Pastor of Worship

Canaan Baptist Church | St. Louis, MO

Posted Date 9/11/2020


The Pastor of Worship is to provide pastoral leadership and direct the worship ministries of Canaan Baptist Church. He is to oversee all the various departments associated with the production of the various worship services. The position of worship pastor is called by God and designated by the church to be a man, a lead worshiper, spiritual shepherd, and overseer of those involved in the worship ministry. He is to be what Jesus refers to as a "true worshiper." He is expected to contribute to the team spirit of the staff through fellowship, encouragement, cooperation, prayer support, and other appropriate ways as he serves the Lord Jesus Christ, the church, and the Senior Pastor.

“Yet a time is coming and now has come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24


The Worship Pastor is to meet the qualifications for elder: 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4 and possess a shepherd's heart.

Ability to lead a multi-generational congregation in genuine and spirit-led worship. Experienced in leading contemporary music and an ability to blend in faithful hymns and new hymns., therefore attracting more young adults and young families. Canaan's average worship attendance is 575+ (between 2 Sunday morning worship services).  

Oversee the training and rotations of A/V teams who work with brand new lighting and sound systems.

Oversee the management of Planning Center to ensure all volunteers are scheduled and notified efficiently.

Oversee a seasonal adult choir (30-40 members), praise band & praise team through recruitment, rehearsals, musical training, and spiritual nurture.   

Qualifications and Proficiencies

  1. Excellent lead vocalist gift
  2. Creative abilities/gifts to innovate and design meaningful worship experiences for the church/community.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Strong audio engineering abilities
  5. Organizational & administrative skills
  6. Instrumental musician is a plus
  7. Video creating / editing is a plus
  8. Desire to shepherd and experience in shepherding

We strongly encourage applicants to include video(s) and/or website link with resumes and personal bio.

Please forward all resumes to

Salary range: $50,000 - $65,000

Salary50000.00 Annual
Highest Level of Education Required
Minimum Experience in Years
Southern Baptist TEXAN Announcement (max 50 words). Please include whether FT/PT and the City/State.
Seeking full—time pastor of worship in St. Louis, Missouri.

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