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Lead Pastor

Bethel Baptist Church

Sumter, SC

Full-Time Ministry Position
SC, Sumter - Bethel Baptist Church  |  LEAD PASTOR Image Shadow
SC, Sumter - Bethel Baptist Church  |  LEAD PASTOR Image Shadow
SC, Sumter - Bethel Baptist Church  |  LEAD PASTOR Image Shadow


Southern Baptist


Description: The Lead Pastor has the primary responsibility for preaching and teaching the Word of God and the sustaining of biblical doctrine of Bethel Baptist Church. In addition, the Lead Pastor is also responsible for discipling and equipping the saints of the ministry.


  • A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Consistent spiritual and moral character and lifestyle, complying with the constitution of Bethel Baptist and the biblical leadership qualification of an overseer described in 1 Timothy 3:17 and Titus 1:5-9 .
  • Competent in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Potential and desire to remain in a long-term ministry at Bethel Baptist.
  • Maintain a positive attitude about yourself and ministry.
  • Strong in biblical preaching and expository preaching.
  • Five plus years of Ministry experience in Leadership and/or being a Pastorate.
  • Adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message.
  • Minimum of undergraduate degree is preferred but not required.


  • Worship:
    • Work along side of Music Minister/ Praise Team/ Choir director to make sure the entire service is pleasing to the Lord and challenges the flock.
    • Preach the word of God at all times.
    • Administer the ordinances and ceremonies of the church as needed.
  • Leadership:
    • Lead the way God is calling the Lead Pastor to lead.
    • Work with the Deacons, (the servants of the church), to push the church forward.
    • He will work with church staff and the deacons to lead the church in the achievement of its mission to proclaim the gospel and share Jesus’ love to believers and unbelievers and care for the church members as well as other persons in the surrounding community and to build the kingdom of God.
    • Oversee, along with other Pastor(s), as well as deacons, with all church discipline matters and the management of conflict issues in the church.
  • Training:
    Ensure the discipleship and training of ministry staff members and current and future leaders of this church.
    • Leads and demonstrates effective ways to witness and win the lost to salvation through Jesus Christ.
    • Lead and demonstrate effective ways to grow in our own spiritual walks
    • Seek opportunities to grow professionally and personally all while growing the church.
  • Pastoral Care:
    • Visits and ministers to members and perspective members in their homes, nursing care facilities, and hospitals.
    • Provides counseling for members and prospective members in times of need.
    • Ministers to the needs of the Bethel Daycare Center and families of the Daycare.
    • Ministers to the neighboring schools as a need arises

Please Email resumes to [email protected]






Austin Hilbish
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