The congregation of Chester Gap Baptist Church is seeking a dedicated full-time lead pastor (a bi-vocational pastor resume would also be given serious consideration). Chester Gap Baptist Church is “A church for people to pray passionately, give sacrificially, go confidently to share the Gospel, and mature believers” (Vision Statement). Our mission is to reach the lost for Christ within our community and spread outward beyond our community. We will promote Christian fellowship and spiritual growth through Bible study, worship, and prayer to equip God’s people for His service.
Chester Gap Baptist Church is a small church that sits up on top of a mountain around 60 miles west of Washington, DC. The rural countryside is beautiful and home to the Shenandoah Valley and Skyline Drive. The church proper (sanctuary, classrooms, and kitchen) has been at its current location since 1963. The facilities consist of the church proper, an attached 6-room annex, and a nearby parcel of approximately 25 acres that is available for special functions and outreach opportunities. Some of our traditional ministries include children’s and youth Bible studies, adult Bible studies, prayer meetings, VBS, Samaritan’s Purse, and Sunday School for all ages. We currently average 77 adults and children, including online live streaming services.
- Licensed and ordained as a minister of the Gospel in the Southern Baptist church
- Must affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000
- Minimum of five years of church ministry or pastoral experience
Salary compensation based on education, experience, and interview discussion