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St. John Missionary Baptist Church, which was found and organized in the year 1908, is seeking a full-time senior pastor, called by God who will be the spiritual leader of the congregation. The qualified candidate will be responsible to God and the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Bible, to provide Christian leadership in all areas of the church, and to engage in pastoral care for the congregation.

Deadline Extended

September 21, 2023


NOTE: Any Applicant Package postmarked after the closing date of September 21, 2023, will not be considered.

How to Apply

All interested persons must submit a complete TYPE-WRITTEN

application consisting of the following information:

  1. An MP4 (known as MPEG4) or an online link (accessible via either Facebook or YouTube) to a sermon delivered within the past year

  2. Certified official transcript sealed from the Institution mailed or emailed to the church (see below)

  3. Three (3) recommendation letters, clergy, layperson, and personal (non-relative)

  4. A completed and signed application checklist (see page 9)

SUBMISSION: Submit the Application Package by submitting the form on this website, certified mail, or email:

Mailing Address

St. John Missionary Baptist Church 

C/O The Pastor Search Committee 

Post Office Box 460 

Boynton Beach, FL 33435 - 0460

Email Address 

Subject Line: [Full Name - SJMBC Pastor Search]



  • Attaching a copy of your resume to this application and stating “See attached resume” will not be considered as a sufficient response to any item in this application.

  • Missing information will result in automatic disqualification of your application.

  • Final applicants will be notified and asked to provide additional information later in the selection process.

  • Final applicants must consent to a reference check, a criminal history background check, a drug screening, credit, and financial history review (performed through outside agencies for complete confidentiality).

All information presented will be treated as “Confidential.” Please submit request for additional information or questions in writing to the Pastor Search Committee at or by mail to St. John Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Pastor Search Committee, P.O. Box 460, Boynton Beach, FL 33435 - 0460.




$90,000 to $125,000 yearly (plus benefits)


  • Must be a licensed and ordained Baptist minister or a minister with official ordination credentials from an established denomination compatible with Baptist theology, congregational doctrine, and polity

  • Must have a clear understanding of the Baptist Polity, doctrine, and theology

  • Must be an effective communicator with the ability to teach and preach practical lessons and sermons

  • Must be able to communicate in English, as primary language

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills in written as well as oral communication

  • Must have a minimum of ten years experience as a Baptist senior pastor in a business and church environment

  • Must be proficient in the use of digital technology

  • Must have majority of experience in brick and mortar with hybrid innovation

  • Must demonstrate a record of community and social justice

  • Must have the minimal requirement of Clinical Pastoral Experience (CPE) or similar certifications in pastoral counseling

  • Must be capable of facilitating Parliamentary Procedures

  • Must have strong background in middle-aged and senior

Duties of the Senior Pastor

  • The Pastor will be responsible as an ex-officio member of all church ministries/committees

  • The Pastor will preside over worship services, funeral services, weddings, and baby dedications or designate someone else to perform these functions in his absences

  • The Pastor will be responsible for teaching, counseling and observance of the Ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism

  • The Pastor will be committed to continued theological and congregational education for the purpose of congregational formation and growth

  • The Pastor will articulate a vision for the church

  • The Pastor will attend, and encourage members to support (Associations, Unions, and Congress and the State and National Congress and Convention) to support religious education and ideas that will enhance the church’s ministries as well as establish other ministries

  • The Pastor will supervise the administrative operations of the church and its facilities

  • The Pastor will be responsible for visiting persons who are hospitalized, confined to home or, in an extended care facility as well as delegating these responsibilities to the Deacon/Deaconess Ministry and /or church leaders as appropriate

  • The Pastor will moderate church conference meetings

  • The Pastor will serve as the Lead Servant Leader to facilitate the spiritual formation of the congregation

  • The Pastor will work with various ministries to facilitate Servant Leadership in planning, organizing, and coordinating programs in discipleship and ministry

  • The Pastor will model intergenerational approaches to spiritual formation

  • The Pastor will promote accessibility practices to create a welcoming and safe environment

  • The Pastor will serve as Lead Evangelist, leading congregational initiatives to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ


Please download an application and submit with all supporting

documents using the form below


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