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First Baptist Church

Bar Harbor, ME

Full-Time Ministry Position
ME, Bar Harbor - First Baptist Church  |  PASTOR Image Shadow
ME, Bar Harbor - First Baptist Church  |  PASTOR Image Shadow
ME, Bar Harbor - First Baptist Church  |  PASTOR Image Shadow




The Members of First Baptist Church, through our Transition Team (Pastoral Search Team), are seeking the Lord’s leading in finding our next Pastor. The Lord has used COVID to clarify our desire to intentionally follow Jesus together. COVID’s been tough. COVID has stretched us, strengthened us, and transformed us. Likely it has impacted you as well. We pray that the following information will be helpful to you as we attempt to communicate what the Lord has done and how He is guiding our fellowship.

We are seeking a “1 Timothy 3” Elder to take the position as the shepherd to our flock, and we hold fast to our commitment to make and be disciples of Christ as we intentionally follow Jesus together. Our church is located on Mount Desert Island, a popular tourist destination, which creates unique opportunities and community dynamics. Attendance is highly variable on a seasonal basis, with year-round residents and weekly guests primarily in the summer months. Before COVID the year-round body of First Baptist Church was made up of around nearly 60-70 regular attenders. There are currently about 60 Members on our list.

We know we are an imperfect people, chasing after a loving and perfect God. Our desire is to bring God glory in all things. We don’t do this perfectly, and know that we must rely on the Holy Spirit. Our congregation has been tested in recent years by the pandemic and uncertainty in the long-term fulfillment in the role of pastor, but we believe that God is leading us through this season and blessed us with strong, caring leadership which we trust the Lord will use as an asset to our new Pastor.

Our ordinary activities and gatherings have changed significantly in the wake of the last year, but as State mandates have loosened, we have been able to regather and join together regularly in Sunday morning corporate worship, although it does look different than before.

We encourage potential candidates to visit our regularly updated website: and you are invited to watch a service or two to get an overview of who we are.

We expect our pastor to:

  • Preach the Word (being faithful to the text, and be surrendered to the Spirit’s lead, working to make connections to life application, and founded in Christ)
  • Shepherd the congregation (provide truth and grace as they walk alongside the fellowship and urge us towards surrendering our lives to Christ, being united in fellowship and using our gifts to bring God glory)
  • Care for the community (as the Lord allows be a testimony and witness to our neighbors and our community)
  • Guide and lead as the Lord leads (to work together with church leaders to guide our fellowship to care for one another and to minister in effective ways to the world around us.)

Thank you for taking the time to prayerfully investigate and consider if the Lord might be calling you to serve alongside us and to lovingly shepherd our body here at First Baptist Church of Bar Harbor. Please feel free to reach out with any questions ([email protected]) and to let us know of your interest.

God bless, Michael, Katie, Sarah, Tim K., Tim S., Adrian (Transition Team)




Sarah Mislang
46 Ledgelawn Ave.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-3563
[email protected]