Glendale Baptist Church is a traditional, conservative Southern Baptist church in Kentucky. We are prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, lead this body with Biblical vision, encourage evangelism locally and abroad, and compassionately care for those in need in our church and in our community.
We are a small, multi-generational congregation with a rich spiritual heritage and strong impact on our community for over 60 years. Glendale has had the blessing and joy of a long-term pastor, Dr. Richard P. Oldham, who served for over 55 years. His investment in our church is not only long-lasting, but also far-reaching. Under his leadership, our church ministered to countless young people, encouraging them to seek God’s best for their lives. More than 250 men and women have gone out from our church into full-time Christian service in the pastorate, education, missions, and in ministries all over the world. Many of these “Swordsmen” have and continue to serve in our convention at both the state and national levels, such as Mike Routt, Kevin Hamm, Sing Oldham, Bill Rickets, and Barry Fields. These are our children in the faith, and we are longing to see the Lord continue to “call out the called” from this place!
The people of Glendale serve out of a new building that also houses one of our big ministries, the Anchored Christian School. This property includes 16 acres in the prime location of our county’s next 20 year growth. In the last 40 plus years, our school has graduated 250 young people. At this present time, our student body consists of just over 100 students, grades PreK-12th. Its mission is to produce men and women who are academically sound, patriotic, and so Christ-centered in their lifestyle and worldview that they will discover and do God’s will for their lives.
Our church is located in the heart of Bowling Green, the fastest growing city in Kentucky. Our city was recently named the best place to live in Kentucky by Money Magazine, specifically citing its character, affordability, safety, convenience, and strong economy.
As the body of Christ, we are committed to the purposes of evangelism, discipleship, worship, fellowship, and service. Missions is our heart beat, and we are always looking for impactful opportunities to share Jesus with the lost around us. In addition to our regular Sunday morning services, we also offer Sunday School for all ages, a Sunday evening service, and a Wednesday evening prayer meeting.
If you would sense God’s calling after prayerful consideration, you may submit your resume, responses to the supplemental questions listed below, and a list of 3 references. Responses may be sent to either of our mailing or email addresses listed below. Please note that we are seeking a pastor who personally follows Jesus Christ, loves God’s Word, and observes the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.
GBC Pastor Search Committee
C/O Chris Mansfield
1807 Cave Mill Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42104
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: On a separate sheet please include detailed responses to these questions when you submit your resume.
What is your salvation testimony and how is Christ working in your life today?
Why are you a pastor?
How will you lead us to reach our community for Christ?
Is there anything more you would like to tell us?
•Embrace and demonstrate the biblical qualifications in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9
•Must believe in the inerrancy of the scriptures
•Must have pastoral or other church leadership experience
•Bachelor’s & Baptist Seminary degree preferred
•Baptized, licensed, and ordained