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Centennial Road Church

Lead Pastor

Lyn, Ontario



Denomination: Wesleyan

Weekly Attendance: 500

Location: Brockville, Ontario

The role: The Lead Pastor of Centennial Road Church will provide spiritual leadership by preaching the gospel and communicating the primary vision for the church while leading the staff by example spiritually, personally, and professionally.

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Meet Centennial Road Church

C-Road is a vibrant, growing Church located near the Canada/US border in eastern Ontario. The church has a rich history, first as the flagship Church of The Standard Church of America then as a lead church within the Central Canada District of the Wesleyan Church following their 2003 merger. C-Road is both stable and innovative. The church is presently searching for only her third pastor in the past fifty years.

Using the analogy of the early church: 

  • C-Road is a force being used by God in her “Jerusalem”. The church has a modern ministry complex, including a 900 person sanctuary, district offices, a gymnasium, and training facilities which are continually being utilized in fresh, creative ways to reach people for Christ. As an example the church is presently renovating the children’s wing to include the largest indoor play structure in the city. 

  • C-Road is a force being used by God in her “Judea”. As an example the church is presently partnering with another Wesleyan church to plant a new church in the fast-growing community of Amherstview, Ontario. 

  • C-Road is a force being used by God in the uttermost parts of the world. As an example the church sent, and is the primary sponsoring church of missionary Joe Ocran. Joe initially planted one church in Ghana, Africa. That seed has grown to include medical centers, micro-industry initiatives, and more than 50 preaching points in western Africa.

About the Lead Pastor

The Lead Pastor will model for others how to use their God-given passions and spiritual gifts for ministry and mission while exemplifying leadership that is aware of and servant to all of Centennial Road’s ministries. Success in this role will include:

  • Form and lead the staff team, communicate a crystal clear vision, align efforts, effectively coach multi-generational staff

  • Execute weekend and other ministries with a level of excellence that attracts the unchurched and that honors God

  • Grow the church numerically, metrics = weekend attendance, memberships, etc.

  • Grow the church spiritually, metrics = conversions, baptisms, the number of people who participate in groups, who engage in training sessions, who volunteer, etc.

  • Grow the church financially, metrics = weekend tithes and offerings, large donations, capital campaigns

The role will: 

  • Create a vision for the future that honors, and is not limited by, the past.

  • Develop a healthy environment where staff and volunteers are motivated, equipped, and held accountable for the work they have been called to do.

  • Equip the church in her mission to proclaim the gospel to the community.

  • Deliver solid, Bible-based preaching during worship services.

  • Continue to grow the church as a multi-generational and multi-cultural community of faith. 

  • Increase the number of people engaged in Christ-centered volunteer service opportunities, both within the church and in the broader community. 

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What you bring: 

Education & Experience

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a related field, such as religion or biblical studies. A seminary degree is preferred and is not required. 

The ideal candidate will have served and advanced for five to ten years within a staff team at a church similar in size and culture to C-Road (500 to 1,000). 

Personal Characteristics

  • Is a person of high moral character whose personal life and finances are well ordered. 

  • Faithfully practices the disciplines of a God-centered life.

  • Has a high energy level who operates comfortably in a high energy environment.

  • Has a vision and, more importantly, understands the systems needed for a church of 500 to double in size.

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What it's like to live in Brockville, Ontario: 

Brockville has a  small town, homey feel, and is truly a great place to raise a family. With just over 20,000 residents, Brockville is small enough to enjoy life in and big enough to work and live in. It is located within a one hour drive of larger cities including Kingston and the nation’s capital, Ottawa. Brockville’s gorgeous waterfront and the quaint downtown area will charm visitors and make others want to move to this Canadian town. 

Brockville is a clean, safe environment for families. It is situated in the Thousand Islands on the beautiful St. Lawrence Seaway, which connects Canada with New York State. Centennial Road is the largest church in Brockville. Brockville has a strong economy based on small manufacturing and tourism and is an attractive retirement destination. Centennial Road is strategically located within the medial triangle of Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal, with easy access to two bridges to the US and international flights. Centennial Road’s modern Ministry Center sits on 50 country acres with ample parking and almost limitless expansion possibilities. The Ministry Center includes a 900 person auditorium, office and classroom space, and an NBA sized gymnasium floor. 

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