First Baptist Church Spartanburg

Lead Pastor


South Carolina

Why I Love This Opportunity

Todd Clark

Senior Associate

The opportunity to join the team as Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church in Spartanburg is a generational opportunity for the person that God prepares and the congregation calls.

About This Organization

First Baptist Spartanburg has been providentially placed by God to be the voice and presence of Jesus in a community that is growing rapidly.
FBS is a place where everyone can invite anyone to encounter the Living One.
We believe that in Christ, more is possible than you can ever imagine.
We are firmly convinced God has placed us here to fulfill a mission “to encourage complete and courageous living in Christ.” It’s not enough just to know a little bit about the Bible and attend the occasional worship service. We want people everywhere to live completely and courageously in the unfathomable power we know in Jesus Christ!

In order to accomplish our mission, we have a 4-point strategy for our church and our individual lives:

At FBS, you will find a contagious culture of people who love each other and love Jesus.
The staff at FBS is full of anticipation for the new Lead Pastor to bring creative ideas and energy to the team. They are excited and optimistic about what God is going to do in 2023 and beyond.
The Council and congregation are seeking a fresh voice and they are open to what God wants to do with, in and through them in the coming season.

Position Description

Position: Senior / Lead Pastor
First Baptist Spartanburg is searching for a Lead Pastor of great vision, passion, and maturity whose heart is burdened for the lost souls of this world and who seeks to carry out the Great Commission by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Job Description:
The Lead Pastor of FBS will serve the Body of Christ through preaching, teaching, and shepherding the church family and surrounding community. The Lead Pastor is a vital part of the leadership at FBS, a primary voice to the congregation, and a mentor and an encourager to the staff.

Key Responsiblities:


  • Affirms and embraces the core beliefs, theology, and principles of First Baptist Spartanburg.
  • Called of God and set apart to the ministry of the Gospel and service to FBS as a Shepherd, Evangelist,
  • Preacher/Teacher, Equipper, and Overseer.
  • A mature Christian man with strong family relationships.
  • To work with the church leadership to ensure there is an adequate evangelistic passion from the congregation.
  •  To promote vibrant discipleship throughout our congregation.
  • Able to lead a church staff by serving with them as part of the team.
  • Able to effectively join the leadership of the church in managing church affairs and casting the future vision and goals of the church.
  •  Possesses a servant’s heart.

Core Qualifications

  • A college degree is required, and an MDIV is preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a full-time associate or senior/lead pastoral ministry and church leadership
  • Satisfies the Biblical qualifications of 1 Peter 5:1-4; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Timothy 3:1-7

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Passionately preach sermons that are spiritually challenging and theologically accurate on a weekly basis
  • Plan Sunday services in coordination with the worship/music ministry
  • Provide leadership and support to the church staff and their ministries through shepherding, mentoring, and encouraging
  • Carry out various pastoral functions such as but not limited to weddings, funerals, marriage counseling
  •  Teach from God’s Word in various settings (pulpit, classroom, one-on-one) in a manner conducive to equipping the saints
  • Act as a lead shepherd to the congregation
  • Continuously pursue a life of spiritual growth and piety through personal devotion and prayer
  • Seek to continue growing on a professional level through regular study of current Christian publications and other forms of academia.

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