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Senior Pastor

Pleasant Valley Church

Parma, OH

Full-Time Ministry Position
OH, Parma - Pleasant Valley Church  |  SENIOR PASTOR Image Shadow
OH, Parma - Pleasant Valley Church  |  SENIOR PASTOR Image Shadow
OH, Parma - Pleasant Valley Church  |  SENIOR PASTOR Image Shadow


Southern Baptist


The Church

Pleasant Valley Church (PVC) is located in Parma, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. The church was originally known as Parma Baptist Church, the name was changed in 2017. Prior to the pandemic our average Sunday worship attendance was about 140. We transitioned to on-line services for the first 2-3 months of the pandemic and then resumed our in-person Sunday morning worship services and monthly Wednesday night prayer services. We have continued other ministries such as Adult Bible Studies and Home Groups using the Zoom on-line platform. We have also continued ministries to the community such as our Kids & Crayons preschool and our monthly food distribution ministry.

We are a Southern Baptist Church; the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 is our articles of faith. We have a passion for God’s Word, the community of believers, and prayer. While we draw people from over 20 surrounding cities, we are committed to ministry in the community surrounding the church and have increased that emphasis in recent years. We are an Elder-led church but value the input of our members. Our former pastor used to say we are “large enough to make a difference but small enough to know your name”.

The Role

We are seeking a Senior Pastor to provide spiritual oversight and leadership direction to church leaders and the congregation. The primary duties of the role are to preach, teach, work with the Elders to cast vision and strategy for the future, and lead the staff. We would also expect the Senior Pastor to give leadership and be involved in the pastoral care ministry of the church and give direction to the ministries of the church including worship, evangelism, and discipleship which are primarily led by laypersons.


The Senior Pastor should be a born-again believer that has a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. The primary qualifications for the Senior Pastor of PVC are found in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1. The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 are the articles of faith used by PVC. Since this document is indicative of the beliefs of PVC, the successful candidate should be in full agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

In addition, the Senior pastor should:

  • Possess strong leadership skills.
  • Have proven skills in equipping others for ministry and developing leaders.
  • Have the ability to lead a small staff, the Elder Board, as well as lay-leaders.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate across all cross-sections of the church.
  • Be visionary. Be able to think about ministry in both present terms as well as have a view toward the church in 5-10 years.

Experience and Education

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an ordained pastor.
  • Have a Master of Divinity from a Southern Baptist Seminary or a Seminary with similar theological teaching. We are willing to consider candidates that are pursuing their Master’s degree.
  • Prefer 3-5 years’ experience in pastoral position that includes regular preaching. Minimum 1-2 years’ experience required.
  • Prefer a candidate that has experience leading staff but not required.

Candidates should send their resume and their written testimony of conversion to [email protected]




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