Southern Baptist Convention

We are in phase II of replant / revitalization.
At the beginning of 2015 average worship attendance was 15, and we offered 1 Sunday school class.
As of March, 2018, average worship attendance is over 100, and we offer 7 small group opportunities.
Each year we have baptized 15+ individuals, and continue to see revival!
We are a YOUNG church seeking a young pastor with a heart for replanting and revitalization to lead our church towards continued sustainability and relevance in our community.
Although we are conservative theologically, we are progressive in our approach to "church". We do not consider our church environment to be typical or traditional.
We realize that our salary package is insufficient for supporting a family, therefor, we have bi-vocational job prospects lined up that await our next pastor. We will do EVERYTHING possible to ensure our next pastor is financially supported. Additionally, with continued growth and discipleship, we expect this position to soon turn into a full-time position. Recent trends show this to soon be a possibility.


-> Must be devoted to Biblical inerrancy and authority, as well as expository preaching.
-> Must adhere to Baptist Faith & Message, 2000.
-> Must have a heart for the lost, and be devoted to evangelism and missions. (We are a VERY evangelical and mission-oriented church.)
-> Must be PROFICIENT in working with youth. (Between 30-40 of our members are under 18 years old; a large part of the job will be working with, training, and discipling young men and women.)
-> Must be willing to commit to active involvement with our local DuQuoin Ministerial Alliance, Nine Mile Baptist Association, Illinois Baptist State Association, and Southern Baptist Convention.
-> Prefer a younger pastor.
-> Education and experience are not required - though helpful. We are more concerned with the following question: "when was the last time you shared the gospel with someone?", as well as the aforementioned things, than with education. (Though, again, education is helpful. We will work with you on that.)

If you prayerfully feel led to apply, please submit the following to either or
-> Cover letter
-> Resume with three references
-> Audio or video link to a sermon you delivered live

Please direct questions about this search to the following:
David McIntire
Search Committee Chair
(618) 542-8484

Erin Holmes
Clerk / Secretary
(618) 318-6591


David McIntire
(618) 542-8484

Sunfield Baptist Church

3203 US Rte 51
Du Quoin, IL 62832
(618) 542-8859

The little church with a big heart... Where Jesus is Lord!!