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First Baptist Church Wentzville – Senior Pastor

653 Luetkenhaus Blvd

Position Type

Senior/Lead Pastor


Baptist (SBC)

Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Are you the one? Has God called you to serve as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Wentzville?

Position Summary

First Baptist Church Wentzville is prayerfully seeking a man called by God to be the full-time Senior Pastor. The Senior Pastor is responsible for preaching, teaching, leading a team-based ministry model, communicating vision, counseling, and shepherding. He will play a critical role in the growth, maturity, spirituality, and effectiveness of the church. He will oversee the leadership of the church in conjunction with the leadership team/elders.

Key Duties/Responsibilities

·      Provide leadership in conjunction with the Leadership Team (Elders), concerning church business, finances, ministry, and spiritual concerns within the body.

·      Cast a culturally relevant and biblically sound vision that aligns with FBCW’s mission and values.

·      Provide the majority of preaching/teaching during worship services that edify, challenge, and encourage the church as well as promote the passionate worship of God.

·      Oversee and implement a discipleship pathway to equip members for maturity and biblical understanding.

·      Give himself to prayer and the ministry of the Word.

·      Lead the congregation to fulfill the Great Commission.

·      Equip members to be missionaries in our local community and beyond.

·      Equip and encourage the congregation to identify and cultivate their spiritual gifts to serve the Lord.

·      Oversee the supervision of paid church staff.

·      Guard, protect, and discipline the flock.

·      Conduct counseling, hospital visits, pray for and encourage the sick.

·      Identify and develop gifted teachers of the Word.

·      Coordinate the administration of the ordinances (believer’s baptism and communion) and other life events (funerals and weddings).

·      See to the appointment of deacons and provide them guidance.

·      Cooperate with local, associational, and state leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern.


·      A strong personal faith in Jesus Christ, demonstrating spiritual leadership abilities and commitment to living out biblical principles in daily life. He meets the qualifications of elder as referenced in Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Timothy 3:1-7.

·      Hold to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and the FBCW Constitution.

·      Master’s Degree from an accredited seminary.

·      Minimum 10 years of full-time ministerial experience.

·      Effective communication skills.

·      Ordained to the gospel ministry.

·      Submit to a background check during the application process.

About Wentzville

The city of Wentzville, with a population over 40,000, has been the fastest growing city in Missouri, by percentage population increase, for two consecutive decades from 2000 to 2020. Located just 40 miles west of St. Louis, Wentzville residents enjoy the suburban lifestyle while benefitting from the proximity to world-class medical institutions, universities, and entertainment. The highly rated Wentzville School District has been the fastest growing school district in Missouri for the past 20 years. With excellent schools, both public and private, churches, parks, and clubs, Wentzville is still a quiet, pleasant, peaceful community, rich in history and identity.

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