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Mobberly Baptist Church

Senior Pastor


Longview, Texas

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Snapshot

Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance: 3,000

Location: Longview, Texas

The Role: Senior Pastor

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Meet Mobberly Baptist Church:

Mobberly Baptist Church exists to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and is fully grounded in scripture with relevant, practical application for Christian living in our modern-day world. This firm foundation strengthens us spiritually and allows us to grow deeper in our faith, in our love, in our relationships, and in our ministries at Mobberly. Mobberly has campuses in Longview and Marshall, as well as Mobberly en Español (a Spanish-speaking congregation meeting at the Longview campus).

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About the Senior Pastor:

The Senior Pastor of Mobberly Baptist Church (MBC) will provide robust spiritual and pastoral leadership to the congregation and church staff. The ideal candidate is a dynamic teacher, a biblically sound preacher of God’s word, and is theologically astute, delivering messages that are relatable and contextually relevant. MBC is seeking a Senior Pastor that will be a devoted Christ follower with integrity, humility, and the ability to cultivate authentic relationships with the congregation through visitations, counseling, and prayer. The Senior Pastor will advise church leadership in the areas of worship, ministries and stewardship. He will passionately lead the church in evangelism and foster a culture of deliberate discipleship as MBC continues to promote its mission of people leading people into a life-changing, ever-growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

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The Senior Pastor Will: 

  • Regularly preach and teach the Word of God.

  • Supervise and manage the church staff.

  • Support and advance the mission and vision of Mobberly Baptist Church.

  • Promote team building by encouraging, leading and mentoring others.

  • Lead the staff team by effectively communicating a clear vision.

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

  • Demonstrate an ability to cultivate high capacity leaders and effectively delegate ministry tasks among them.

  • Teach with excellence, clarity, and authenticity, and deliver a message connected to real life.

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What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience pastoring, public speaking, and leading.

  • Seminary degree required. M.Div. strongly preferred.

Personal Characteristics

  • Relatable and approachable by the staff and congregation.

  • Practices integrity, takes responsibility and seeks accountability as a gracious and loving pastor.

  • Collaborates well with others and is teachable.

  • Prioritizes his own spiritual growth through prayer, fasting, meditation, stewardship and other disciplines as outlined in Scripture.

  • Spirit led in decision making.

  • Seeks to develop relationships with people inside and outside the church.

  • Compassionate and selfless attitude.

  • Good work ethic and manages time well.

  • Servant-leadership, exemplifying the humility and attitude of Christ.

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What it's Like to Live in Longview, Texas: 

Nestled in the Pineywoods of East Texas, Longview is a place that prides itself on providing the best quality of life to those who call it home.  The hospitality, generosity, and friendliness of those you meet will give you the impression of a small town feel while boasting large town amenities that many have come to enjoy.  If you need to escape the slow pace life of Longview for a day or so, Dallas, Houston, and Shreveport, Louisiana are all within a few hours’ drive.   

However, Longview has so much to offer to keep you and your family busy.  The city is ideally situated within sixty minutes of six beautiful state parks and the abundance of surrounding land provides a haven for those who enjoy hunting and fishing.  Mobberly Baptist also boasts one of the city’s finest hiking/biking trails that runs along the perimeter of the 10 acre Williams Lake.  In addition to offering plenty of outdoor adventure activities, Longview’s Lear Park has become a focal point of the community and is always busy with young families enjoying the splash pad or participating in weekend games of baseball, softball, or soccer.   The city also has an abundance of parks and paved walking trails for the family to enjoy.  Downtown Longview has become a great place to spend time perusing the local shops, restaurants, and museums but Longview also provides other shopping and dining amenities that are a staple in bigger cities.  There are several annual community events held throughout the year in Longview with the largest being the Great Texas Balloon Race.   This three-day world class balloon event attracts thousands of individuals, families, vendors, artists, and exhibits and has landed Longview the title as the “Balloon Capital of Texas.” The Neal McCoy concert, Downtown Live!, Fireworks and Freedom Celebration, and Carmela’s Mini Santa Land are just a few other events that a family can enjoy.  

For young families coming to Longview, choosing the right school for your kids is just as important as finding the right church.  Currently within the footprint of Longview, there are three public school districts and a handful of private schools as well as a community college and LeTourneau University. 

Longview has so much to offer and is truly a great place to raise a family and call home!

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