Compassion Christian Church

Lead Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Todd Clark

Senior Associate

The Lead Pastor opportunity at Compassion Christian Church is truly a generational opportunity. This type of role and church does not open very often and provides an incredible Kingdom building opportunity for the right senior leader.

About This Organization

From their beginnings 59 years ago, meeting each week in a Savannah bank, to now gathering in 7 locations extending well beyond Savannah’s limits, Compassion Christian Church remains committed to leading people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus.

Compassion Christian Church is undoubtedly heading into its most effective days of ministry and outreach.  This growing church of 8500 meets across 7 locations, with more to come.  This is an incredible time to step into the story God is writing at Compassion.

Joining the mission of leading people to a life-changing relationship with Jesus.

Position Description

The Lead Pastor will provide visionary leadership to advance the Mission, Vision, and Values of Compassion Christian Church. He will serve as the permanent member of the Elder Board while leading and collaborating with the Executive and Teaching teams. He will aggressively lead people to a life-changing relationship with Jesus and a growing ministry impact in the city, low country, and beyond.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Experience: 7+ years of experience as a Lead Pastor, large broadcast campus pastor, or an active member of an executive team with significant leadership and preaching experience.
  • Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College, University, or Seminary. A graduate Seminary degree is preferred.
  • Knowledge, skills, and gifts: The candidate must be tried and proven in ministry and have a passion for sharing Jesus. Candidate must demonstrate a Christ-like servant leader attitude in words and actions and have the ability to work with a wide variety of people, with superior people skills and emotional intelligence.


  • Exhibits a meaningful and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Engages in a regular and ongoing (meeting at least monthly) accountability relationship with a staff partner or other approved person.
  • Recognizes that our work is important and deserves our very best.
  • Willing to lead from the front and model the commitment to Jesus and the ministry he expects from others.
  • Strong marriage and family commitment to Jesus and his church.
  • A tither who believes and teaches that generosity is a normal dynamic of true discipleship.
  • Committed to both local and global outreach/missions.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

Who the candidate is:

  • A devoted follower of Jesus who believes, teaches, and lives by God’s Word.
  • Gifting: Visionary, Leadership, High EQ, Teaching, Leads by Example
  • Meets qualifications of an Elder
  • Student and expert of culture
  • Aligns with CCC Statement of Faith and doctrinal distinctive
  • Priesthood of Believers (Ephesians 4)
  • Disciple maker
  • Personal life patterns of evangelism
  • The candidate refrains from alcohol
  • The candidate holds to the Christian Churches traditional view and respect for baptism
  • The candidate will hold the Complementarian view of women in leadership


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