First Baptist Forsyth is looking for a new Senior Pastor. The Search Team is no longer accepting resumes, as of May 18.

Qualifications and Job Description

1. Master of Divinity minimum (SBC schools given preference.); doctorate preferred.
2. 10 years fulltime ministry experience (5 years as Senior Pastor).
3. Agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message (2000 revision).
4. Meets all basic qualifications set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5:1-3.
5. Gifted in sermon preparation, leadership and administrative capabilities, while devoted to personal Bible study and prayer.

1. Serves as President of the Church and shall act as moderator of the Church.
2. Ex Officio member of every standing committee, ministry team, and special ministry team.
3. Will equip, educate, and edify the church as mandated in Ephesians 4:11-13.
4. Responsible for proclaiming the Gospel, teaching the Bible, engaging in pastoral care ministry, and providing oversight of all areas of church life and staff.
5. Participate in the planning of worship services and events, while equipping staff and lay leaders to successfully coordinate such events.
6. Provide biblical counsel, as well as conducting weddings and funeral services.
7. Oversee staff development as well as performing annual performance evaluations for all staff.
8. Cooperate with associational, state, and denominational leaders in support of Southern Baptist missions and the Cooperative Program.

Additional Information

1. Average church worship attendance 400-425
2. Annual church budget $850,000-$950,000
3. Annual salary + housing allowance $95,000 (+ $2,000 for doctorate)
4. Competitive benefits package (paid leave, paid sick leave, medical insurance or stipend, business reimbursement, etc.)
5. Currently 10 staff members (4 fulltime; 6 part time – excluding Senior Pastor)
6. Resumes to be received April 1, 2024 – May 17, 2024
7. Resumes will not be read by the Search Team until after May 17, 2024.

Church Family Updates

  • May 19 - Update from Senior Pastor Search Team
  • May 18 - No longer accepting resumes.
  • April 14 - Update from Senior Pastor Search Team
  • April 14 - Dr. Jay Todd will begin serving as Interim Preacher on Sunday Mornings.
  • April 1 -May 17 - Senior Pastor Search Team will be receiving resumes.