Fellowship Bible Church

Lead Pastor



About This Organization

Fellowship Bible Church of Longview, Texas (“FBC”) began in 1981 as a group of three couples praying, meeting, and worshiping in a living room.   Though they soon outgrew the living room, the group carried with them into larger spaces the distinctive blend of expository Bible teaching, contemporary music, and fellowship characteristic of Bible churches.

For forty years, FBC has been reaching their community for Christ, seeing God provide favor in both growth and impact. They developed their current facility without incurring any existing debt and have been consistently passionate about utilizing all their human and financial resources to reach their community with the Gospel.

In 2016 a new Senior Pastor was called, and the prior Senior Pastor transitioned to Associate Pastor and then later retired in 2018 after more than 30 years of faithful service to FBC.  During the ensuing two years, the church faced various challenges, including the resignation of the Senior Pastor, other staff resignations, general uncertainty, and COVID.  These factors all led to attendance declining to the low 200s.   FBC then called an interim pastor in 2021 and has been guided along a path of healing, exciting new growth with attendance now averaging 400 in worship, and renewed focus on discipleship.  FBC is invigorated and ready to meet the person God is calling to lead it into the future.

Position Description

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The Lead Pastor serves as the primary shepherd and overseer at Fellowship Bible Church, leading by both word and example in accordance with the purposes of FBC, which are enumerated in the Church Constitution.

Key Responsiblities:

  • Direction and Leadership (Titus 1:5)
  • Prayer (Acts 6:4; 1 Tim 2:1) – Encourage and equip the Church leadership, staff, and the congregation for a vibrant prayer life that recognizes that FBC’s ministry depends on the Lord.
  • Teaching (Acts 6:4; 2 Tim 4:1, 2) – Primary responsibility for teaching and preaching ministry during the regular weekend services of the Church.
  • Equipping (Eph. 4:12; 2 Tim 2:1, 2) – Encourage and train the Church leadership and staff for ministry. Oversee the equipping of the congregation as accomplished through the church leadership and staff.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • LEADING BY VISION – The Lead Pastor will be a visionary leader who inspires others and who is oriented towards a collaborative leadership style
  • LEADING BY PREACHING – The Lead Pastor will have the gifts and abilities requisite to sound exegesis and exposition, proper preparation, and effective presentation of God’s Word both on Sundays and during the week in any relevant environment
  • LEADING BY LOVING – The Lead Pastor will have a heart for people and will prioritize the care and development of the leadership and staff of FBC.

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