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Pastor Search 

Leadvale Missionary Baptist Church, White Pine, Tennessee is prayerfully seeking a full time Senior Pastor. We are seeking a man full of the Spirit of God, who feels called and gifted to serve the Lord as a shepherd of His people.  See below for the full position description.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the Pastor Search Committee.

Email to:

Mail to:

874 Leadvale Church Road, White Pine, TN 37890, Attn: Pastor Search Committee.

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Position Description

Leadvale Missionary Baptist Church
Senior Pastor Position Description

The Senior Pastor position is a full-time ministry position that serves as the chief under-shepherd and
overseer of Leadvale Missionary Baptist Church, feeding, leading, and nurturing the sheep. His essential
habits of the heart shall include: lover of Christ; active devotional life; intercessory prayer life;
committed to the inspiration, authority, and sufficiency of the Word of God; theological agreement and
shared convictions with Leadvale Missionary Baptist Church and The Baptist Faith and Message; agree to
and abide by this church’s Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Human Sexuality; personal holiness and


• Communicate God’s Word
• Minister to spiritual needs
• Provide biblical leadership for the church
• Conduct worship services
• Administer the ordinances of baptism and communion
• Encourage sound doctrine and practice
• Admonish and correct error
• Provide Pastoral care to the membership
• Oversee the process of church discipline
• Examine and recommend prospective members for membership
• Examine and recommend prospective officers, agents, and committee members, assist with
the work of the Deacons, agents, and committees
• Equip the membership for the work of the ministry
• Mobilize the church for missions among our neighbors and the nations
• Serve as ex officio of all committees
• Oversee other pastoral and church staff
• Other duties as led by the Holy Spirit

General Qualifications:
The Senior Pastor (preferred, not required) should hold a Master of Divinity degree or its equivalent
from an accredited seminary. He should relate well to all age groups, be professional in appearance and
demeanor, punctual, courteous, self-motivated, trustworthy, possess good communication skills and the
ability to speak and write in an effective manner. The Senior Pastor must meet requirements for
background checks.

Spiritual Qualifications:
The Senior Pastor must be a confessing Christian who demonstrates an active and growing faith
in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He must carry out a Christian deportment in all things, both
inside the church and community, become a member of Leadvale Missionary Baptist Church and
make the health and well-being of the church his priority. The Senior Pastor will be an ordained
or licensed minister who has demonstrated evidence of a call to the pastoral ministry and meets
the qualifications in:

1 Timothy 3:1-7:
1) This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2) A
bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given
to hospitality, apt to teach; 3) Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but
patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4) One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in
subjection with all gravity; 5) (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he
take care of the church of God?) 6) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the
condemnation of the devil. 7) Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without;
lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. (KJV)


Titus 1:6-9:
6) If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children, not accused of riot or
unruly, 7) For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God, not selfwilled, not soon angry,
not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; 8) But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good
men, sober, just, holy, temperate; 9) Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that
he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. (KJV)


1 Peter 5:1-4:
1)The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings
of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 2) Feed the flock of God which is
among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but
of a ready mind; 3) Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock;
4) And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not
away. (KJV)


Acts 6:4:
But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word. (KJV)


Hebrews 13:7, 17:
7) Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God:
whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation; 17) Obey them that have the rule
over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account,
that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. (KJV)

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