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Lead Pastor, Bi-Vocational Part Time

First Baptist Church West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone, Montana



First Baptist Church West Yellowstone PO Box 148 437 Yellowstone Ave. West Yellowstone, MT 59758


Our goal is to find the man who has a clear calling from the Lord to be our Lead Pastor; to lead in proclaiming the true gospel written in God’s Word, reaching individuals for Christ, fostering spiritual growth, engaging with the surrounding community, and adding to the growth of our church family. Due to the large Hispanic segment of our community, it is highly desirable for a pastoral candidate to be fluent in both English and Spanish. Our new Pastor will have support and encouragement from the church and will be accountable to the church.

About Us:

We are a member lead church located in West Yellowstone, Montana who believes that the Bible is the only source of authority for all matters of faith and practice. We believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, and having placed our faith in Him, is the only way to be delivered from a life of sin and eternal death through the sinless life, death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. First Baptist Church was started in 1968. The land for the church building was donated by Gene and Ernie Wilson and the majority of first attendees were employees of the lumber mill that was once located just south of town. After the mill closed summer attendance was mostly tourists visiting Yellowstone. The church has had only 2 pastors in the last 50 years and strives to serve the West Yellowstone Community and visitors year round. FBC West Yellowstone’s current membership is less than 15 full time residents. During winter we do have some resort visitation but there are times due to weather conditions we may have less than 10 in attendance. During the summer season we have several couples that spend the entire summer in West Yellowstone. With summer resort visitation our Sunday attendance usually ranges between 40 to 60. We also have a large Hispanic population that resides here year round.

Profile of Characteristics, Qualities, and Convictions of our Pastor: 

  • Acknowledge Jesus Christ as his LORD and Savior ●
  •    Believe the Bible is the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God. ●
  •    Believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit ●
  •    Believe the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension in the right of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory. ●
  •   Believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. ●
  •    In order for the lost and sinful man to gain salvation, he must repent of sin and place his faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. This faith results in a new birth by the Holy Spirit. ●
  •    Believe God will reward the righteous, saved man with eternal life in heaven and that He will banish the unrighteous, unbelieving man to everlasting punishment in hell. ●
  •     Believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables Christians to live a godly life. ●
  •    Believe in the spiritual unity of Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true Believers are members of the body, the church. ●
  •     Believe that the ministry of evangelism (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation only possible by grace through faith in Jesus Christ) and discipleship (helping followers of Christ grow up into maturity in Christ) is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. ●
  •    Believe Gods plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complement each other. ●
  •    Believe God instituted monogamous marriage between man and woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. ●
  •     Believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives and to the ministry of evangelism. Believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end and that we must have a concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.

Financial Provisions:

Our Lead Pastor would potentially need to be bi-vocational or have an additional source of income. We would expect him to work 20-30 hrs per week based on the needs of the congregation, church and community. This schedule would be amended as ministry needs change and grow. The specifics of hours, pay and benefits would be addressed in detail if a compensation package would be offered. Benefits would include church parsonage.


Provide a current resume with 4 references, a family photo, a list of all social media platforms where you have a presence, and a 1-page cover letter sharing how you came to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. Also include how you came to be in ministry and how God is leading you to pursue the position of Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church West Yellowstone.  Please email all the above as well as any other information about yourself you would like to include to [email protected].

To apply for this job email your details to fbcwestyellowstone@gmail.com

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