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The First Baptist Church of Wilson, NC

Position:  Associate Pastor: Students and Connections (FT)

The primary focus of this position will be providing the leadership, development, and implementation of ministry for youth (Middle School, Senior High, and College), with a secondary focus on providing guidance and oversight to the church’s communication strategies (e.g. managing social media accounts, website, etc.).

Posting Deadline: June 30, 2022

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Hampton Baptist Church, VA

Position: Minister of Music & Organist (PT)

The Minister of Music & Organist will advance the mission of Hampton Baptist Church by leading musically in worship, developing a comprehensive church music program, and supporting lay members as they use their musical gifts to glorify God. This position will report to the pastor.

Hampton Baptist is a welcoming, thoughtful congregation with a long history in the community. Music is very important to many members of our church, and the minister of music will be an integral part of the church staff.

Posting Deadline: July 31, 2022

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River City Faith Network/Richmond Baptist Association, VA


Executive Director/Mission Strategist(FT)

River City Faith Network (RCFN) is a Christian, multi-ethnic, multi-racial association that includes Anglo, African American, Cambodian, Chinese, Deaf, Korean, Portuguese, and other international congregations. RCFN seeks an Executive Director and Missions Strategist to lead our network with its three inner-city community mission centers and Camp Alkulana, oversee RCFN staff and administration, and work closely with the pastors and churches, all in the city of Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Posting Deadline: June 15, 2022

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Lakeside Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC

Position: Music Minister (PT)

Lakeside Church, affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Alliance of Baptists, is a Baptist church by heritage, open-minded and ecumenical in spirit, with a liturgical worship style which incorporates the richness of other Christian traditions. The church enjoys a reputation for outstanding music and is accustomed to and appreciates a wide repertoire of classical sacred music. The Minister of Music has responsibility for adult, youth and children’s choirs and a bell choir and participates in worship planning. 

Posting Deadline: June 30, 2022

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First Baptist Church, located in Williamsburg, KY

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

We are looking for a pastor called by God who communicates faith and beliefs through inspirational speaking skills. We are looking for someone with good leadership skills who can work with church staff, church leaders, and the church congregation as a whole. Candidates should be willing to embrace our church history, as well as be supportive to the congregation and wider community. We desire a pastor who can lead the church in outreach and growth. Seminary graduate with some experience preferred.

Posting Deadline: June 30, 2022

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First Baptist Church Martinsville, VA

Associate Pastor for Families (FT)

Join in on new & creative ministry in SW Virginia! This position is responsible for providing leadership in a shared associate pastor position with two small, but growing sister CBF churches – Chatham Heights Baptist Church & First Baptist Church of Martinsville: Alongside church volunteers, create meaningful children and youth programs and minister to young families. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $35,000-$40,000, plus generous benefits (employer-paid healthcare & retirement, time off, sabbatical, half-tuition daycare) in a low-cost-of-living city in SW Virginia. For a more detailed job description, please visit

Posting Deadline: July 31, 2022

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First Baptist Church – Southern Pines, NC

Position: Minister of Education & Administration (FT)

The ideal minister will be a person of deep faith in Christ and possess a desire to model a Christ-centered devotion in their personal and professional life. They must have leadership experience and be able to establish a vision for the administrative and discipleship ministries of the church that is consistent with the church’s overall vision and mission. They must be able to implement that vision to move the church forward. The Minister of Education & Administration will work cooperatively with a team-based ministerial staff in seeking to fulfill the mission of First Baptist Church to proclaim the gospel, nurture disciples, and serve others. First Baptist Church is located in a resort community with a vibrant and diverse population.

Posting Deadline: August 1, 2022


Chilson Hills Baptist Church, MI

Position: Pastor (FT)

We seek a Full Time Ordained Pastor who will:
Inspire and lead Spiritual growth for all.
Show us the way to grow our church membership, Music programs and Youth programs.
As a team member, shepherd us with grace and humor while fostering our spiritual maturity.
Take the time to understand us individuality, our history, our strengths and
needs, then use this understanding to help build and implement a plan to reach out.
Create energy and excitement, learning how
Chilson functions through honest interest in the people and program participation.
Allow for mistakes and room to grow with patience.
Instill a strong commitment for excellence in all things.
Help us joyfully embrace the continual changes called life with God’s love; while prayerfully discerning and resolving conflict.

