Southern Baptist Convention

Established in 1932, Youmans Chapel Baptist Church (YCBC) has grown and flourished as a Lighthouse to a Lost World. During the first year, 57 people were saved. From a modest church built for $330, YCBC has been blessed with new facilities and moved into a new sanctuary in 1997 with no outstanding debt "So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that waterth; but God that giveth the increase." 1 Corinthians 3:7

YCBC is known as a lighthouse at the crossroads and is a small multigenerational Southern Baptist Convention congregation that is conservative in doctrine and worship, but is liberal in love and giving.

The next pastor of YCBC will be walking into a field white with incredible opportunities and will be leading the congregation into the next exciting season that God has in store. We are seeking an experienced Godly leader who is a dynamic preacher of God's word that is exhibited through the power of the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ and who has a heart for the lost.

The pastor will lead out of a shepherd's heart and a love for God, the church, the community and the people who call Youmans Chapel their home. He will be a strategic and visionary leader that works collaboratively with the department leaders and congregation to live out the mission of loving God and one another and sharing Jesus with the world.


The candidate should be an ordained SBC pastor who at a minimum has a high school diploma or equivalent but a bachelor's degree from an accredited seminary is preferred.

Experience and Skills:
Five years or more of church leadership as a Pastor with preaching responsibilities.

Gifted preaching grounded in the truth of God's Word and, therefore, claiming it as the authority for faith, service, and living.

Ability to connect with mature believers as well as new believers through practical, relevant biblical preaching and teaching.

Relational leadership with the personality, passion, and energy to invest in the lives of staff, lay leaders, church members, and the community.

Desire to see the Gospel shared with the lost and the ability to disciple others to do the same.

Heart and experience with multigenerational ministry.

Applicants should send a cover letter and recent resume by email to or send by mail to Pastor Search Committee, Youmans Chapel Baptist Church, 3497 Dean Still Road, Blackshear, GA 31516.

If possible, please include links to online sermons.


Kay Phillips
(912) 550-3114

Youmans Chapel Baptist Church

3497 Dean Still Rd
Blackshear, GA 31516-5317
(912) 449-4279