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Eminence Baptist Church, KY

Position: Worship Leader (PT)

Worship leader will lead the church in the song service for Sunday mornings. We are looking for a person of faith and who strives to grow in their walk with the Lord. The Worship leader will be responsible for song selection, powerpoint presentation, and one who plays an instrument (preferrably piano).

Posting Deadline: February 1, 2022.

Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond VA


Small caring congregation in East Richmond seeking visionary part-time pastor to lead the church into a future ministering to the diverse, and sometimes underserved, local community. Church serves in partnership with River City Faith Network of the Richmond Baptist Association, Baptist General Association of VA, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and affirms the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. Educational space houses a faith based high school, Church Hill Academy, operated by Church Hill Activities and Tutoring.

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Posting Deadline: January 15, 2022

First Baptist Church in Gainesville FL

Associate Pastor of Discipleship Ministries (FT)

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregation, is seeking a full-time position of Associate Pastor of Discipleship Ministries. We are in search of an energetic candidate who is ready to live in the vibrant community of Gainesville, home to University of Florida. The City of Trees has an outstanding academic and sports environment and is a great place to raise a family and call home.

The role of the Associate Pastor of Discipleship Ministries will include enthusiastic leadership, engaging development & nurturing supervision of the following areas:

• Developing thriving ministries for children, youth, and their families.
• Providing pastoral ministries alongside the Senior Pastor.
• Building a variety of adult discipleship ministries.

The Associate Pastor of Discipleship Ministries will possess the ability to lead and grow a thriving ministry and have the following qualifications:

• Masters level degree from an accredited seminary
• 3-5 Years Experience in children/youth ministry
• Leadership and discipleship Skills
• Excellent and versatile communication skills.
• Personal and spiritual maturity
• Energy and enthusiasm for growth
• Experience in Baptist life

Email resume with cover letter
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Posting Deadline: January 15, 2021

Bethel Baptist Church, VA

Position:Youth and Children’s Minister(PT)

We are seeking an energetic Children’s and Youth Minister to promote a spiritual program for our families with children from birth to Seniors in High School.
The responsibilities will include:
• Provide Christian love and support to our families with children and youth.
• Teach Sunday School for our youth students.
• Coordinate Sunday School teachers for K- 5th students.
• Supervise and coordinate the nursery staff.
• Teach some and coordinate the volunteers for our Children’s Church Program.
• Select the curriculum for the Sunday Schools, Nursery and Children’s Church Programs.
• Coordinate and attend mission opportunities.
• Coordinate special events for the families and the community (Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Event, Trunk or Treats, Youth Retreats, etc.)
• Support the Pastors with Sunday morning service (Scripture reading, prayers, etc.).
• Support our Senior and Associate Pastors spiritually.
• Attend Staff Meetings.
Must be effective at implementing a biblical teaching, discipleship as well as mission opportunities. You must be self-motivated and have a desire to minister to children and youth and have the ability to grow the children and youth programs. Ideal candidate will have a noticeable commitment to Christ as well as to a commitment to furthering his/her own spiritual growth. Possess solid time management and organizational skills, have the basic understanding of the maturity levels from birth to teens and their challenges, be creative, high energy and a valid driver’s license.

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Posting Deadline: January 28, 2022

Grace Fellowship Church, NY

Position:Worship Pastor(FT)

For more information, view the full church profile at

Posting Deadline: January 30, 2022

Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond VA

Position:Organist or Pianist(PT)

Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church in Richmond, VA is searching for a Church Organist or Pianist. The Organist/Pianist position is responsible for working with the Pastor and Music Coordinator to assist in the music ministry of the church.

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Posting Deadline: January 30, 2022

CBF South Carolina, SC

Position:Coordinator (FT)

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina seeks applicants for its next coordinator. The coordinator will give leadership to organizing, facilitating and coordinating CBFSC to fulfill its vision of growing as a community of grace. The coordinator will also serve as a catalyst to nurture spiritual development, encourage congregations to thrive, and value collaborative and innovative -ministry and missions.

