Hillcrest Baptist Church (HBC), Lebanon, TN, prayerfully under God’s leadership is seeking to call a man to serve as full-time senior pastor. Dr. Glenn Denton has retired after 28 years as Pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Our facility consists of a 1200 seat sanctuary with an educational wing and fellowship-recreational accommodations. It is located on approximately 24 acres. HBC is an established, energetic fellowship whose mission statement is TEACHING—PREACHING—REACHING. Our desire is to see ALL come to the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lord has richly blessed our fellowship with exponential growth through dynamic, spiritual leadership and Christ-centered ministries, ordinances and programs including Sunday School with average attendance 600, Baptisms averaging 70 per year, Pre-school for 5 years and under, Children's Ministry with AWANA and Children’s Church for grades K-6th, Youth for 7th – 12th grades, Adult Ministry from College/Career through Seniors, Vacation Bible School for ages 4 years to 12th grade with 2017 enrollment of 691. Missions include Here I am Ministries, The Real Bible Conference, Youth Summer Missions, Grace Pregnancy Center and others. HBC is a conservative, fundamental congregation who enjoys blended worship services consisting of Southern Gospel music, traditional hymns, and present-day God-honoring music accompanied by a band. Our worship services are Christ-centered and evangelistic. Each service concludes with an invitation to make public decisions as Christ leads. Traditional service times are observed with worship and preaching on Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday night. The Senior Pastor will be responsible for oversight of the entire program and ministry of the Church as described above.
The candidate should be:
Evangelical: Preacher with passion and power, Pastor with compassion
Educated: Bachelors degree in related field minimum
Experienced: 12-15 years with proven track record of growth and unity
Exemplified: Biblical principles honored in family, church, finances and community
Enlightened: Visionary leader able to discern God's plan of growth for HBC