SENIOR PASTOR SEARCH TEAM

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VIDEO FROM SENIOR PASTOR, DR. C. E. JACKSON III

PRAYER REQUESTS

The Pastor Search Team would ask that you pray for:

  •  wisdom and discernment
  • peace in the process
  • a hedge of protection against spiritual warfare
  • the committee’s reliance on the leadership of the Holy Spirit

Senior Pastor Profile and Job Description

Job Purpose:

To lead the portion of God’s Church known as First Baptist Lenoir City with vision from God to accomplish the Great Commission of going and making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey the commands of Jesus.

Requirements:

  • The Senior Pastor must be devoted to his wife.  
    • Titus 1:6; 1 Tim 3:2
  • The Senior Pastor must demonstrate financial integrity.
    • Titus 1:7; 1 Tim 3:2
  • The Senior Pastor must have integrity in his relationships.  
    • Titus 1:8
  • The Senior Pastor must be internally and externally devoted to Jesus.
    • Titus 1:8
  • The Senior Pastor must be able to teach and communicate.  
    • Titus 1:9; 1 Tim 3:2
  • The Senior Pastor must be spiritually mature.
    • 1 Tim 3:6
  • The Senior Pastor must be an example to the flock.  
    • 1 Peter 5:3

Additional Qualifications:

  • The Senior Pastor’s children must be submissive, though not perfect.  
    • Titus 1:6; 1 Tim 3:4-5
  • The Senior Pastor should be a faithful steward.  
    • Titus 1:7
  • The Senior Pastor should be humble- not arrogant.
    • Titus 1:7
  • The Senior Pastor should be gentle – not quick tempered.  
    • Titus 1:7; 1 Tim 3:3
  • The Senior Pastor should be sober – not having addictive behaviors.  
    • Titus 1:7; 1 Tim 3:3
  • The Senior Pastor should be peaceful – not violent.
    • Titus 1:7; 1 Tim 3:3
  • The Senior Pastor should be welcoming and approachable.
    • Titus 1:8; 1 Tim 3;2
  • The Senior Pastor should be a lover of what is good.  
    • Titus 1:8
  • The Senior Pastor should be self-controlled.
    • Titus 1:8; 1 Tim 3:2
  • The Senior Pastor should be respectable.
    • 1 Tim 3:7

Ministry of the Word

The Senior Pastor will be the primary preacher for the church and will teach God’s Word faithfully, according to sound doctrine. The Senior Pastor should be committed to an exposition of Holy Scripture that is relevant, authentic and personally applicable. The Senior Pastor will:

  • Cultivate and lead a teaching team to assist in planning, preparation, and evaluation of preaching.
  • Communicate preaching series and/or topics to ministry staff and volunteers in order to coordinate their respective responsibilities.
  • Plan preaching for all special services. (Christmas, Easter, etc.)
  • Supervise the administration of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  • Be a clear and articulate speaker who can be readily understood by our multigenerational congregation.

Administrative Duties

The Senior Pastor will lead and hold accountable all ministry staff and will:

  • Conduct regular and frequent meetings with the ministry staff, both individually and jointly, and work to assist and equip the ministry staff in achieving and exceeding ministry objectives.
  • Nurture the mental, spiritual and emotional health of the ministry staff.
  • Work with the church administration to provide optimal functioning of administrative duties, to produce the annual church budget, and to ensure all church requirements are met.
  • Oversee the leadership and direction pertaining to Lenoir City Christian Academy.
  • Provide coordination and oversight for the church’s digital media, social media, and advertising.

Educational and Theological Requirements

  • The Senior Pastor will preferably possess a graduate level education from an accredited theological seminary or demonstrably possess sufficient training acquired through personal mentorship and experience.
  • The Senior Pastor must be committed to the Southern Baptist Statement of Faith and Message (2000).
  • Preferred candidates will have experience as a pastor in a church with a multi-level staff structure.

