Find Baptist churches hiring pastors by searching on sites such as NationalBaptist.com, Indeed.com, ChurchJobfinder.com and ChurchStaffing.com, as of 2015. Each site offers tools to locate pastor positions in different areas, with some also supporting the direct application for jobs or tools for con
The average compensation for a pastor in a Southern Baptist church is about $57,000, including housing allowances but not benefits such as insurance or retirement payments. This is the mean, and salaries vary by the location, size and wealth of the church among many other factors.
There are hundreds of different types of Baptist churches, but the two largest Baptist groups in the United States are the American Baptist Churches and the more conservative Southern Baptist Churches. There are about a dozen other major U.S. Baptist groups. Doctrine varies greatly among the groups.
The church directories at acts29network.org and thegospelcoalition.org are good places to find a church and pastor. These directories allow you to search for an established Christian community by name, city, state and country.
Examples of churches without pastors include Jehovah's Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and many Quaker congregations. These churches use other forms of leadership that don't involve a paid pastoral position.
Prominent Southern Baptist pastors include Rick Warren, Franklin Graham and Charles Stanley. Influential Southern Baptist leaders who are deceased include Jerry Falwell, Bronson Ray and George Washington Truett.
The websites of the National Baptist Convention, the Baptist General Convention and Pastor Robert Earl Houston feature listings of African American churches with vacant pastor positions. Each listing on the website of the National Baptist Convention, NationalBaptist.com, includes a PDF job applicati
Becoming a pastor involves discussing one's intentions with the pastor of the church where one would like to serve, as well as studying - not only via an approved Seminary program, but self-study of the Bible as well. Additionally, one must spend time serving in the church and when ready, preaching
Catholic pastors are appointed by a bishop to a particular local church, rather than hired. Bishops oversee the activities of churches under their area of spiritual jurisdiction; only they, not the local church, can appoint, transfer or remove pastors.
In a Baptist church, the job of the Senior Pastor is to act as the spiritual leader for the congregation. This entails giving sermons at services, performing weddings and acting as a counselor. A pastor also plans and oversees the church's program offerings and coordinates with associations and larg