Senior Pastor

Grandville Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor who:

• Has a joyous vibrant faith, striving for Christ-likeness and Kingdom living as laid out in Matthew 5 through 7.
• Is a dynamic preacher, faithfully relating God’s Word, applying it in concrete ways to current culture, using illustrations from his own life experiences and interactions outside the congregation.
• Is gifted in and enjoys interacting with and relating to others.
• Has a vision for leading intergenerational ministry with demonstrated passion for ensuring ministry to children, youth, and adults.
• Will partner in ministry with staff, lay leaders, and other members of the church family.
• Will collaboratively lead the church toward a discipleship model that grows believers in Christlikeness, actively seeks opportunities to reach the local community with the gospel and strives to create an atmosphere that focuses on worship and celebration of our salvation.


Grandville Baptist Church is a caring congregation blessed with ample property and a solid church building constructed in the late-1960s that is located in a suburb of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The church mission, Knowing Jesus and making him known, is the key to creating a church that is seen as a light for Christ in our community. Our vision statement, An intergenerational authentic community learning and living the Gospel of Jesus for the sake of others and the glory of God, is what we aspire to be as a church body.


Considered by many as an ideal area in which to raise a family, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area is blessed with stable local governments, has excellent arts and cultural events and activities, boasts a number of minor league sports teams, has wonderful parks, is minutes from rural areas and Lake Michigan, is home to a number of university and college campuses, has growing diversity, and enjoys a rich but dissipating Christian heritage. The City of Grandville is served by excellent public and Christian schools, a regional shopping mall, many other shopping opportunities, periodic farmers’ markets, many
restaurants, and a variety of housing with homes built in the early 1900s to homes, condos and
apartments under construction.

A position description and church profile are below:

Senior Pastor Job Description

Church Profile

Anyone desiring to engage in further exploration toward determining whether God may be calling him
to this position is invited to provide the following information. If sent by U.S. Mail it should addressed
to: “Pastoral Search Committee” at the street address provided above. If sent by e-mail, it should be
sent to:

Information to be provided:

1. Name, home address, telephone number for contact, and e-mail address for contact.
2. Educational background including college(s) attended, date(s) of graduation, degree(s) attained, major area(s) of study and any post-graduate studies.
3. Current employment information including name(s) of employer(s), position(s) held, length of employment.
4. A list of previous employment, including the name(s) of employer(s), position(s) held, date(s) of employment, and reasons for leaving that employment.
5. Date of ordination. If not ordained, explain why not and any plans for ordination.
6. List of ministries in which you have been engaged and the roles you served in those ministries.
7. If married, date of marriage and wife’s name. Ages and names of children.
8. Current church affiliation including name, street and web address, and any denominational or associational affiliation of the church.
9. A written explanation of your salvation experience.
10. A written summary of your call to pastoral ministry.
11. A written explanation of why you are interested in further exploring this position.
12. A written explanation of your philosophy of and approach to ministry
13. A written statement with information about you and your family that will assist us in getting to know about you and what motivates you.
14. A CD, flash drive, or other electronic version of, or a link to your best sermon and to the most recent sermon you preached. If your sermons are written, a printed, MS Word, or PDF copy of the sermon.
15. If you know persons attending Grandville Baptist Church, please identify them.
16. List any persons we can contact who know you and your ministry. If, due to concerns about confidentiality you prefer that we not contact those persons without further communication with you, please indicate that and we will refrain from doing so.


Congregation Size: 
100 - 250

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How to Apply: 
Submit resume and additional requested information to: