Senior Pastor Search for the First Baptist Church of West Point

The First Baptist Church of West Point, California is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor for our congregation, who would be willing to locate in our rural mountainous community.

Salary: $24,000 per year or $2,000 per month divided into housing, benefits, and salary as determined by the Pastor. Send resume to the First Baptist Church of West Point, P.O. Box 8, West Point, Ca 95255.

We are a community of retired people and many disadvantaged people. Nearby is a Miwok village (Native American). Many of our citizens run to the mountains to get away from their former living experiences.

We need a shepherd for our flock who is a Bible-believing and preaching man, who adheres to the Baptist Faith and Message. We must have a pastor who cultivates a close, devotional relationship with God and as such exhibits that he knows Him through experience. We ask God for a man full of faith, courage, hope, and vision to help lead our congregation into a life-giving refuge in the midst of a world full of hopelessness and despair. He must meet the Biblical qualifications of 1 Timothy 3: 1 – 7. He needs to lead the church to fulfill the Great Commission by equipping us to carry out the five functions of a New Testament Church: Worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and fellowship.

His personal qualities should include being: humble, vulnerable, self-controlled, joyful, action and goal-oriented, caring, approachable, ethical with strong moral character, trustworthy, faithful, willing to grow and change, devoted to his marriage and family, and willing to persevere in God’s work.

Pastor Search Information

What the First Baptist Church West Point (FBCWP) has to offer:

$2000.00 per month with no other compensation.

Aging congregation, unified and willing to change.

Rural former logging town with a wild history in Calaveras County California.

FBCWP started in 1954/1957.

Slowly growing community, mostly empty nesters.

Strong SBC and Associational ties.

The Closest large town is about twenty miles away; Jackson, California.

What the First Baptist Church of West Point (FBCWP) is praying for in a Pastor.

Bi-vocational or retired married man.

Meets 1 Timothy 3 requirements and supports the Baptist Faith and Message.

A “People person.”

At least two years experience in ministry.

A Pastor willing to actively support our Celebrate Recovery program.

A Pastor who will live in or spend as much time in West Point as possible.