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North Parkersburg Baptist

Executive Pastor

Parkersburg, West Virginia

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Denomination: West Virginia Baptist Association

Weekly Attendance: 750

Location: Parkersburg, West Virginia

The role: The Executive Pastor will provide leadership and direction to the ministry teams of North Parkersburg Baptist Church.  The Executive Pastor is one of the key leaders of the church, especially of the paid staff, and should lead and manage toward the mission and vision established by the Senior Pastor. 


Meet North Parkersburg Baptist Church

The early years  - beginning in 1913 with a small group of just 41 people - were marked with an unwavering faith in God and devotion to His mission of impacting the lives of people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. North Parkersburg Baptist Church was planted, ministries were established and facilities were built to accomplish the mission. After the first pastor was called and construction began on a building, the church would see many seasons of great growth and provision and faithfulness. Over the first thirty years, the church was completely remodeled and expanded to address this great growth.  Throughout the decades, the church developed and changed as more people began to experience the love of Jesus Christ. Ministries have been added to promote Christian education; outreach in the community has been expanded; clinics were founded to provide care through foreign missions; and people have remained faithful to ministering each week to the needs of others. 

New ministries and continued growth has happened as the church constantly seeks God’s direction for future growth of the church and the impact the body of Christ can make on this community and the world. Although the method of ministry may have adapted over time, sharing the message of the gospel has remained the sole purpose of each person serving at North Parkersburg Baptist Church. As they celebrate the legacy of those that have paved the way, they continue to be a community of believers where, no matter who you are, you can experience life change through Jesus Christ.



The Executive Pastor will: 

  • Have relational equity with staff, church and community.

  • Fully embrace and expand the staff and church culture.

  • Create alignment in all ministry areas to the goal of vision casting implementation. 

  • Implement staff development processes and champion each staff members growth.  

  • Empower staff and resource staff to be able to empower lay leaders.

  • Be a team player and relational leader.

  • Help North Parkersburg Baptist Church continue to resource and grow in influence as the church meets the needs of the community.  

  • Assist in creating staff alignment. 

  • Be a shepherd to staff. 

  • Work with the staff to oversee the day to day operations and ministry of the church.

  • Be a key player in strategic planning alongside the Senior Pastor.

  • Consistently evaluate ministries and ensure vision alignment.

  • Prioritize and delegate responsibilities .

  • Manage projects. 

  • Facilitate annual strategic planning process.

  • Be a liaison between staff and financial team during the budget process.

  • Be a trusted advisor to Advisory Team and Senior Pastor.

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What you bring: 

Education & Experience 

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a related field. A seminary degree is a great bonus, as is a biblical degree or a business background, although these are not required. 

The ideal candidate will also have five or more years of ministry leadership related experience. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrate the heart of a servant leader; humble, hungry, smart.

  • Exhibit strong communication skills.

  • Exercise creative thinking and ability to engage in creative brainstorming and planning both in a team setting and on your own projects.

  • Exhibit strong administrative skills.

  • Exhibit cultural sensitivity to the diversity we seek in our church and observe in our community.

  • Demonstrate a comfort working in the ever-changing social media environment.

  • Passionately in love with Jesus.

  • Hungry to grow spiritually.

  • Passionate about reaching the lost, discipline believers, and impacting the community for good.

  • A leader of people not simply a manager of projects.

  • A strategic thinker.

  • A lifetime learner. 

  • Gifted at dealing with and resolving conflict.

  • Wise/discerning.

  • Winsome.

  • Energetic.

  • Honors the history of the church while implementing change.

  • A lover of challenges .


What it's like to live in Parkersburg, WV: 

Parkersburg, West Virginia is a place with a great small town feel. It’s a place people call home - it isn’t a transient community and people like to put down roots. Without the metropolitan allure of a big city, visitors can see Parkersburg is a great place for families with good schools, and a great place to enjoy all the things West Virginia has to offer - the best of white water rafting, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking trails and more.

If you’re looking for a city experience Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and  Columbus, Ohio, are both just a short drive away. Professional and College Sports, parks, museums, and great midwestern restaurants are just a few of the great amenities these nearby cities have to offer. In Parkersburg, sports loyalty runs deep. Other popular pastimes enjoyed in the town include frisbee golf on a great course, concerts, and plays the Parkersburg Actors Guild and concerts and shows at the People’s Bank Theater in Marietta, Ohio- just 15 minutes away.  

For families, great schools in the area offer a top-notch education. North Parkersburg Baptist offers one of the best private Christian schools for elementary kids, although the public school system is also a great option. Homeschool and collaborative schooling options are also popular in the area, adding to the family values driven community. Parkersburg, in beautiful West Virginia, is a great place to call home. 

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