We are seeking a pastor to lead, minister to and serve our church. The duties will be typical for a pastor of a small church with only one minister. The search committee must feel the clear leadership of the Holy Spirit to call this pastor. Also, this pastor must convince the committee of his deep-seated and heart-felt calling by God to serve our church. Toward that end, the following is a description of our church:
Cashie Baptist Church is a conservative church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The church was founded in 1770 and historically has been one of the leading churches in the West Chowan Baptist Association in terms of membership, budget and resources.
We draw most of our members from Windsor (population about 2000). Bertie County is very rural with an agricultural economy. Bertie is one of the largest and poorest counties in the state. Opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hunting and fishing are outstanding. The county is surrounded on 3 sides by the Chowan River, the Albemarle Sound and the Roanoke River. Also, our namesake, Cashie River, begins and ends in the county. Windsor is 90 miles from the coast and 45 miles from Greenville and East Carolina University and excellent hospitals.
Cost of living is low compared to more metropolitan areas of the state. In addition to public schools, Lawrence Academy and Bethel Christian Academy are two private schools that offer pre-school through 12th grade.
Our main sanctuary seats about 250 people. This building also contains classrooms and a nursery. A separate building provides additional classrooms, kitchen and eating/meeting area. Our former parsonage serves as a church office and includes 2 meeting/conference rooms.
Our current average attendance at Sunday morning worship is about 75 people.
Part time Staff:
Due to the population trends and economy of the local area, our biggest potential for attracting new members is to reach current long-time residents. There is ample opportunity to reach lost and un-churched people in our community. Our current active membership is probably 2/3 over the age of 55. We are blessed with some vibrant and dedicated young people as well. We housed Baptist relief workers and fed thousands of meals for over a year during the recovery effort from hurricane Matthew in 2016- 2017.
We will offer a relatively comfortable salary to the candidate with whom we match up.
1. Prefer 5 years senior pastor experience
2. At least a seminary degree
3. Sense of humor, encourager, motivator, organizer, unity builder,
4. Excellent preaching and teaching skills
5. A clear & deep-seated sense of God’s calling to serve Cashie Baptist Church
6. Prefer excellent computer technology skills