First Baptist Church of Ross is seeking to fill the full time position of Pastor. First Baptist Church of Ross is a Christ-centered, Bible-believing, Southern Baptist church located in Ross Ohio. First Baptist is solidly conservative in its theology and blended in its worship style (hymns + worship songs both old and new). We currently average around 140 in worship with room for growth. Ross Ohio is a rural community located about 8 miles south of Hamilton Ohio and about 5 miles north of Colerain/interstate 275.
The Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ross is to be a man who submits his life to the authority of Gods Word and the example of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. He should be a servant-leader who exemplifies the Christian life, bears the fruit of the spirit, and strives to glorify God in all that he does. He should be the church's leader and example in the proclamation of the gospel through both preaching and personal evangelism. The Pastor will lead the church in spiritual matters and administer the ordinances of the church. He will ensure that First Baptist Church of Ross functions as a new testament church in regards to worship, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and missions. The Pastor must work with the deacons, and other church leadership, in cooperation with the congregation, to fulfill The Great Commission.
The ideal candidate for Pastor at First Baptist Church of Ross should:
1. Meet the qualifications and characteristics of a New Testament Pastor as written in 1st Timothy 3, Titus 1 and 2 Peter.
2. Be in complete agreement with First Baptist Church of Ross doctrinal statement of the Baptist Faith & Message, as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention 2000.
3. Possess a graduate degree (minimum of a Bachelors Degree) from an SBC-affiliated seminary.
4. Be an ordained minister.
5. Have 5 years previous experience in pastoring a church.
6. Adhere to the King James Version Bible
7. Possess solid interpersonal skills and be able to relate to and counsel people of all ages.
8. Have a heart for missions, including support of Cooperative Program giving.
Located in the wonderful country setting of Ross Ohio, just outside of Fairfield and Hamilton. First Baptist of Ross would like to welcome you. We like to think of ourselves as the little church on the corner, with a great big heart for God and seeing people come to have a personal relationship with our savior. You are only a visitor once, and then your family.