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Pastor Full Time

West End Baptist Church

8600 Lakefront Dr. Richmond, VA 23294



West End Baptist Church is an elder-led, Southern Baptist church that was planted in the suburbs of the west end of Richmond, Virginia in 2001. Our church currently has around 35 members and 25 children who are part of our fellowship. While the wording of our mission statement has changed throughout the years, at its core has always been the commitment to make disciples of Jesus Christ – people who turn from their sin and trust in Jesus to consequently follow him in loving God, loving one another, and loving all people. By the grace of God, we have sought to do this through meeting for worship to experience the glory of God through expositional preaching, prayer, singing, and the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, through meeting together in small groups for fellowship and spiritual encouragement centered around God’s Word, and through various means to evangelize and serve those around us and around the world.

After a few temporary meeting places, the church met in a local elementary school for seven years (2004-2011) before finding long term rental space in an office park on a heavily traveled road. The church met there for ten years (2011-2021), before change in ownership led the church to seek a new location. After praying specifically that the Lord would provide a place to meet in a community that would allow us to serve that community, a place to meet opened up in the West End Manor neighborhood. This neighborhood is an ethnically and religiously diverse neighborhood of several thousand households. As a church, we believe that the Lord has providentially brought us to this location and given us a vision for the next three to five years to establish a healthy community church in the West End Manor Community that results in the planting and growth of other community churches locally and globally.



West End Baptist is seeking a pastor to provide spiritual leadership and oversight to the congregation in order to fulfill our mission of making disciples through the vision that the Lord has given us to establish a healthy community church in the West End Manor Community. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Lead the development and vision for preaching including series focus, preparation, and scheduling
Provide the church with a steady diet of biblical preaching that is primarily expositional
Preach approximately 75% of annual schedule
Pray faithfully for the church and community
Ensure that individual and corporate prayer is a priority for the church
Planning Worship Services
Plan and orchestrate the weekly worship service
Work to understand the context of our community and its implications for worship services
Providing Leadership
Equip and lead the church to grow in spiritual depth
Encourage and guide church members to use their spiritual gifts for the advancement of the kingdom
Leverage and coordinate staff, elders, and volunteers within the church to help accomplish the mission of the church
Help establish a discipleship structure for believers to grow in spiritual maturity 
Work with the elders to provide wise and skillful leadership for the church
Effectively and regularly communicate with church members, staff, and elders
Providing Pastoral Care and Counseling
Provide wise biblical counsel
Refer those in need to appropriate resources
Check in regularly with church members, especially those facing trials or in need
Follow up with visitors
Fostering Outreach
Identify local and global evangelism opportunities
Seek out opportunities for the church to provide valuable contributions to and help meet the needs in our community
Building Relationships
Develop and maintain close and healthy relationships with church members
Participate, along with family, in one of the church’s community groups
Establish and nurture relationships with community members and strategic ministry partners


Must meet the Biblical qualifications as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:7-9
Degree from an accredited seminary preferred
Previous ministry or missionary experience required

Personal characteristics

Maintains a vital and growing personal walk with the Lord through committed Bible study, prayer, meditation, and other God-given means of grace
Loves God, loves the church, and loves lost people
Loves and prioritizes his family, and is the spiritual leader of his wife and children 
Has a heart for leading people and seeks to develop his leadership skills
Recognizes need for personal care (hobbies, exercise, rest, personal growth, unplugging, taking a Sabbath, time with family and friends)

How to apply / application requirements

Please supply a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, and 2-3 references to [email protected]
Accepting applications time frame (discussed Dec. 1-Jan. 31)

To apply for this job email your details to psc@westendbaptist.net

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