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Full Time Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor

2052 N 5th St Kansas City, KS 66101


Principal Function

The pastor is to provide leadership and shepherding care for the Strangers Rest Baptist Church of Kansas City, KS. The pastor is to equip (Ephesians 4:11-12) and train the congregation in Christ-like Christian living. The pastor must have the ability and passion to preach and teach God's Word in an inspiring and challenging way and to oversee all worship services. His approach must be Gospel-centered and in line with our Articles of Faith. He must be a visionary and has a vision about how to attract and retain new members.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

To care for the souls of people is an intense and demanding calling. The pastor guides people through personal trauma and trials while also handling administrative tasks that can be detailed, complex, and sometimes problematic. He must also be available to respond to crises as they occur. He will invest significant time and energy interacting and connecting with the people in the congregation. He must demonstrate commitment to continued spiritual and professional growth and development. The pastor leads the church under the authority of Jesus Christ and serves at the will of the congregation.

Ministry Requirements & Responsibilites

  • Visionary, with an entrepreneurial spirit who can cast a biblically based vision and effectively implement it into the church.

  • Administer a gospel-centered discipleship strategy.

  • Mobilize the church to care for the needs of people in our community in meaningful ways through an effective outreach and evangelism ministry.

  • Lead the church in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating of Church ministries and growth initiatives.

  • Effectively utilize the deacons, trustees, and other church leadership teams to improve ministries.

  • Demonstrate a heart for missions, attracting new members and overall member retention. Is passionate about reaching young people and young families.

  • Develop current and future leadership of the Church.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Preferred a minimum of five years of ministry experience in a local church as a lead pastor, assistant pastor, or senior associate minister. Also has experience growing a church. Must have high potential for success.

  • Education: Appropriate biblical foundation and seminary degree desired but not required.


  • Spiritually mature, evangelical Christian who walks with the Lord and is above reproach in his personal life.

  • Clear conviction that God has both called and gifted him to pastoral ministry.

  • Able to teach the word of God with clarity and conviction.

  • Must have a solid marriage and well-ordered family.

  • Be a self-starter, able to plan, schedule, organize, mobilize other, and complete ministry initiatives.

  • Possess and demonstrate good communication and leadership skills.

  • Not quick tempered, his anger does not flare up at the least provocation.

  • Has a servant's heart, by humbly thinking of other first.

  • Must be honest, trustworthy, faithful, steadfast, prayerful and wise.

  • Sermons must have strong Biblical knowledge and references and applicable to everyday life. Must provide spiritual nourishment.

  • Willingness to provide pastoral care with compassion, patience and understanding.

Hiring Contact Information

Organization Name: Strangers Rest Baptist Church
Contact Name: Deacon Louis Monroe
Address1: 2052 North Fifth Street
City: Kansas City
State or Province: Kansas
ZIP Code: 66101
Country: United States
Contact this Employer
Organization Website:
Contact Phone: 913-371-7237

To Apply: send the following to by July 31, 2024:

1. Cover letter highlighting relevant experiences that qualify you for this role.
2. Resume, CV or list of any relevant experiences.
3. Links to any sermons, writings, social content etc.
4. A list of 3 references.
5. A brief statement on your personal relationship with Jesus and why you may want to serve in this role

Position Information

Job Title: Lead Pastor
Time Type: Full Time
Job Category: Executive Pastor
Salary: $40,000 – 50,000
Organization Type: Church
Denomination: Baptist
Worship Style: Traditional (Open to Change)
Church Size: 50-75

About Strangers Rest Baptist Church

Strangers Rest Baptist Church of Kansas City, KS is a congregation of Christian believers obedient to God's will and His word. We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to God by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. Being located in the heart of Kansas City, KS, we are ready to take the next step in God's plan for us as we seek our new Senior Pastor. For 99 years, through the values of worship, fellowship, authenticity, scripture study, and prayer; we have strived to be a blessing in our city; help develop organizations and institutions of human flourishing; and disciple others for a lifetime of following Jesus. We currently have a traditional service with an average Sunday live attendance of 45-60 individuals coming out to praise the Lord.

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