Pastor

New Hope Baptist Church

Position Title: Bi-Vocational Pastor

Reports to: Church Deacons

The bi-vocational pastor serves as the spiritual leader of New Hope Baptist Church, a rural community of 50 members. This role involves preaching, teaching, providing pastoral care, and overseeing the spiritual and organizational health of the church community while also maintaining employment in a separate profession to support themselves financially.


  • Preaching and Teaching:
    • Prepare and deliver biblically sound and engaging sermons for weekly worship services.
    • Provide educational opportunities through Bible studies, discipleship classes, and other forms of teaching aimed at spiritual growth.
  • Pastoral Care:
    • Offer compassionate pastoral care, counseling, and support to church members during times of joy, crisis, and grief.
    • Visit the sick, elderly, and homebound members of the congregation to provide encouragement and spiritual guidance.
  • Church Leadership and Administration:
    • Collaborate with church leadership (Deacons) to establish and implement the church’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.
    • Oversee and coordinate church ministries, programs, and events to foster spiritual growth and community engagement.
  • Community and Outreach:
    • Engage with the local community and build relationships with non-churchgoers to promote evangelism and community involvement.
    • Participate in community events and initiatives to demonstrate Christ’s love and the church’s commitment to serving others.
  • Bi-Vocational Employment:
    • Maintain employment outside of pastoral duties to support personal and family financial needs.
    • Manage time effectively to balance pastoral responsibilities with professional commitments, demonstrating reliability and dedication in both roles.ssesses a deep and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, exhibiting personal integrity, humility, and a servant’s heart.

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