Compass Church

Marina Campus Pastor

Salinas (Monterey County),


Why I Love This Opportunity

Chris Lagerlof

Senior Associate

The Marina Campus Pastor will have the opportunity to help lead the Compass Church strategy for winning people to Jesus and being a light in the communities they serve. The right candidate will love this opportunity while serving in one of the fastest-growing and most beautiful cities on the central coast of California.

About This Organization

Compass Church was founded in 1869 as a Presbyterian church. For most of their 150+ year history, they were called The First Presbyterian Church of Salinas.

In the last decade, the congregation decided to move away from the PCUSA denomination and become aligned with the ECO Presbyterian denomination. That is also when the church name was changed to Compass Church.

Compass is intentionally evangelistic at its core. Hundreds of people come to faith in Jesus each year through the work and efforts of the Compass congregation.

Five years ago, the church opened its first satellite campus in Marina, one of the fastest-growing towns on the central coast. Compass has always been passionate about presenting God’s word in today’s world.

Compass is a unique church diverse in both age and ethnic diversity.

In the last few years, 435 people have become Christians at Compass, almost 200 last year alone. More than 60% of new members are either by conversion or reaffirmation of faith.

Compass Church’s strategy for winning people’s allegiance to Jesus is working — being a lighthouse in their communities, with people driving as far as 60 miles to worship.

Position Description

The Campus Pastor at Compass Church Marina Campus is a high-capacity leader who can gather and empower people, build teams, and develop leaders. Under the leadership of the Lead Pastor, they will offer pastoral leadership to the congregation and community and ensure the church’s vision, values, culture, and systems are being reproduced effectively and healthily.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight to consistently excellent worship services.
  • Volunteer training and development.
  • Develop volunteer leaders.
  • Model and reproduce the culture and values of Compass Church.
  • Provide opportunities for engagement through clear Next Steps, LifeGroups, and Serving.
  • Provide Pastoral care to the members of the campus & community.
  • Oversee outreach opportunities to the local community.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Activator: Self-starter who not only gets things done but makes things happen.
  • Culture Carrier: Carries and spreads the DNA/culture of the church.
  • Multi-Tasker: Likes juggling many things at the same time.
  • Influencer: Loves people, and people love to be around them. Their strong character and spiritual passion attract people and lead them to Jesus.
  • Developer: They attract people and help them grow. From becoming contributors to becoming leaders, they equip people to do ministry.
  • Effective Communicator: Inspiring & life-giving communicator in large and small environments.
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