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Posting Deadline: January 31, 2022

First Baptist Church Greenville, SC

Position:Associate Youth and College Minister (FT)

This position is an entry-level position, assisting our full-time Minister of Youth and College, designed for recent seminary or divinity school students who have completed, or will complete a Master of Divinity. Using their gifts and talents for ministry, they should have a passion for ministering to youth, college, and their families ages 6th grade through college in a large youth ministry. This position offers foundational experience and an expansion of knowledge and skill in collaboration with an innovative pastoral staff and youth minister with 16 years of experience.

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Posting Deadline: January 31, 2022

First Baptist Church of Altavista, VA

Position:Pastor (FT)

First Baptist Church of Altavista, VA is seeking a full-time pastor who will provide strong worship leadership, guidance for spiritual development and Christian outreach, compassionate pastoral care, and administrative and digital communication skills. We utilize a traditional style of worship and are open to incorporating less traditional elements. We affirm both men and women for roles in ministry and leadership. The candidate should hold an accredited seminary or divinity school degree.

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Posting Deadline: February 8, 2022

Hampton Baptist Church

Worship Technology Coordinator (PT)

Oversee all technical aspects (lighting, sound, computers, video presentation, livestream, etc) of Sunday morning worship. Support of Sunday morning worship is the number one priority of this position (approx. 3 hours/week).
Oversee an existing team of volunteers for Sunday morning worship. As new individuals express interest in joining the AV team, provide training on the use of our AV equipment.
Be available to consult on or troubleshoot other aspects of church technology that are not related to worship (approx. 1 hour/week).
In cooperation with other staff and lay leaders, work within the technology budget and provide proactive recommendations for improving technology.

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Posting Deadline: February 15, 2021

First Baptist Church Morganton, NC

Senior Minister (FT)

Engage the church and community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a multi-generational music ministry.
Develop, coordinate, and lead an effective music and worship program with celebration of and reverence for God.
Lead and direct music teams including multi-generational choirs, vocal ensembles, and instrumental groups.
Innovatively combine a variety of musical styles to support and enhance worship.
Evaluate programs ensuring spiritual needs are met through music and worship.
Provide leadership and supervision to music staff members and volunteers.
Create ways to diversify and expand the use of technology through in-person, digital, and virtual experiences.
Be a collaborative team player with effective relational and problem solving skills.

Email resume with cover letter

Posting Deadline: February 15, 2021

Trinity Baptist Church of Moultrie, Georgia

Position: Pastor (FT)

seeking a senior pastor with excellent preaching ability and a heart for pastoral care. Located in southwest Georgia, our warm and welcoming 250-member congregation, dually aligned with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Southern Baptist Convention, has a tradition of community ecumenism, an active committee system, a deacon family ministry (we ordain both men and women as deacons), a strong Sunday School program, and a dedication to missions. As church administrator, our new pastor should take a hands-on role in these ministries. Our worship style is best described as blended. Our prospective pastor should be a people-person and encourager to the church’s staff.  

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Salemburg Baptist Church, Salemburg, NC

Position: Pastor (FT)

Salemburg Baptist Church, Salemburg, NC, seeks a fulltime pastor to lead our church into a new chapter in our long church history. We are a Baptist congregation committed to Baptist doctrine, focusing on the inspirational worship of God and applying the Bible to all areas of life. Our congregation is community oriented and mission minded. We desire a pastor who is a gifted teacher that enables people to learn and understand deep spiritual truths, who has a personal vision and well-developed vision for the future of the church, and who is an effective communicator. We affirm both men and women for roles in ministry and leadership, and are a church with strong lay leadership. The successful candidate will possess a strong calling to the pastoral ministry, hold an accredited seminary or divinity school degree, and possess some years of experience in congregational ministry. 

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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.

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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