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Central Baptist Waycross

Worship Pastor

Waycross, Georgia

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Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance: 300

Location: Waycross, Georgia

The Role: The Worship Pastor is responsible to the Lead Pastor and is to model, serve, and lead the body of Christ in worship, discipleship, and outreach through the music and worship ministries of the church. 


Meet Central Baptist Waycross:

In the early 1900s, when Waycross was rapidly transformed from a quiet community to a bustling town by the influx of newcomers brought to the area by the newly constructed shops of the Atlantic Coast Railroad, many locals recognized a need to minister to the newcomers. There was no place sufficiently sized to meet the requirements, so a large tent was purchased and used as the first meeting house for Central Baptist. Over the last 110 years, much has changed about Waycross and Central Baptist, but what remains is an unwavering passion to preach the gospel faithfully. 

The church has enjoyed a long history of faithful pastors who did not waver in their commitment to preach the word. Central has also enjoyed long and fruitful tenures of her associate pastors. Today, Pastor Ben Smith is the most recent addition to the pastoral staff, having served Central for nearly eight years.

As the culture and community of Waycross changes, Central is committed to doing whatever is required to take the gospel to our neighbors and the world.  In our community, the church has been very active in benevolence and efforts to meet physical needs so that we might have the opportunity to share the gospel. Recognizing that the neighborhood surrounding the church campus is changing, the church has been systematically working to meet every neighbor within a one-mile radius of the church to introduce them to the church and pray for their needs.


About the Worship Pastor:

The Worship Pastor is responsible to the Lead Pastor and is to model, serve, and lead the body of Christ in worship, discipleship, and outreach through the Music and worship Ministries of the church.

The Worship Pastor will: 

Administrative Leadership 

  • Commit to positive relationships and communication with the Lead Pastor and other ministry staff leaders. 

  • Commit to positive relationships with deacons, church lay leadership, and general church family. 

  • Develop a music program which is consistent with the long-range vision of the Lead Pastor. 

  • Organize, coordinate, communicate, implement, and evaluate total worship and Music Ministry. 

  • Facilitate the budget of the entire Worship and Music Ministry.

Congregational Leadership 

  • Work with the Lead Pastor and other worship leadership in developing and implementing meaningful worship experiences for the congregation. 

  • Prepare the worship plan for each service. 

  • Develop and lead the congregation in biblical worship education. 

  • Coordinate music for revivals and other church-wide emphases. 

  • Coordinate specialized music education opportunities. 

Technology and Sound 

  • Coordinate the operation of sound systems and projection for worship services and other special events. 

  • Evaluate needs for Music Ministry related technology and implement a plan for use. 

Instrumental Leadership 

  • Coordinate the enlistment, development, and training of instrumentalists for the ministry through solo work, ensembles, orchestras, and praise bands. 

  • Coordinate music selection. 

  • Coordinate the scheduling of all instrumental ministry activities. 

  • Provide consistent communication. 

Ministerial Leadership

  • Be aware of spiritual needs of the ministry area.

  • Be consistent in contacting membership.

  • Be active in discipleship and encouragement.

  • Be involved in assisting those called to the Music Ministry.

  • Be actively involved in the community.


What you bring: 


The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in a music related field. 


The ideal candidate must have previous experience leading a church Worship Ministry either full-time or part-time for a minimum of three years. 


Personal Characteristics

  • Is able to create an atmosphere of worship for the congregation.

  • Has a strong commitment to the vision and the overall ministry of Central Baptist Church.

  • Is responsible for growing the Worship Ministry and biblically teaching their role as worship leaders.

  • Has a willingness to lead as a servant, according to 2 Timothy 2:23-26.

  • Possesses the ability to communicate with, relate to, and minister to the congregation by developing appropriate and professional relationships with the members of the Worship and Media Ministries, as well as those who may attend, visit, and/or call Central Baptist Church their church home.

  • Has a strong work ethic (reliable, dependable, and punctual) as well as a high level of integrity.  

  • Supports and encourages members of Central Baptist Church.


What it's like to live in Waycross, GA : 

Waycross and Ware County is located in the heart of beautiful Southeast Georgia at the northern tip of the Okefenokee Swamp Wildlife Refuge. 

Waycross is a nationally-recognized Main Street City filled with Southern hospitality and charm. From the historic downtown district to the swamplands of the Okefenokee, there is something for everyone. Experience traditional down home cooking or elegant cuisine at one of the one-of-a-kind restaurants, explore the natural wonders of the Okefenokee, or visit one of our three local museums. 

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