Southern Baptist Convention

Bellevue Baptist Church is an autonomous church working in partnership with the Etowah Baptist Association and with the cooperating churches of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and the Southern Baptist Convention.
Pastoral Qualifications
The Senior Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church:
• Is a man of high character, integrity, and honesty.
• Has a devout personal faith and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
• Is ordained, with a Southern Baptist seminary degree preferred.
• Has pastoral experience (Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, etc.).
*NOTE: Experience as a Southern Baptist Senior Pastor is desired, but not necessary.
• Is a team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Exhibits doctrinally sound preaching, discipleship of others, and is mission-minded with a shepherd’s heart.
• Has proven leadership and administration skills.


Pastoral Responsibilities
The Senior Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church will:
• Plan and conduct worship services, develop sermons, work with the music leadership, and lead in the observance of ordinances.
• Lead and demonstrate to the congregation effective ways to witness and win the lost to Christ to fulfill the Great Commission with vision, purpose, and priority.
• Along with other staff members and deacons, visit and minister to members and prospective members in homes, nursing care facilities, and hospitals.
• Perform wedding ceremonies and conduct funeral services.
• Provide personal, pre-marital; marital, crisis, and conflict resolution counseling in a safe and non-intimate setting, being aware of his limitations and referring to professionals when necessary.
• Serve as administrator of the paid church staff.
• Act as a moderator in church business conferences.
• Oversee, along with deacons, all church discipline matters and the management of conflict issues within the church.
• Adhere to the Bellevue Baptist Church Constitution and By-Laws and the “Baptist Faith and Message” (2000).
• Maintain priorities with God, the church, and home.
• Serve under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and communication with the deacons, who also serve the congregation.
• Direct the orientation and assimilation of new members into the life of the congregation.
• Work with the church staff, Men’s Ministry, and the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) to ensure that the church is provided with opportunities to be involved in hands-on service within our church and the community.
• Encourage the congregation to give time, talents, and financial resources in service to God.
Working Conditions
• The position of Senior Pastor requires flexibility in hours available for work, including evenings and weekends. The Pastor is expected to be in the church office four days during the traditional workweek unless he is required to be out of the office to meet his responsibilities directly related to the church. In any event, he should be in the office for enough time to permit accessibility to members of the congregation and to permit efficient administration and regular communication with members of the church staff.

• The Senior Pastor must reside in the community primarily served by the church.


Susan Sauls
(256) 547-4902


150 Noccalula Dr
Gadsden, AL 35904-3419
(256) 547-4902