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Worship Pastor Full Time

Eastwood Baptist Church

Haughton, LA




Eastwood Baptist is seeking to hire a Pastor/Minister to oversee the worship and music ministry. They will lead our worship services, choir, bands, praise teams, and vocal teams by developing, coordinating, and administering Spirit-led worship, excellent, engaging music & arts ministries, providing leadership and supervision of programs, musical, technical staff, and equipment.

The primary purpose of the Worship Ministry of EWBC is to glorify God by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus. This is done by enhancing the congregation’s sense of celebration in worship. The Worship Ministry at EWBC desires to lead our congregation in meaningful worship each week and to provide ministry outlets for those interested in music, instrumentation, drama, and the arts.

Special programs and evangelistic events are designed to encourage the church and to reach our community and the world for Christ. These ministries help children, youth and adults grow in their musical and other artistic abilities in the service of God. The Worship Ministry desires to help all grow in spiritual maturity and provide mission and ministry opportunities for every age group.


  • The Music Minister is responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating meaningful worship services.
  • Work with the Senior Pastor to learn his heart, passion for biblical worship at EWBC.
  • Along with the Senior Pastor, direct the planning, coordination, operation, and evaluation of each worship service.
  • Lead and coordinate choir, praise bands, vocal teams, soloists, musical specials or guests, groups, and other matters as needed/appropriate.
  • Prepare the Order of Service.
  • Lead and work closely with the Media/Tech Team regarding all audio and visual needs in worship services.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Pastor and appropriate staff, work to oversee the planning and direction of annual Christmas/Easter presentations, and other special worship service events planned by the Senior Pastor. Help plan seasonal and special programs.
  • Assist, advise and counsel individuals and members regarding wedding and funeral music requirements. Work with Senior Pastor and pastoral staff by conducting and assisting in EWBC funerals, memorial, and special services.
  • Keep informed on music methods, materials, promotion, and administration.
  • Prepare an annual music budget for approval and administer the budget.
  • Oversees the care and maintenance of all church-owned worship and creative arts equipment to include but not limited to musical instruments, theatrical items, and multi-media equipment. Monitor the purchasing, maintenance, and replacement of all music or worship related equipment, supplies, and instruments.
  • Protect the reputation of EWBC for Christ-likeness, compassion, moral purity, professional competence, financial integrity, and confidentiality as well as adhering to all church policies.
  • Oversee all other aspects related to the worship and music program.



  • BA or BS degree in a field that will contribute to the successful execution of the position’s responsibilities is highly desired.


  • Musically gifted and trained to use instrumentation/choral singing in leading the worship service.
  • Experience organizing and leading contemporary style worship, incorporating choir, band, vocal praise teams together.
  • Multimedia development experience.
  • Experience in mentoring and developing worship leadership and gifts in others. Understands music from a variety of genres and generations, with specific and particular emphasis on contemporary music.


Spiritual Maturity

  • A vibrant relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ that evidences the fruit of the Spirit in daily living. Committed and baptized follower of Jesus Christ as Savior. Belief in and adherence to the Bible as God’s Holy Word. A growing theology and practice of Christ-centered worship.

Theologically Grounded

  • Able to articulate a theology of worship that demonstrates a solid grasp of historic principles and contemporary issues in Christian worship.

Worship Leadership Experience and Musical Training

  • Musically gifted and trained to use instrumentation, choral singing, bands, vocal teams in leading the worship service. Experience leading and organizing contemporary style worship. Multimedia development experience. Experience in mentoring and developing worship leadership and gifts in others. Understands music from a variety of genres and generations, with specific and particular emphasis on contemporary music. Ability to lead choir within this style preference is a must.


  • The ability to provide leadership, development, and accountability to the Worship Ministry. Willingness to delegate responsibility as needed. Ability to recruit others and lead. Lifelong learner in ministry trends and leadership. A leader with a solid work ethic, possessing a musical passion.

Teaching and Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to effectively attract, teach, train, relate and communicate with others in a gracious, biblical, relevant, wholesome and persuasive manner. Able to work collegially with musicians, artists, and other leaders, and pastorally with a diverse congregation.

Organizational Skills

  • Good administrative skills with the ability to organize and give attention to detail. Adhere to organization doctrines, bylaws, policies, and procedures. Cooperate with church, staff, and leaders. Be flexible and work well with others in a team setting.
  • Supervises any paid and lay worship staff. Ensures EWBC policies and procedures are in place, understood and being followed by the worship team, choir, bands, volunteers and other worship lay or paid staff at all times.
  • Coordinates annual worship budget; employs budget per plan; identifies any shortfalls or necessary alterations to the Senior Pastor expeditiously.
  • Attends weekly, monthly and bi-annual staff meetings.


  • A deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ, unquestionable character and integrity with a demonstrable vital and growing walk with the
  • Lord Jesus through committed Bible study, prayer, and meditation.
  • Live an authentic and growing Christian life as evidenced by personal study, reading and prayer life.
  • Become a member of Eastwood Baptist Church and participate enthusiastically in church opportunities for spiritual growth, and fellowship.
  • Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner that glorifies Christ and furthers the mission and ministries of EWBC.


  • Leadership
  • Shepherding
  • Teaching
  • Discernment

To apply for this job please visit celebrationministrystaffing.com.

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