Lighthouse Christian Church

Lead Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Todd Clark

Senior Associate

The Lead Pastor role at Lighthouse Christian Church presents an incredible opportunity for the right senior leader to love and lead people for many decades. This is one of those rare and much sought-after Southern California leadership roles that rarely come open!

About This Organization

Lighthouse Christian Church is known for its long tradition of being a light in the Oceanside community. Lighthouse Christian Church is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational congregation that seeks ways to serve the community and connect with those looking for a family of believers to share life with.

This church has a unique blend of traditional and contemporary in its weekly gatherings and in the people who attend.

This church is continually encouraged by what God is doing through them in their community. They are excited about the opportunities for the next team player to continue building a ministry for the Worship area.

A good foundation is in place, with great volunteers ready for a leader to cast a vision and walk with them as they follow Jesus.

Position Description

Purpose of Position:
To work with the Elder team to promote and administer Lighthouse Christian Church’s total program for qualitative and quantitative growth. The Minister will work closely with the Elder team, Staff, Deacons, ministry team leaders, and volunteers to achieve the results we desire in common.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and preach inspiring, biblically sound sermons weekly designed to help people grow in their Christian faith and practice, and coordinate the scheduling of others invited to fill the pulpit as appropriate.
  • Supervise Staff, including recommending hiring, scheduling, assigning work, reviewing performance, and recommending compensation increases, promotions, transfers, demotions, or terminations.
  • Manage Deacons, Ministry team leaders, other volunteers, and their programs and budgets directly or through their appointed supervisors.
  • Engage in pastoral functions such as but not limited to teaching, weddings, funerals, counseling, hospital calls, etc. Lead and equip others engaged in such pastoral duties.
  • Lead church leaders in setting goals and planning strategies to accomplish the church’s mission: To know Christ and make him known, and in casting vision to accomplish those goals.
  • Serve as an Elder of Lighthouse Christian Church and report monthly in writing to the Elder team.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:


  • A baptized follower of Jesus.
  • Called by God for the ministry of the Gospel.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in ministry from a Christian college or seminary is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in leadership in full-time ministry.
  • Satisfies the Biblical qualifications for Elders and overseers from 1 Peter 5:1-4, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Timothy 3:1-7.
  • Committed to the mission and core beliefs of Lighthouse Christian Church and the Restoration Movement.
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