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Calvary Baptist Church

Senior Pastor

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Denomination: Southern Baptist Convention

Weekly Attendance: 2,200

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The role: Calvary Baptist Church of Winston-Salem is seeking a Senior Pastor who is a spiritually mature leader, loving shepherd, effective preacher/teacher, and faithful equipper who has a dynamic and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Meet Calvary Baptist Church

Our mission: Connecting People to Christ and Community 

When a community of ordinary people come together to worship an extraordinary God, we find acceptance, peace and hope. Although we have diverse backgrounds and life experiences, we are connected by a common love for Jesus. Together, through Christ, we are drawn together and launched out to a broken world. 

Calvary Baptist Church of Winston-Salem NC and the surrounding Triad area, is a fellowship of believers whose history is 100 years old, and whose future is unlimited. This story continues to be told by generations past and present, and by God’s grace and provision, will continue into the next generations. It is one of God’s many “cities on a hill” that shines into Forsyth and Davie counties, and into the fields white with harvest around the world. 

Known for decades as an innovator in the Southern Baptist Convention, Calvary’s hunger to reach the lost has produced a ministry that includes three campuses in the Winston-Salem area, and whose missions reach quite literally across the globe. Calvary began as a small downtown church in 1919 and relocated to its current location in 1964. In 2009, Calvary expanded westward with a second campus and in 2010 into the inner-city with a Hispanic campus. Calvary is one church family meeting in different locations.

Calvary is biblically conservative, and deeply rooted in the Word of God, expositional teaching, and life application. We emphasize evangelism, missions and discipleship. We are multigenerational and worship in various styles. We eagerly anticipate great years ahead as we serve a rapidly changing community and world, in fresh, and creative ways, proclaiming the unchanging truth of a loving and merciful God. 

About the Senior Pastor

Calvary Baptist Church of Winston-Salem is seeking a Senior Pastor who is a spiritually mature leader, loving shepherd, effective preacher/teacher, and faithful equipper who has a dynamic and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. The ideal candidate must be a highly relational individual and a visionary leader. He will have proven leadership skills in change management, vision casting, shepherding skills, and the ability to lead, mentor, and guide church staff members to greater effectiveness.

The Senior Pastor will be a gifted and skilled communicator and have the ability to effectively and powerfully preach the Word of God through solid, biblically based teaching and preaching. 


The Senior Pastor Goals and Expectations: 

  • The Senior Pastor and his family will develop a love for the people of Calvary and the Winston-Salem Community as they become assimilated with the area.

  • He will relationally connect with the church staff, leadership, and the congregation through being personable, approachable and genuine.

  • He will faithfully feed the people of Calvary with the Word of God through relatable messages/teaching that challenge/encourage the congregation to live on mission with God.

  • There will be continually growing spiritual health (unity/trust/maturity) within Calvary.

  • His burden/compassion for the lost will compel him to lead the congregation and staff to share the gospel.

  • The church ministry staff and Senior Pastor will be unified in their vision and mission.  


What you bring: 

Education & Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree, not necessarily in a related field. A Master of Divinity or comparable graduate degree from an accredited conservative, evangelical, theological seminary or its equivalent is required.

  • He will have seven or more years of pastoral experience in a local church as a Senior Pastor, Associate, or Campus Pastor, with increasing responsibility. 

  • Experience and knowledge of multi-staff, multi-generational and multi-campus ministries. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Serve as a humble servant leader and man of integrity.

  • Be an example of Christlikeness both in the church and the community.

  • Demonstrate a deep and increasing love for God and walk with Christ.

  • Be personable, approachable, and hospitable.

  • Have a shepherd’s heart and love people.

  • Demonstrate high emotional intelligence and value relationships over the business of the church.

  • Be a disciple maker that leads by example and passion.

  • Demonstrate the ability to creatively and passionately communicate God’s Word.

Principal Duties

  • Leads and oversees the spiritual welfare of the congregation.

  • Gives oversight to all worship and public services of the church.

  • Proclaims the Gospel to the church, the community and the world.

  • Commits to a model of sustainable spiritual leadership by spending dedicated time in devoted study and refreshment.

  • Recommends and advises on the selection of all staff members and the determination of their duties.

  • Counsels and assists in the training of Deacons and the execution of their responsibilities.

Position Requirements

  • Expository style that includes application relevant to today’s life and needs of our community.

  • Reasonable administrative skills.

  • Good recruitment and leadership skills.

  • General people and relational skills.

  • Familiarity and experience with a variety of discipleship and evangelistic methods & structures.

  • A proven track record in terms of project completion and fulfillment.

  • An understanding of basic church organization and the capacity to plan, prepare and lead under reasonable budgetary expectations.

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What it's like to live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina: 

Winston-Salem, the fifth largest city in North Carolina, is a rare combination of big-city culture and small-town charm. It boasts a rich history, thriving arts scene, and an abundance of mouthwatering southern cuisine. U. S. News and World Report ranked Winston Salem #37 out of 100 metro areas in the U S based on quality of life and job market. It is home to six colleges and universities. A leader in nanotechnology research, finance, and manufacturing, the city continues to build a diverse business base. In addition, Winston-Salem offers full enjoyment of all the four seasons, with moderate temperatures throughout the winter season. As the creator of the first arts council in the United States, it is known as the City of the Arts and Innovation, a title it maintains because of the variety of theaters and galleries in the area. The area boasts a multitude of family-friendly parks, outdoor activities, and large variety of museums. Winston-Salem is a city on an upward trajectory that still maintains its Southern roots and values. https://www.visitwinstonsalem.com

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