Pathways Baptist Church Job Description and Application Requirements for Senior Pastor Position
Pathways Baptist Church (Gaithersburg, MD) prayerfully seeks a full-time Senior Pastor who will serve as its primary spiritual and ministry leader. The Senior Pastor is accountable to the congregation for advancing the vision within the boundaries of the church’s mission, values, and beliefs; and functioning within its constitution, policies, and procedures. The Senior Pastor has authority to discern, design, implement, and evaluate the most effective ministries that will achieve the strategic goals.
Pathways is a relatively new congregation (founded January 2016) resulting from the merger of First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg, MD and Streams of Hope Church of Silver Spring, MD. Our church is a uniquely multicultural congregation in an exciting environment, as Gaithersburg was ranked 3rd most culturally diverse city in the U.S. this year. The diversity of the congregation’s membership and leadership extends across ethnic, socioeconomic, denominational backgrounds, and educational lines. The geographical proximity to the nation’s capital brings an additional component of depth and opportunity to our setting.
Our vision: “Walking together with Jesus to change lives”
Our mission: “Following Jesus, Loving People, Bringing Hope."
Senior Pastor Duties and Responsibilities
Strive to fulfill the scriptural obligations of this office with all fidelity
Preach the Gospel
Shepherd the church in fulfilling its Mission and Vision, considering its Values and Beliefs
Model what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ
Administer the ordinances as commanded in the New Testament
Lead efforts to discern, design, implement, and evaluate the most effective ministries that will
achieve the strategic goals
Develop, equip, lead and hold accountable other staff and volunteer leaders for their own spiritual
maturity, and to carry out their responsibilities and the Mission of PBC
Ensure that policies and procedures are followed, and that administration is performed with high
The Senior Pastor shall be an ex-officio member of all committees of PBC, with voting privileges,
and shall lead the Church Leadership Team.
Application Requirements and Process
Applicants interested in applying for the position of Senior Pastor should send the following information: (1) Cover letter. In the cover letter, confirm that you have reviewed and are in agreement with the following items located on our website (https://www.pathwaysbc.org): Our Vision, Our Mission, What We Believe and Teach, and Church Covenant. In addition, highlight your ministry experience in a multicultural church and your experience growing a church.
(3) Names of three references with contact information (address, email, best phone number)
Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date: April 14, 2023