Southern Baptist Convention

Principal Function

Tharptown Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist church with an average weekly attendance of 150–200 people, located 5 miles east of Russellville, AL (population 10,000). We are seeking a full-time student minister that will be responsible for the discipleship/evangelism of students 7–12 grade.

Lead the Church and students in prioritizing community mission/evangelism opportunities.
Enlist and train all department directors in the youth division; assist in enlisting and training teachers.
Advise in the use of ministry materials, equipment, supplies and space for youth groups in all church ministry organizations.
Maintain an active ministry of personal witnessing and ministry.
Promote a regular ministry of outreach for the youth in cooperation with the church’s plan of outreach.
Plan and coordinate the youth to participate in Student/Parent trips, seasonal retreats and annual Student Conferences.
Provide appropriate activities and training for parents of youth.
Prepare an annual budget for needs of the youth division for recommendation to the Stewardship Committee; administer the approval budget.
Keep informed on the latest materials and methods related to youth ministry.
Coordinate Sunday School for students by finding and training adults who will teach students.
Provide weekly student worship times involving sound, biblical teaching.
Monthly meeting with students and parents to inform them on activities and opportunities for ministry.
Fill the pulpit in the absence or recommendation of the Senior Pastor.
Conduct funeral services and wedding ceremonies as requested, subject to the Senior Pastors direction.
Assist the Senior Pastor in visiting, counseling and other ministry activities as deemed necessary.
Participate in weekly staff meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, starting at $37,500.

Please submit resumes to



3 years of experience is preferred
Strong leadership and communication skills


Neil Rogers
(256) 332-0063


5140 Highway 48
Russellville, AL 35654-9214
(256) 332-0063