Lead Pastor

Southwest Christian Church

Temecula, CA USA   MAP

Southwest Christian Church (Temecula, CA) – Senior Pastor

The Big Picture
Southwest Christian Church in Temecula, CA ( is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor to be the spiritual leader of our congregation of 50-60.

The Church
Southwest Christian Church is a Bible believing church committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We recognize the Bible as the inspired, complete, inerrant, and sufficient Word of God. We are a family friendly congregation with classes and programs for adults and children of all ages. All classes and programs teach biblical truths and encourage a greater knowledge and understanding of who God is and what He has done to save sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. All born-again believers are invited to join us in celebrating the Lord’s Supper every Sunday morning during our worship service. We are non-demoninational, cessationist, Calvinist and "Rerformed-Baptists" would describe us.

The Candidate
Pastor responsibilities will include weekly expository, gospel-centered preaching from the Word of God, cooperation with the elders in shepherding the flock, administration and oversight of staff and volunteers, ministry oversight, discipleship, and mid-week teaching. The Senior Pastor will be expected to be in person at his office at the church 3-4 days per week to accomplish study and sermon prep, staff oversight, counseling, and administration duties. He will also be called upon for personal visits in homes and hospitals as needed.
The Qualifications
The Senior Pastor must demonstrate in his daily life the character of an elder described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.
He must be skilled in expository preaching.
His preaching must be gospel and Christ centered.
He must be able to minister to people of all ages.
He must be able to apply and communicate Biblical truths in all situations.
He must display the fruit of the Spirit described in Galatians 5:22-23.
He must have a clear and undeniable calling from God to the pastorate. 
He must affirm the SCC belief statement and adhere to the five solas of the reformation.
He must be a graduate of seminary.

The Compensation
Compensation package in the range of $70000-$80000 annually to include salary, retirement, and health insurance.

The Process
Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Senior Pastor at SCC?

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Senior Pastor at SCC?

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the beliefs of SCC?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to

Date Posted: Fri, May 27, 2022   (82 days ago)

Point of Contact:

Jason Lancaster

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