Southern Baptist Convention

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1) General Information
Bi-vocational (parsonage included)
In order to minister effectively in the region, it is expected that the pastor will live in the Florien area upon appointment
2) Qualifications – In addition to meeting the Biblical requirements for the office of elder/pastor (1 Tim 3:1–7; Titus 1:5–9), the pastor must:
be a mature and growing Christian, maintaining a strong personal relationship with God through spiritual disciplines and exemplary personal, marital, and family relationships (if applicable)
possess a sound knowledge of Scripture and ability to interpret, proclaim, and apply it accurately
exhibit a sincere love for others and a passion for reaching unbelievers
agree with FBC’s statement of faith and distinctive vision, desiring to lead FBC towards continued health and revitalization
3) Responsibilities – The pastor’s role will be specifically focused on:
teaching/preaching and planning/executing weekly worship services
leading as a Christ-like servant in the oversight of the church’s direction, budget, and alignment of its various ministries with the overarching vision of the church
developing strategies for the church to engage and evangelize the community
regular pastoral care (e.g. visitation, prayer, follow-up with visitors, etc.)
officiation of funerals or weddings
emphasizing the mandate of the Great Commission to make disciples both locally and globally
moderating in business meetings and serving as an ex officio member of all committees
serving as chief administrator of paid church staff


Pastor Search Committee
(318) 586-3328

First Baptist Church

125 E Port Arthur Ave
Florien, LA 71429-2538
(318) 586-3328