Rhema Christian Center

Senior Pastor



Why I Love This Opportunity

Darrell Hammond


The Senior Pastor and Board of Directors have been prayerful, thoughtful, and strategic as they prepare for their founding pastor of 41 years to retire from his senior pastor role. The Slingshot Group often spends countless hours coaching church leaders on what succession is and helps them think about what succession option might be best for them. Leaders at Rhema have been processing this for the past three years and are ready to help find the next leader(s) who will replace their beloved and highly respected founder.

Like many churches around the country/world, changes have occurred to how ministry is conducted and delivered since COVID. RCC is no exception. However, they took advantage of every opportunity that COVID presented to upgrade their facilities in preparation for the next chapter of the ministry.

About This Organization

We were founded with a core group of people over 40 years ago; RCC has become a church/ministry known for its community involvement, outreach, and broad-based culture. We do not attach ourselves to things that do not represent Christ. Our ministry sees itself as a sacred space. We hold a strong scriptural view of marriage and gender and appreciate a structured teaching methodology.

Also known for the practical teaching and personal application of God’s Word, Rhema’s Spirit-filled members give God the glory for its growth and impact and its significant influences on local, national, and global churches/ministries. The church is also well known for community service in the area of justice. We enjoy one another, laugh easily, and believe family is important.

Position Description

Academic/Seminary training, degree/diploma, or equivalent experience

5-7 years of proven senior leadership experience delivering methodological preaching/teaching and supervising/managing staff and volunteers

Proven ability to relate to multiple generations


Key Responsibilities:

The next Senior Pastor will be responsible for (in order of priority)

  • Worship and Preaching, Pastoral Care, Leadership (staff, congregational guidance, conflict resolution, promoting mission, vision, and values), Evangelism, Community/Outreach Development, Education, and Organization/Administration.
  • Staff is made up of the following teams: Administrative, Financial, Operations, Facilities, Media, Youth and Children Ministry team members. Unpaid staff/volunteers also help keep the ministries running smoothly.


What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Preacher/Teacher of the Word. A student of The Word – Grounded in scripture – Evidence of a learning spirit
  • Demonstrates spiritual maturity
  • Impeccable character and interpersonal chemistry, accessible, approachable, family-oriented, relational, open-minded, flexible, and balanced. Life and Ministry Grounded in God’s Word
  • Genuine love for people, collaboration, and a commitment to the vision and mission of RCC
  • Able to relate to multiple generations. Alpha. Millennial. Gen Z. while respecting senior saints
  • Exceptional communication, pastoral/ministry competencies
  • 5-7 years of proven supervisory, management, staff, and organizational leadership experience in ministry and involved in grassroots issues in the community
  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, i.e., Some academic and/or pastoral training. A proven life-long learner
  • Successful fiscal/budget management knowledge. Consistent history of personal stewardship/budget management
  • Ability to thrive in an operation where planning, communication, resilience, flexibility, adaptability, delegation, and accountability are constantly called upon
  • Preferred: Served as a senior pastor or second chair pastor/leader in a ministry of a similar size. Having attended seminary is beneficial.
  • The position is open to a man, woman, or a married couple

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