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Student Pastor

Candler (Asheville Area),

North Carolina

Why We Love This Opportunity

Perched on a hill with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Hills Church is an 800-member Southern Baptist Church located in Asheville, North Carolina. Lake Hills is a connected and mission-focused Southern Baptist ministry in search of a Student Pastor who will come with passion and vision for how to impact the lives of the students and grow the ministry.

It’s a great time to join the Lake Hills Church team and lead the Student Ministry to its next level of effectiveness and reach.

Church Description

Established in 1889, Lake Hills Church has a rich heritage and a bright future. Today, Lake Hills Church is a vibrant ministry characterized as “one church in two locations for all generations.” With the Candler and Haywood Campuses, Lake Hills Church serves over 800 members through a broad range of ministry programs that span all generations. Lake Hills Church is a cooperating member of the Southern Baptist Convention and adheres to “The Baptist Faith & Message.”

Lake Hills Church, under the leadership of Dr. James Walker, has established a clear path to achieve its vision through establishing five guiding principles which serve to define

Lake Hills Church:
A church known for a strong stance on the Word of God
A church intentionally committed to a Kingdom agenda
A church united with a common purpose & vision
A church willing to do whatever it takes to reach people for Christ
A church that influences the spiritual culture of their community, region, nation, & world

The future of Lake Hills Church is bright and filled with the opportunity to grow and expand for the sole purpose of seeing lives transformed by faith in Jesus Christ.

Position Description

The Lake Hills Church Student Pastor will develop and maintain strategies and provide leadership and oversight for all aspects of the 7th-12th grade youth so that students can know, follow, and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.


– Create and execute a long-term discipling culture and learning system focused on the next generation middle through high school and their parents with a focus on a strong Sunday morning and Wednesday evening learning and worship experience.
– Lead and organize effective student programs implementing worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, evangelism, and fellowship as well as ministry and mission opportunities for students.
– Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer leaders with diverse gifts and personalities to partner in teaching and developing students.
– Invest relationally with students and build relationships and partnerships with local schools and sports teams to help engage and support local youth programs.


– Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Student Ministry
– Demonstrated experience in training, teaching and mentoring
– Must be a strong and vibrant Christian who is biblically sound and grounded in his faith
– A genuine love for people and desire to serve them


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