Educational and Theological Requirements

  • The Senior Pastor will preferably possess a graduate level education from an accredited theological seminary or demonstrably possess sufficient training acquired through personal mentorship and experience.
  • The Senior Pastor must be committed to the Southern Baptist Statement of Faith and Message (2000).
  • Preferred candidates will have experience as a pastor in a church with a multi-level staff structure.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation will commensurate with experience and education. Benefits to include:

  • Salary
  • Christmas Bonus
  • Medical, Dental and Vision, Life, and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement: Annuity Board

Please send contact information and resume to srpastorsearch@firstbaptistlc.org

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

JOB DESCRIPTION PDF

Church Profile

Average Weekly Worship Attendance: 600-700
Total Size of Campus: 33 Acres
Mid-Week Attendance in Student Ministry: 85
Mid-Week Attendance in Children’s Ministry: 50
Weekly Attendance in Bible Study & Small Groups: 559/261
Total Number of Church Employees: 32
Missionaries and Ministries Supporting: 97
Annual Church Budget: $2,389,000

Lenoir City Christian Academy (1yo – 8th grade)
Total Enrollment: 223
LCCA Employees: 30

2018-2019 Baptisms: 11
2018-2019 New Members: 36

In addition to the Senior Pastor, we currently have full-time staff positions in the areas of Worship, Discipleship, Senior Adult & Pastoral Care, Family, Administration, High School, Middle School, Children’s Ministry.

About the Area

Lenoir City, located in Loudon County, is a full-service City on the outskirts of the greater metropolitan Knoxville area (25 miles to downtown Knoxville). Lenoir City has a strong commercial base on Highway 321 where FBLC is located, coupled with a very charming Historic Downtown Area. Highway 321 through Lenoir City is the most developed commercial area in the county. This portion of Highway 321 continues to grow with new shopping and dining opportunities and includes many national commercial businesses. Lenoir City is home to a great school system, a new state of the art Public Library, and a beautifully designed Park System.  Lenoir City High School is ranked in the top 10 High Schools in the Greater Knoxville Area by US News and Loudon County School District is one of the Top 20 School Districts in Tennessee.

With the stunning background of the Great Smoky Mountains and an array of lakes and rivers dotting the landscape, Loudon County, long known as the Lakeway to the Smokies, offers an incredible outdoor experience.

Water activities are plentiful in Loudon County, where the Little Tennessee River and the Tennessee River meet. Other rivers and lakes, including Fort Loudoun, Tellico, Watts Bar and Melton Hill Lakes and Clinch River, also boast spectacular boating, canoeing, fishing and skiing. Scenic parks offer wonderful areas to hike, bike or simply relax, and if golf is your game, Loudon County is a great place to tee it up.

If you’re a history buff, Loudon County has an amazing story to tell. The entire area was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years while Fort Loudoun dates back to the colonial era. The National Campground site in Greenback, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is just one of several Civil War Trail sites in Loudon County while Sequoya Birthplace Museum tells the story of a remarkable Cherokee Indian named Sequoya who created the Cherokee system of writing.

Throughout the county you will find quaint restaurants, numerous shopping opportunities and charming and historic downtown areas. You will also find hospitable and welcoming residents who are more than happy to show off the wonders of Loudon County.

WANT TO APPLY?

What we need from you…

  • short letter of introduction explaining why you believe God wants you to apply for this position
  • resume
  • personal testimony
  • wife’s testimony (if married)
  • 3 references — preferably, a former pastor, a present or former staff member, and a personal friend

Please send to:

VIA Email (preferred): srpastorsearch@firstbaptistlc.org

VIA USPS: FBCLC SENIOR PASTOR SEARCH TEAM, 2085 Simpson Rd E, Lenoir City, TN 37772

The Search Team

Randy Powley – Team Chaplain
Sara Park – Team Prayer Chairman
Chris Wampler – Team Captain
Tony Franklin – Team Co-Captain
Natalie Mashburn – Team Secretary
Amy Brock – Team Treasurer
Dan Morton -Compliance

Questions/Contact the Search Team

Email (preferred): srpastorsearch@firstbaptistlc.org

USPS: FBCLC SENIOR PASTOR SEARCH TEAM, 2085 Simpson Rd E, Lenoir City, TN 37772