Executive Pastor

First Baptist Church of Portland

909 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205 USA   MAP
Demographic: Urban, Multi-Cultural
Statement Of Faith:

First Baptist Church of Portland is seeking a full-time Executive Pastor to join our ministry team. The Executive Pastor is a key member of the staff team at First Baptist Church of Portland, who works closely with the Pastor to provide overall administrative leadership for the church family, with a view to helping the church to grow both numerically and spiritually, through various ministries. The primary purpose of the Executive Pastor is to assist the Pastor by leading ministries of administration, facilities, and other areas of specialized ministry, in seeking to accomplish the mission objectives of FBC. While the Executive Pastor should have a working knowledge of accounting, maintenance, and human resources, this position will supervise and coordinate the bookkeeping, HR, and building support staff who will be directly responsible for the work in these areas. The secondary role(s) in specialized ministry for this position will be determined based on the skills and passions of the Executive Pastor, but may include children’s ministry, youth ministry, young adult ministry, outreach ministry, small groups ministry, visitation ministry, and/or Spanish language ministry. Specific duties may change over time based on needs of the church and upon agreement between the Executive Pastor and the Pastor.

*Sundays: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm (6 hours)
*Office Hours: Mondays – Thursdays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (16 hours)
*Communication/Meetings/Events: Varies (18 hour average)
Total Weekly Commitment: 40 hours per week

*Competitive salary based on level of experience, social security supplement, medical benefits, and retirement plan through ABC/USA for ordained clergy.
*Salary increases will be considered as part of an annual performance review.
*Administrative support provided by the Pastoral Assistant.
*A team of supportive staff and volunteers.
*An opportunity to grow vocationally and personally in a unique ministry setting.
*Private office with equipment and supplies needed for ministry.
*Ministry and travel expense reimbursement at the established rate.
*Free Downtown parking in the FBC parking lot.
*Flexibility and the ability to work up to 50% of the time from offsite, including from home.

*In addition to Administrative and Facilities Ministry, able to work in an area of specialized ministry up to .50 FTE, (depending on the needs of the church over time), such as children’s ministry, youth ministry, young adult ministry, outreach ministry, small groups ministry, visitation ministry, and/or Spanish language ministry.
*Commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, demonstrating maturity as a person and as a Christian in personal conduct and in relationship with others.
*Called of God for Christian ministry with a commitment and a capability of working within a pastoral team.
*Ability to sustain meaningful relationships, to give leadership in enlisting and organizing people in ministry, engendering lay ownership of program.
*Must pass a background check.
*Bachelor’s degree earned at an accredited institution of higher education.
*Graduate-level (Master’s) degree earned at an accredited institution of higher education in the fields of pastoral ministry, biblical studies, theology, and/or business administration (e.g. M.Div., Th.M., and/or MBA)
*Is currently enrolled in or has completed a program at an accredited seminary, university, or Bible college in pastoral ministry, biblical studies, etc.
*Ordination by an American Baptist Church in keeping with ABC/USA ordination standards, or ABC recognition of ordination, or commitment to pursue and complete ABC ordination within 2 years of hire.
*Agreement with FBC Covenant.
*Membership at FBC.

*Has experience working or volunteering in a local church setting
*Has experience managing staff and volunteers in a local church setting.
*Has experience working in an urban ministry setting.
*High level of skill in project management and coordination between departments.

The successful candidate will submit the following materials:
1) A resume listing prior work; educational, and volunteer experience.
2) Applicants must also include a brief summary of Christian experience including why interested in the job, not to exceed one page or 500 words.
3) A completed First Baptist Church job application. Materials can be emailed to:

Please direct all questions and correspondence regarding this position to or ask for Matt at 503-228-7465.

Applications are available on our website under "About Us / Employment Opportunities."

This position requires references and a Background Check.

Date Posted: Tue, May 10, 2022   (99 days ago)
Benefits: Retirement, Medical/Dental, Paid Time Off, Free Parking
Anticipated Hire Date: Summer 2022

Point of Contact:

Matt Toupin

909 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205