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Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church

Vernon, TX

Full-Time Ministry Position
TX, Vernon - First Baptist Church  |  SENIOR PASTOR Image Shadow
TX, Vernon - First Baptist Church  |  SENIOR PASTOR Image Shadow
TX, Vernon - First Baptist Church  |  SENIOR PASTOR Image Shadow


Southern Baptist


The pastor is recognized as under-shepherd of the Lord Jesus Christ in the local church, and he is responsible for preaching the Word of God and administering the ordinances, as approved by the church.

The pastor is responsible for leading the church to function as a New Testament church. He will lead the congregation, the organizations, the called church staff, and the other paid personnel to perform their tasks. He has the responsibility for selecting supply preachers when he will be away and for recommending revival preachers in concurrence with the deacon body.

The pastor is leader of pastoral ministries in the church and its principal executive officer. As such, he works with the deacons and called church staff to: (1) proclaim the gospel to believers and unbelievers, (2) lead the church in the achievement of its objectives, and (3) care for the church’s members and other persons in the community.

He shall be the administrator of all paid and volunteer personnel. After consultation with and approval by the personnel committee, he has the authority to determine and redefine responsibilities, supervise, coordinate, and evaluate the work of all such personnel. He also has the authority to delegate supervisory responsibilities to personnel as he deems necessary in order to create an efficient operation within the church office. The pastor shall preside at meetings of the church and, if so designated, may serve as moderator in all business meetings in keeping with the rules of order authorized in the by-laws.

The pastor shall be an ex-officio member of all church committees and organizations.

Other Expectations:

  • Meets the scriptural requirements for a pastor.
  • Spends time in prayer on a daily basis and studies God’s word.
  • Thoroughly and intentionally prepares for sermons.
  • Has a deep commitment to family and maintaining personal relationships.
  • Focus on outreach. Calling visitors, making visits, etc.
  • Involved in personal discipleship, either small group or one-on-one.
  • Sets aside a time to spend focused on prayer and spiritual reflection.
  • Stays current with the trends of ministry through the use of various resources.
  • Is available to the congregation before and after services as other duties allow.
  • Maintains flexible working hours as determined by the needs of their ministry.
  • Spend quality time in developing and casting vision for the congregation.
  • Be the catalyst for the church’s growth and direction. Utilizing the Deacon body and Church committees.
  • Provide adequate spiritual and vocational leadership to the staff.


Doctor of Divinity preferred, but other levels of education considered.




$74,000 plus


June 1st, 2020


Darell Kennon
2003 Fannin Street
Vernon, TX 76384
(940) 553-4351
[email protected]