Posting Deadline: September 30, 2022


Bayshore Baptist Church ,FL

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

As Bayshore Baptist Church nears its 100th year of service to God and to the community, we are seeking a minister who is committed to showing God’s love, acceptance, and support to all we serve and touch. We strive to be a welcoming church, to serve others, to nurture fellowship and friendships, and to deepen our study and understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Bayshore has been blessed with members who selflessly served the community and with teachers who led us to explore and expand our understanding of the lessons of the Scriptures continually. We are grateful to them, and we hope to continue and expand their work. Guided by our history and the insights of the recent Dawnings Committee report, we hope to find a leader that will oversee our continued journey of work, study, fellowship, and love. 

Posting Deadline: November 11, 2022


Dover Baptist Church, VA

Position: Youth Director (PT)

In search of a Children’s and Youth Director responsible for partnering with volunteers in leading weekly Sunday Children’s ministry activities, weekly activities as desired, and coordinating and implementing activities on a recurring basis for Youth. The Director is also expected to support summer Vacation Bible School and a week-long youth missions trip. Participating in and potentially teaching a Youth Sunday School class is also desired. 

Posting Deadline: December 31, 2022


Monte Vista Baptist Church, VA

Position: Lead Pastor (FT)

Principal Function: The Pastor is responsible to the First Baptist Church, Eldorado, for proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care ministries, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of Church life and to act as the chief administrator of the paid staff.
1. Plan and conduct the worship services; prepare and deliver sermons; lead in observance of ordinances
2. Lead the Church in an effective program of witnessing and in a caring ministry for persons in the Church and community
3. Visit members and prospects
4. Conduct counseling sessions; perform wedding ceremonies, conduct funerals
5. Work with deacons, church officers, and committees as they perform their assigned responsibilities; train and lead the deacons in a program of family ministries
6. Act as moderator of Church business meetings
7. Cooperate with associational, state, and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; keep the Church informed of denominational development; represent the Church in civic matters
8. Serve as Chief Administrator of the paid Church staff; supervise the work of assigned paid staff workers 

Posting Deadline: December 31, 2022


Dover Baptist Church, VA

Position: Children’s and Youth Director (PT)

The Children’s and Youth Director will be responsible for partnering with volunteers in leading weekly Sunday Children’s ministry activities (e.g., Children’s message, Children’s Church) and any weekly children and youth activities as desired by the congregation. The Director would coordinate and implement activities on a recurring (preferably monthly) basis for Youth (focus on ages 10-18), focused on missions, Christian character development, fostering outreach, and promoting fellowship and camaraderie within the group. A weekly Youth Bible Study is also desired. The Director is also expected to support summer Vacation Bible School and a week-long youth missions trip. Participating in and potentially teaching a Youth Sunday School class is also desired.

Posting Deadline: December 31, 2022


Reference & Referral

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Virginia is prepared to assist congregations searching for ministerial staff and clergy desiring placement.

Churches Seeking Staff

Churches need strong recommendations for staff openings. CBFVA partners with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s LeaderConnect ( to help place vocational ministers (senior pastors, associate pastors, youth pastors, children’s pastors, and other staff ministers) in Virginia churches. Search committees are encouraged to contact CBF to communicate staff needs and to solicit resumes of potential candidates.

CBFVA can assist in the ministerial staff search. Contact Terry Maples at or 804.213.0412 to communicate clergy leadership needs in your congregation.

Clergy Seeking Placement

Knowing when to move requires prayer and reflection, and finding another people to serve is spiritual work. CBFVA provides competent reference and referral by keeping clergy resumes on file. Contact Terry Maples at or 804.213.0412 for assistance with placement.

NOTE: CBFVA is not linked to CBF’s LeaderConnect system. If you utilize CBF’s reference and referral system, your information is not automatically sent to the CBFVA office. If you desire placement in Virginia, please send your resume and a cover letter directly to CBFVA