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Calvary Baptist Church – Bi-Vocational Pastor

900 E 2nd St
North Platte,

Position Type

Senior Pastor


Baptist (SBC)

Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Calvary Baptist Church a small congregation with a vision of growing, is seeking a bi-vocational pastor.

Meet Calvary Baptist Church: We are a Southern Baptist Church in North Platte, NE. Our church was established in 1961. Our current services average thirty-six on Sundays. During the school year we have Calvary Children’s Club on Wednesday evening, Men’s Bible Study Saturday morning, and Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Resource Center on Tuesday mornings. We have celebrated thirty-five baptisms in the last 10 years.

We are a caring church with generational diversity and a love for children. We long to grow and serve our Lord Jesus Christ together in obedience with outreach, care, and discipleship.

Our next pastor will have the opportunity to teach, shepherd and disciple the people of Calvary to grow spiritually, to love God and His Church, to share Jesus Christ and reach the communities around us.

Essential Characteristics:
Beyond meeting the biblical requirements of an elder found in the pastoral epistles, our pastor must have a clear sense of calling to biblical ministry in our community. Must be a spirit led man of prayer. Humble authenticity will be crucial as both a lifelong learner and approachable listener with honest communication skills. Finally, spiritual courage will be important in wisely embracing hard conversations and accountability.


Preaching and Teaching
The Pastor should bring a strong Biblical message without compromising Scripture, to help mature and equip the church to share Jesus wherever we go by life and by actions.

Leadership and Equipping:
The Pastor will provide direction and support of the church’s ministries, he will seek and equip other spiritual leaders to grow those ministries. Must be a servant leader and a man of integrity.

Shepherding and Care:
The Pastor must be a faithful steward, have a heart for the people of this church and area, and build relationships. The Pastor will lead in visiting members in hospital and at home.

The Ideal Candidate will:
• Be able to lead, equip and empower others to serve effectively.
• Be strong in preaching and teaching God’s word with conviction.
• Be an approachable listener and strong collaborator.
• Have a genuine active care for the variety of people in our church and community.
• Have priority commitment to and experience in helping others grow spiritually.
• Have a heart for community presence and outreach.

North Platte’s population is 23,680 with seven major employers. North Platte was awarded Community of the Year 2023 by the Governor. There is a lot of construction going on in North Platte right now, new industries, renovation of the mall shopping center, a new recreation center and update/additions of the city pool at Cody Park. We have beautiful parks with lots of sports activities and recreation. You can get across town in 13 minutes and to Lake Maloney south of town in 10 – 15 minutes. We are the home of the world’s largest railroad yards and the largest hospital in Western Nebraska.

Compensation: Salary with benefits and vacation will be offered based on education and experience.

Contact Info:
Calvary Baptist Church
900 East 2nd Street
North Platte, NE 69101
Search Team Chair:
Mike Waits
[email protected]