Those who attend West Jackson Baptist Church enjoy a strong sense of community and care for one another. The people here are authentic, warm and place a high value on families. There is a rich musical history here, but a new culture is being established. This is an incredible opportunity for a Worship Pastor who wants to build something remarkable upon an already solid foundation, and do so in a place that will embrace them like family.
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|Since 1906, West Jackson Baptist Church has been established as a stable and healthy church in the Jackson, TN area. Located about 70 miles east of Memphis, their desire is to be a hub where disciples are made and sent out to impact the nations. The people here have a passion to live out their faith, transform the culture around them, and share the Gospel with those who have never heard it. The staff culture here is healthy and collaborative. Lead Pastor, Andy Neely, has led the church toward a new vision in worship and this vision has been embraced.
Weekend attendance at West Jackson Baptist Church averages around 750. With their current facility and property, they are poised with ample room for future growth. The church campus is strategically located adjacent to the campus of Union University, a strong private Christian university. This proximity creates a unique opportunity to engage and influence students from across the country and the world. For a leader with the vision to develop future leaders, there is excellent potential to draw talent and internship prospects from this incredible institution.
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|The worship ministry at West Jackson Baptist is transitioning, but maintains a healthy and committed volunteer base of about 100 people. These people are passionate about what they do and optimistic about the future. Leadership and volunteers alike love the recent change that combined the traditional and modern cultures and has created a unified voice in worship. There is now a new sense of energy and excitement about what the future may hold.
The new Worship Pastor will provide much needed leadership over the new blended culture while working with a worship and technical staff to help execute the vision. West Jackson Baptist values congregational engagement and desire for worshippers to express their praise and adoration for God with authenticity and increasing freedom. There is also a desire to engage an increasingly younger and more ethnically diverse demographic. The new Worship Pastor should understand the dynamics of planning and executing a multi-generational worship experience and have the experience necessary to skillfully lead a choir, band, and orchestra. The qualified candidate will lead with godly humility, be a team player, and possess a heart to develop people and see them thrive.