Senior Pastor

FBC Kerrville | Kerrville, TX

Posted Date 5/12/2022
First Posted1/11/2022

First Baptist Church, Kerrville - Job Description for  Senior Pastor

Principal Function:

  • He is responsible for preaching, providing spiritual leadership and pastoral care, and leading all members in an every member minister disciple making church ministry.

Job Classification:

  • This position is a salaried and full-time position, approx. 40-45 hours per week.


  • Proclaim the gospel through preaching, personal witness, and lifestyle.
  • Preach a minimum of two services on Sunday mornings, and lead other services such as Sunday evening, Wednesday evening prayer meetings/Bible studies, and special events. 

Equip disciples. Conduct weddings and funerals.

  • Provide leadership for the observance of church ordinances.
  • Know and execute the mission, vision, and values of First Baptist Church.  Assist the Constitution and Bylaws Committee in developing documents and educating members.
  • Lead and challenge the congregation in proclaiming the gospel in the church, to the surrounding community, and the world at large.
  • Encourage the congregation and help maintain unity of Spirit in the church body.
  • Become an active, contributing member of the Leadership Team, advise the Leadership Council, Deacon Body, and develop/train church leaders for ministries in their areas of responsibility.
  • Oversee the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the worship services in collaboration with other staff ministers. 
  • Work with the ministerial team: mentor and provide spiritual guidance to staff and all task forces, committees and ministry community.
  • Provide high-level leadership to the church staff to ensure staff responsibilities are being carried out successfully.
  • Meet with committees as necessary.
  • Hours of service will include some out-of-schedule, evenings, and weekends in accordance with what is usual and customary


Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Clear conversion experience and commitment to Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior.
  • Believe the Bible as inspired, inerrant, and infallible.
  • Be a graduate of a nationally recognized seminary or divinity school.  ThM
  • More than ten years of applicable pastoral experience.  Lead pastor experience preferred.
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills, and a servant-leader work style.
  • Be in sufficient good health to discharge duties properly.
  • Requires passing criminal, financial, and sexual misconduct background checks.
  • Proven track record of church development
  • Proven record of developing a disciple making church system
  • Able to develop a whole church wide leadership training system
Sr/Lead Pastor
Highest Level of Education Required
Minimum Experience in Years
Our church/ministry is affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
Our church/ministry understands and affirms the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
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Senior Pastor Kerrville, Tx. - Full time Position open

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