Silicon Valley Christian Assembly

English Ministry Pastor

Santa Clara (San Jose),


Why I Love This Opportunity

Chris Lagerlof

Senior Associate

I’m excited to partner with Silicon Valley Christian Assembly to help them find a relational and energetic English Ministry Pastor. SVCA is an exciting, fun, and dynamic church looking for a relational leader with visionary capacity and an entrepreneurial spirit to lead its current English Speaking ministry and community into the preferable future.

About This Organization

Silicon Valley Christian Assembly (SVCA) is a multi-generational, family-oriented church with rich and active ministries within its local and global community. SVCA conducts separate worship services in English and Mandarin and is known for its steadfast commitment to God’s Word and solid Biblical teaching.

The church was officially established in 1993. The members are mainly Chinese-speaking first-generation immigrants and English-speaking second-generation immigrants. SVCA knows that God’s eternal purpose is to be accomplished through Christ and the church. Therefore, “Christ and the Church” has also become the main focus for all their gatherings. Christ is the center, and the church is His testimony and expression.

In addition to establishing a church in Silicon Valley, they have also established the “Cedar Training Center” to serve many members at home and abroad with multimedia online training courses. In particular, their online ministry has served Christians in nearly 20 countries, with 80% of their students from China. SVCA sincerely hopes that God can use our church to shine for the Lord in this age, reveal His full grace, and inspire saints who love the Lord everywhere.

Position Description

The Pastor of the English Ministry will provide oversight and leadership to the English-speaking congregation at SVCA. The pastor will need to create a renewed and innovative way to draw and equip families and individuals on how to grow spiritually and remain Christ-centered. They will also need to be biblically relational and passionate to reach the unchurched and get them connected to the church family. This role will equip and oversee the volunteers that serve in EM (English Ministry) and co-minister with Elders, Deacons, and other pastoral staff of SVCA. The English Ministry Pastor will also provide leadership and oversight to the family ministry, young adults/singles ministry, and college ministry.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Shepherd the English Ministry congregation and provide pastoral care in line with SVCA’s overall direction. The English Ministry comprises family ministry, young adults/singles ministry, and college ministry.
  • Nourish the English Ministry congregation through engaging, biblical, and Christ-centered sermons/teachings, which lead them into spiritual transformation.
  • Help lead and coordinate all English Ministry activities, including but not limited to prayer meetings, Sunday School classes, small group bible study, retreats, and special meetings.
  • Disciple ministry leaders, in addition to identifying, developing, and establishing co-workers and teams within the English ministry to meet the growing needs of the ministry.
  • Oversee and support all English ministry teams, including but not limited to small group fellowship, outreach, caring, retreats, special meetings, mission trips, A/V, website, etc.
  • Initiate and support the Senior Pastor in the overall vision casting and leadership of the church’s teaching and weekend service planning, design, and execution.
  • Work with the Senior Pastor and English Ministry leaders to establish direction and strategies for growth in line with SVCA’s overall direction and develop goals and objectives for the ministry areas aligned with the strategic plan.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • A growing relationship with Jesus
  • A relational leader who loves to engage people in ministry
  • Someone who can build ministry and leaders
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to lead staff through strategy and execution
  • A heart and passion for the Bay Area and the next generation
  • Experience in a multicultural and diverse church and/or setting
Salary Range:

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