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Senior Pastor Full Time

Florida Baptist Church

Durango, Colorado



Florida Baptist Church Senior Pastor position. Florida Baptist Church in Durango, Colorado is seeking a full-time pastor with a minimum of 5 years pastoral experience.  He will be asked to provide spiritual, theological, and doctrinal leadership to the church body as well as ministerial and pastoral care to the congregation.  He needs to lead with strong godly character and exhibit cooperation and collaboration with the Elder board. He must have a heart for missions and discipleship and have a desire to exposit God’s word.   Please email resume and sermon links to: [email protected]

Qualifications:  The candidate will:

  • Give a personal testimony of God’s calling him to pastoral ministry and preaching.
  • Meet the qualifications set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-16.
  • Have been ordained and subscribe to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 statement.
  • Complete the Elder candidate theological questionnaire that was completed by the now current lay Elders of Florida Baptist Church.
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate that he is a Spirit-led, Bible believing man of God.
  • Be willing to relocate to the Pleasant Hill community.
  • Have a 4-year college or university degree in something appropriate to a pastoral position and preferrable have received Seminary training for pastoral ministry and preaching.
  • Be willing to relocate to the Durango, Colorado area

The Pastor is responsible for leading the church, the organizations, and the church staff to perform their tasks.  As such, he:

  • Proclaims or preaches the gospel to believers and non-believers
  • Leads the church to engage in a fellowship of worship, witness, missions, education ministry, and application
  • Leads the church in performing its ministries and supervises the ministries of the church staff and employees
  • Cares for the church’s membership and other persons in the community
  • Serves as preaching Elder, as one of a plurality of 4 Elders
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of all committees and will vote only in case of a tie

Information about Florida Baptist Church

Florida Baptist Church (pronounced Floreeda) was started as a new church appr. 1990 and is affiliated and credentialed with the Colorado Baptist General Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.  It was served by bi-vocational pastors until 1/1/2022 at which time the position was made full time.  The position has been vacant since 3/1/2024 Currently there are 41 members with an average attendance of 70-100 on any given Sunday The lay Elders, Deacon, and other mature men are currently leading and preaching during our pastoral search. All interested and qualified persons must submit an initial Prospective Candidate Packet consisting of the following information:

1. Cover letter

2. Current resume which should include a summary of relevant ministry, professional and educational experiences.

3. Proof of ordination

4. Two (2) sermons—recent sermons. Please provide the internet address if the sermon is available via the internet, e-mail digital upload to: [email protected]

5. Three letters of recommendation (non-family) with contact information: address, email, cell phone, home phone and/or work phone:

• Pastor

• Layperson

• Community Representative

Feel free to share links to videos or other documentation that will assist the search committee in evaluating your eligibility for the position. The application, resume and any supporting materials can be submitted via email to: [email protected] with your name in the subject line, or by mail in a sealed envelope to the address below. All materials must be included to be considered a complete Prospective Candidate Packet. Incomplete packets will not be accepted. Final candidates must consent to reference checks, criminal history background checks, drug screening tests, and credit/financial checks (performed by an outside agency for confidentiality). All information obtained as part of this additional reference process will be treated as “Confidential.”

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

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