Job Listings

Senior Pastor

Application Period:
Opening Date:   July 1, 2018  
Closing Date:    August 15, 2018


First Missionary Baptist Church, Fayetteville, N.C. is prayerfully seeking a full-time Senior Pastor, called by God and fully equipped to serve as the chief under-shepherd and overseer by leading, feeding and nurturing. First Missionary Baptist Church is currently in its 150th year of Christian service to the community, state, nation, and to points throughout the world. Our church is recognized among the top supporters of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the Woman’s Baptist Home and Foreign Missionary Convention of North Carolina, Shaw University, Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention, and the Union Baptist Association.


To communicate God’s Word, minister to spiritual needs, and provide biblical leadership. Provide spiritual leadership, pastoral care, administrative oversight and organizational direction, with a broad program of worship, music, preaching, teaching, leading and fellowship.


  • Minimum of a Master of Divinity Degree or higher from an accredited seminary or university
  • Licensed and ordained by church/association of the Missionary Baptist denomination
  • Strong knowledge of the Missionary Baptist doctrines, policies and practices
  • Six or more years (preferred) of prior experience as pastor
  • Demonstrated leadership/supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and expertise in use of automation
  • Demonstrated experience in attracting and maintaining new members
  • Good oral and written communication skills


PRIMARY DUTIES: (Include, but not limited to)

  • Articulates and executes a clear vision for spiritual growth, Christian Education and personal development
  • Provides a solid biblically-based preaching and teaching ministry
  • Demonstrated ability to share the gospel and equip others to share the gospel
  • Leads, directs, and supervises staff members
  • Conducts weddings, funerals and other required events, providing appropriate preparation and support
  • Works with appropriate committee(s) in selecting officers and leaders based on their gifts and skills
  • Oversees the work of church deacons, trustees, ushers, etc., developing reasonable goals, communicating a clear sense of direction, and equipping the leadership for ministry
  • Assists in developing and administering the budget
  • Leads financial drives and giving programs as needed
  • Supports the Church Constitution and By-laws

Salary commensurate with qualifications. Benefits available

Click here for a fillable PDF Application.

Submit Application/Profiles:


Pastoral Search Committee
First Missionary Baptist Church
PO Box 9397
Fayetteville, NC 28311

For additional inquiry: (910) 850-6839

Applications/Profiles must be postmarked or received electronically no later than August 15, 2018.