Southern Baptist Convention

Forest Park Baptist Church, Joplin MO, is a multi-site church looking for a student pastor to lead the student ministry on our largest campus as well as serve as central team leader for the student ministers on our other two campuses. Our student ministry provides relevant outreach and discipleship opportunities through Unite (student worship), student LifeGroups, and student Awana. Our goal is to lead students to faith and equip them for a life of successful discipleship.

Forest Park is making a lasting difference in our community and around the world by leading people to take their next step toward God. If this position sounds like you, keep reading for details.

You are:
-A leader with a proven track record of producing spiritual and numerical growth who strongly supports our core values of evangelism, grace, sacrifice, simplicity, excellence, innovation, and unity.
-Passionate about helping students take their next step toward God.
-Able to build teams that inspire volunteers to serve
-Driven to reach students who don't know Christ.
-An advocate for equipping parents to lead their child's spiritual development
-A strong communicator who listens well
-A proven project manager with strong attention to details and administrative skills
-A team player and team builder who focuses on the good of the entire church

You will:
-Grow campus attendance by creating irresistible environments and implementing a strategy that draws families into the church through ministry
-Lead and develop teams of volunteers so that they operate in their strengths and serve effectively.
-Minister to families and aid in connecting what happens on the weekend with what happens at home
-Be an example of personal integrity, discipleship, and evangelism


Applicants must have a college degree and a minimum of five years of experience in student ministry. Send resume by email to


Dr. John Swadley

Forest Park Baptist Church

725 S Highview Ave
Joplin, MO 64801-5538
(417) 623-4606