Southern Baptist Convention

First Southern Baptist Church Scottsdale
Pastor Profile

But you, man of God, . . . pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:11-12

The Senior Pastor of First Southern Baptist Church Scottsdale (FSBCS) will evidence the characteristics outlined in the Scripture for a Christian leader. His gifts will include leadership, proclamation, and encouragement – he will have a great heart for God and for people. He will be a man of vision, with strengths in motivating others to follow God’s leadership. He will be a persuasive communicator of the gospel message of redemption and growth with depth, understanding, and authority. He will be comfortable leading in a variety of worship styles. He will demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to others with an open and caring spirit.

Interested individuals should submit a resume with references to


The pastor will supervise the staff, evaluate their work, and administer the program of the church. He will give leadership in developing and recommending strategic goals and actions that address the needs of the church and community. His style of leadership shall be characterized more by influence and persuasion than by control and coercion.

Additionally, he will provide encouragement and guidance for church leaders and committees in planning, coordinating, and evaluating the activities of the church. He should be knowledgeable of all aspects of the church’s life. He will visit and counsel with church members to provide encouragement and support during times of special need. He should be warm, outgoing, friendly, and approachable; able to relate to all age groups, and minister to every person in the congregation.

The pastor’s theology will be inclusive in spirit and consistent with traditional Baptist beliefs, including the primacy of scriptures, the dignity and worth of every person, the priesthood of the believer, freedom of conscience, and the autonomy of the local church. Although he will recognize the heritage of FSBCS: he will also embrace diversity and seek out ways to create an open and hospitable atmosphere for seekers who are unfamiliar with church traditions.

Previous experience in successfully leading and growing a moderately sized church will be weighed heavily in our choice of a Senior Pastor.

Interested individuals should submit a resume with references to


Bill Bagwell

First Southern Baptist Church Scottsdale

5230 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 949-0901

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