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First Baptist Church Lithia Springs

Associate Pastor of Music and Media


Lithia Springs, Georgia

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Snapshot 

Denomination: Baptist - SBC 

Weekly Attendance: 250

Neighborhood: Lithia Springs, Georgia

The Role: The Associate Pastor of Music and Media will reach a diverse community by teaching, leading, planning, and organizing the worship and multimedia ministries of FBCLS. This dynamic leader should possess a strong stage presence that will help bring energy to the worship service.  

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Meet First Baptist Church Lithia Springs: 

Here at First Baptist Church Lithia Springs, we understand God calls us to not only BELIEVE, but also to BELONG.  It is from that understanding we desire to connect people to GOD, to ONE ANOTHER, and to MINISTRY AND MISSIONS.

In January 1946, Loy T. Chandler Sr. had a vision of a church in Lithia Springs. Calls were made and a meeting was set up for that very day. All those contacted came and prayer meetings were set. God continued to work rapidly with this group. Glenn Florence agreed to donate land in downtown Lithia Springs and the building construction began.

On April 17, 1946, Rev. J. A. Patterson was called as the first Senior Pastor of First Baptist and he served until November 1952. Services were held in the Annette Winn School until the church basement was completed. After completion, the first sanctuary was dedicated on October 23, 1949, but was destroyed by fire just five days later on October 28, 1949. Not to be deterred, the church once again met at the school and in various homes while the building was being rebuilt.

Rev. Marion H. Beaver was called as our second Senior Pastor on May 6, 1953 and began his ministry two weeks later. He served First Baptist and the community for more than 25 years. He also received his doctorate during that time. Dr. Beaver returned to First Baptist in January 1988 as the Associate Pastor of Senior Adults, and his ministry continued until 2018 when he retired.  

An educational building was completed in July 1970. In September 1979, Rev. Robert L. Whitmire was called as Senior Pastor. While serving First Baptist, he received his doctorate and led the church until February 2005. During that time, the church built a new sanctuary and activities center.

Kevin McKoy was called as our Senior Pastor in 2008, after serving as our youth pastor.   He has been instrumental in outreach to our changing community. He is willing to do things a “little bit different” to further God’s kingdom.

 

_DSC0384About the Associate Pastor of Music and Media: 

The Associate Pastor of Music and Media will reach a diverse community by teaching, leading, planning, and organizing the worship and multimedia ministries of FBCLS. This dynamic leader should possess a strong stage presence that will help bring energy to the worship service.  

The Associate Pastor of Music and Media will: 

Music

The Associate Pastor of Music and Media will work with ministry teams, leaders, and musicians to develop, plan, and implement Music Ministry vision. They will:

  • Direct the planning, coordination, operation, and evaluation of the church’s worship services under the supervision of the Senior Pastor.

  • Supervise all church instrumentalists, and communicate regularly with all Music Ministry teams, leaders, and musicians.

  • Direct rehearsals for the church’s music groups including, but not limited to, the adult choir, praise team, praise band, children’s choir, and youth band and choir.

  • Mentor and recruit emerging church musicians and Music Ministry leaders.

  • Promote Music Ministry in the church and in the community.

Media

The Associate Pastor of Music and Media will work with ministry teams, leaders, and musicians to develop, plan, and implement Multimedia Ministry vision. They will:

  • Collaborate with church leadership and staff to plan and execute technological aspects of the worship service (i.e. audio, lighting, live stream, video, graphics, equipment).

  • Develop and maintain the church’s online and social media presence and oversee all communications that go from church congregation to its members and the community.

  • Mentor and recruit emerging technology and Multimedia Ministry leaders.

  • Communicate regularly with Multimedia and Technology Ministry leaders, and conduct training sessions as needed.

  • Coordinate with the technology team leader for sound and video needs, and troubleshoot a/v equipment issues as needed.

What you bring: 

Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Church Music, Music Education, or equivalent, and a graduate level degree, preferably a seminary degree.

  • Experience teaching, leading, and organizing Music, Worship, and Multimedia Ministries.

  • Experience working with vocalists of varying ages/skill levels, conducting a variety of musical ensembles, and directing theatrical productions.

  • Experience running sound and A/V hardware and software.

  • Experience using social media and other technologies to reach people for Christ.

  • Experience training and equipping church leaders.

  • Experience supervising employees and volunteers.

  • Experience in conducting ministerial counseling sessions.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Is called by God to serve in the Music and Multimedia Ministries of FBCLS.

  • Abides by the Baptist Faith and Message in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of FBCLS.

  • Is an excellent communicator, is able to utilize a variety of communication modes to reach a diverse population, and has excellent proofreading skills.

  • Is  able to develop positive and productive relationships with church staff and volunteers.

  • Maintains working knowledge of the latest media technology.

  • Has excellent planning, coordination, and organization skills.

  • Has a working knowledge of major social media platforms and web design.

  • Is knowledgeable in a variety of music styles and genres, and has excellent music reading skills.

  • Is a skilled worship leader and demonstrates proficiency in at least one musical instrument.

_DKM0468What it's like to live in Lithia Springs, Georgia: 

Lithia Springs

Home to Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs is an unincorporated community in eastern Douglas County, located 17 miles west of Atlanta. Nearby attractions include Six Flags Over Georgia, West Pines Golf Club, and downtown Douglasville.

Around the turn of the 20th century, therapeutic mineral waters in Lithia Springs attracted many wealthy people to the area. The Lithia Springs Hotel was a popular retreat for visitors until 1912, when it was destroyed by fire.

Sweetwater Creek State Park was acquired for the state in the late 1960s by the Georgia Conservancy. Visitors to the park can fish, boat, and hike to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company's textile factory, destroyed by Union troops during Sherman's march to the sea. The entire town of New Manchester and the mills were burned by Sherman's troops on July 9, 1864.

Atlanta

Atlanta is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with 5.8 million residents and is expected to be home to more than 8 million people within 30 years, making it the sixth largest metro area in the U.S. It is considered to be a top business city and a primary transportation hub of the Southeastern U.S. The city contains the world headquarters of corporations such as Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS, Delta Air Lines, Turner Broadcasting, and Mercedes-Benz, North America.

Although traditional Southern culture is part of Atlanta's cultural fabric, it's mostly the backdrop to one of the nation's leading international cities. This unique cultural combination reveals itself at the High Museum of Art, the bohemian shops of Little Five Points, and the multi-cultural dining choices found along Buford Highway.

Atlanta also hosts a variety of history museums and attractions, including the Atlanta History Center, The Carter Center, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. The city is also home to a number of post-secondary educational institutions including Atlanta University Center (Clark, Morehouse and Spelman), Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Emory University and others.

 

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