Coastal Community Church

Lead Pastor

Virginia Beach,


Why I Love This Opportunity

Todd Clark

Senior Associate

This Lead Pastor role at Coastal Community Church is a great opportunity for the right leader to join a healthy, thriving, dynamic, diverse church in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

About This Organization

Coastal Community Church was started in 1999 by Dr. Hank Brooks and his wife, Donna. The church began in the Brooks’ living room with five families– and spent the next 15 years as a mobile church. The heartbeat for starting Coastal was to do church differently, to reach people who didn’t know or didn’t remember that they were loved by Jesus.

The church has grown to around 1100 in the past 20 years as we’ve focused on welcoming people, helping them meet Jesus, and growing closer to him. There have been a lot of growing pains through the years, as with most churches, but through it all, we’ve managed to keep our sense of humor, our passion for growing God’s kingdom, and impacting this world.

In 2005, Coastal had the opportunity to go multisite, and that leap of faith is what God used to help us buy the land and build the church building we use today. We’ve strategically stepped back to one campus so that we can get ready to launch more campuses in the near future. We are multisite at heart, with a desire to see more people connect with Jesus.

Position Description

The Lead Pastor at Coastal Community Church is “primarily responsible for the spiritual life of the church. This includes leading the church to fulfill its mission: “To make more and better followers of Christ and Christ-following churches.”


Key Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Vision Casting: Hear from God and communicate His vision in such a way that people understand it and are galvanized to follow. (15% of Contribution)
  • Teaching: Ensure the congregation has a healthy appetite for God’s Word, is taught an orthodox interpretation, and consistently builds their lives on it. (35% of Contribution)
  • Leadership Development: Create an atmosphere where leaders are regularly being identified, equipped, and deployed. (15% of Contribution)
  • Team Health and Competency: Model servant leadership while shepherding the two leadership arms of the church (Staff and Elders). (20% of Contribution)


What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Experience – A Campus or Associate Pastor and ideally have experience in a Lead Pastor role.
  • Education – Minimum Biblical undergraduate; Post graduate degree (MDiv or DMin)
  • Values a diverse church and will work to ensure it stays inclusive of all races.
  • Aligned with Coastal’s Beliefs Statement, including accepting Women in ministry (Egalitarian)
  • Highly values a diverse church
  • Prefer a multi-site preference for ministry

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