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Pastor – Waiakea Baptist Bible Church (Hilo, HI) Full Time

Waiakea Baptist Bible Church

Hilo, HI


Waiakea Baptist Bible Church (Hilo, HI) – Pastor The Big Picture Waiakea Baptist Bible Church (WBBC), initially known as Waiakea Uka Bible Church (WUBC), is seeking to fill the position of full-time pastor. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwhcagAN4fkNPQ96HCo86KQ

The Church

WUBC was established about 25 years ago in the town of Hilo, located on the Island of Hawaii/County of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island, the southernmost and largest island in the State of Hawaii.  In April of 2023, WBBC held its church dedication at its first ever newly-purchased facility at 400 Lama Street on the outskirts of Hilo. Prior to the acquisition of the church facility in November 2022, WUBC/WBBC operated and held services in rented facilities, and the local YMCA, as well as shared church facilities.With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and many answered prayers, WBBC has functioned without a pastor since July 2022. However, its pulpit has not lacked of spirit-filled speakers. WBBC has been blessed with capable speakers of the Word, including retired pastors, active pastors, referrals from the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention and other churches, as well as three of its deacons. The average attendance, since holding services at the new facility, is about 50-55. The age make-up is primarily in the 55+ age group. WBBC holds one Sunday worship service with Sunday School classes for adult, youth, and children, and provides a nursery during service. Worship services and the Adult Bible Study are also available to be viewed on YouTube. A weekly prayer group is held every Friday morning via Zoom.

The Pastor

Ideally, we are seeking an ordained Southern Baptist minister with some experience leading a church as a pastor but will consider other ministry experience. Our most desirable qualities in a pastor is someone who: 1) has a deep and personal love for Jesus and who is committed to prayer, personal growth, and guidance from the Lord, 2) is a wise leader who teaches from the Bible, and 3) can deliver messages which are grounded in the Word in a clear manner that is interesting to a diverse audience. Personal experience working in communities made up of people with varying cultures, such as Hawaii, is also preferred. The


Full-time pastor’s salary is $50,000/year plus medical coverage for pastor only.  Housing assistance and other benefits are available.

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church YouTube Page. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

  1. Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Pastor for WBBC?
  2. Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at WBBC?
  3. In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of the Baptist Faith and Message.

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected]

To apply for this job email your details to Jason@LancasterSearch.com

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