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  • Leader Connect – CBF: Resume-matching service developed by the Leadership Development team of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Click here to learn more!
  • Reference and Referral in Virginia: For ministers and/or churches seeking assistance in Virginia with reference and referral, please contact our office,
  • Seeking an Intentional Interim?  You can contact the Center for Congregational Health: More information about Intentional Interim Ministry can be found at the Virginia Network of Interim Ministers,

Richmond’s First Baptist Church, VA

Position: Communication Director (FT)

Richmond’s First Baptist Church is seeking a full time Communication Director to contribute to our overall mission of bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to RVA. God is at work in this city and through this congregation. The Communications team exists to tell the story of what God is doing in and through our church. Our ideal candidate will create and take ownership of a messaging strategy, both internal and external, that tells our story and invites people to own our mission more deeply.

Email resume with cover letter to

Posting Deadline: April 28, 2021

Parkway Baptist Church, GA

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

Parkway Baptist Church, located in Johns Creek, GA, is a moderate Baptist congregation
aligned with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship seeking a Senior Pastor to serve our community
and lead our family of faith. A congregation of 120 active members with a median age of 60,
Parkway has a traditional worship style with liturgical influences. A new neighborhood is being
constructed adjacent to the church property, and Parkway is looking to connect with this new
community as well as the larger, more ethnically diverse context of North Atlanta.

Please send Resumes to

Posting Deadline: April 30, 2021

First Baptist, Butner, NC

Position: Associate Pastor of Children and Youth Ministries (FT)

This person will be responsible for planning, directing and evaluating the activities of the children and youth. The associate will preach when the pastor is away or sick.

Please send Resumes to

Posting Deadline: June 2, 2021

Zion Baptist Church of Shelby, NC

Position: Minister of Music (FT)

Seeking a full time Minister of Youth and Children. The primary responsibilities include coordinating and leading weekly discipleship programs, monthly to quarterly ministry events, and numerous mission projects. The minister is expected to encourage the children and youth in their spiritual development by building relationships and ministering to them, their families, and the church family. He/she will partner with the church staff in helping to plan and lead worship, preaching on occasion, and serve in various ministry roles.

Email resume with cover letter to

Posting Deadline: July 1, 2021

First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg, TN

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

Senior Pastor of one of Gatlinburg’s oldest and most established churches. Great physical plant, new multi million dollar youth and activities building. Magnificent sanctuary. Warm and supportive congregation with a heart for missions. Outstanding visitor and guest ministry. Previous pastor retired after 21 years. Affiliated with both the SBC and the CBF. Send resume and references confidentially to email address referenced.

For more information go to


Westwood Baptist Church in Springfield, VA

Position:Minister to Children and Families (FT)

An exciting opportunity to build a community-focused Children’s Ministry! Westwood has recently developed a new Calling Statement that focuses our church’s attention to “connect with and serve our community and its families.” As part of that focus, we are looking to expand our current weekday program for preschoolers as well as begin a Before and/or After School program for children. The Minister of Children and Families will serve as the primary pastoral presence for Westwood families as well as develop and direct our new community initiatives. The successful candidate will need strong organization and delegation skills, the ability to dream big dreams and put plans into action, and a heart for the faith development of preschoolers and children. Westwood is located in Fairfax County, Virginia with a population of over 1 million people. There are 4 elementary schools in the immediate vicinity of the church. Westwood is committed to connecting with and serving the families in our area and invites you to pray about joining us on the journey. Here is how to apply.

1. Visit our website for a look at the job description ( and more information about Westwood. 

2. Send a cover letter and resume to Holly Schmitz, chair of the search committee at

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