First Baptist Church Woodbridge (FBCW)

Senior Pastor

Woodbridge, Virginia

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Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance: 680

Location: Woodbridge, Virginia

The Role: Senior Pastor

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Meet FBCW:

First Baptist Church of Woodbridge (FBCW) was originally founded as the Occoquan Baptist Church, founded by the Potomac Baptist Association of Virginia in 1880. The Church originally met in the Occoquan and later the Woodbridge schools.  In the early 1890s, the name was changed to the Woodbridge Missionary Church, and the first church building was built at the intersection of Route 1 and Occoquan Road. Today, FBCW stands on a 17-acre campus on Minnieville Road.

The mission of FBCW is nothing new. Over 2,000 years ago, Jesus gave His first followers a mission. Some call it a Great Commission. They were to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

This command was not just for the first followers but for Jesus’ followers today! Jesus is calling and commanding us to be a disciple-making church. What an incredible and exciting truth it is to be loved by, live for, and lead others to Jesus. We have a vision to increasingly become a more “Go & Tell” church.God has placed us in our community to be salt and light. Our desire is for what happens in the church walls to reverberate into the streets outside for the glory of God.


About the Senior Pastor:

The Senior Pastor will lead First Baptist Church of Woodbridge to fulfill its mission of glorifying God by making disciples who make disciples.

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The Senior Pastor Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintains a vital relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer, study of God’s Word, worship, personal evangelism, and fellowship with believers.

  • Nurtures a healthy and growing relationship with his wife and family.

  • Serves as the primary teaching/preaching elder among a group of no less than six elders at FBCW.

  • Seeks God’s guidance for His direction and works with the Senior Leadership Staff and the Elders to communicate that vision for FBCW to fulfill its mission.

  • Plans, prepares, and preaches biblical messages for all English-speaking worship services at FBCW, except when he designates another minister to preach.

  • Oversees the administration of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

  • Oversees and leads pastoral care efforts including biblical counseling, performing weddings and funerals when able, while sharing and delegating those to others on the pastoral staff as needed.

  • Fosters and ensures a commitment to biblical truth across all ministry areas while modeling servant leadership.

  • Partners with the Executive Pastor to organize, mentor, and lead the church staff to fulfill the purpose of FBCW.

  • Leads members of the church staff, deacons, and volunteers to accomplish their tasks and to develop their fullest potential in ministry effectiveness.

  • Serves as the President/Chief Executive Officer of the church and as a member of the Church Council.

  • Serves as the chief representative for the church in all public relations situations unless otherwise delegated.

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What You Bring:

Education & Experience

  • Seminary Degree is required.

  • Ordination is required.

  • 10-15+ years of ministry experience is required.

  • Senior Pastor experience strongly preferred.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Has a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Demonstrates the qualities of integrity, humility, responsibility, leadership, teachability, and servanthood.

  • Energetic and self-motivated.

  • A meaningful change agent with the ability to unify people.

  • Has high emotional intelligence and relational skills.

  • Sincere love for people inside and outside the church.

  • A team player who collaborates with and shepherds staff and elders well.

  • Possesses excellent communication skills in writing and speaking.

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What it's Like to Live in Woodbridge, Virginia:

Woodbridge is a census-designated suburb of Washington D.C. in Prince William County, Virginia. The county population is about 466,000 and most residents own their homes. Woodbridge offers a variety of amenities and shopping opportunities for locals and tourists alike, including the Potomac Mills shopping mall and the Stonebridge at Potomac Town Centre Shopping Centers. Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is the main hospital in this town and has the capacity to serve 183 patients. Transportation includes access to Interstate 95, two VRE commuter train stations, bus service, and a local "slugging" system.

Woodbridge offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for families, seniors, and young adults. The Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is a natural habitat for a variety of plant and animal life including bald eagles and ospreys. Veteran's Park and Leesylvania State Park are located on the Potomac River and where you can find people enjoying the swimming, boating, picnic, and hiking services. Close by is Rippon Lodge, the oldest house in Prince William County, which is open for tours throughout the summer.

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