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Pathway Church

Lead Pastor

Gresham, Oregon

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Denomination: Baptist - SBC

Weekly Attendance:  245

Location: Gresham, OR

The Role: Lead Pastor


Meet Pathway Church:

We exist to bring the love of Jesus to everyone whom we encounter - not just on campus, but also across the street, across the city, and around the world. Join us as we gather at our Gresham and Sandy campuses as well as online for contemporary music and teaching that will both encourage and challenge you.


About the Lead Pastor:

The Lead Pastor of Pathway Church will build, grow, and pastor staff and the church community. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic preacher and passionate Christ follower with integrity, humility, and the ability to cultivate authentic relationships with the congregation.  He will have a proven track record of teaching, preaching, leading staff, and reaching the local community. The Lead Pastor will lead the church in evangelism and deliberate discipleship as Pathway Church continues to advance the kingdom of Christ. 


The Lead Pastor's Responsibilities Include: 

  • Prayer: Pray diligently for and with the church community and staff. Identify members who need prayer as well as those who will engage in regular prayer for the body.

  • Vision: Collaborate with Pathway leaders and members to create our vision and goals. Ensure communication and planning flows from this vision.

  • Discipleship: Help Pathway develop and maintain a focus on discipleship locally and globally

  • Leadership: Hire, train, supervise and support the staff and ministry teams as they oversee church ministries. Guide staff in goal setting, leadership development, and spiritual direction. 

  • Preaching: Make scripture applicable to daily life by equipping the body for ministry through biblical preaching and by engaging a preaching team.

  • Corporate Worship: Work alongside the worship team to assist in planning meaningful personal and corporate worship that bring people into the presence of an awesome and Holy God. 

  • Shepherding: Exemplify compassion and love to all people and give pastoral counsel, as needed.


What You Bring: 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Seminary Degree

  •  Five plus years of experience of comparable experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Regularly preach and teach the Word of God.

  • Teach in an expository form with life application,

  • Promote congregational benevolence and mission work for local and adjacent communities.

  • Has a compassionate and servant-hearted attitude.

  • Understands team building and is able to mentor and equip others. 

  • Has a good work ethic and is passionate about God and serving others.

  • Demonstrate the ability to dream big, cast vision, and lead strong in the Spirit.

  • Provide spiritual leadership and pastoral care to the congregation.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Be personable and approachable. 

  • Passionate about discipleship and the local community.

  • Possesses integrity in their personal and professional life.

  • Demonstrates a desire to continuously learn and serve others.

  • Strong communication skills and stage presence.

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

  • Excellent people skills

  • Heart for local and global missions

  • Deliberate discipleship
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What it's Like to Live in Gresham, OR: 

Gresham is a welcoming community of hard-working people where tradition and heritage meet innovation and opportunity in Oregon's fourth largest city.

Located just minutes from iconic Mount Hood, Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, the city of Portland, and Portland International Airport, Gresham’s location is ideal for families and businesses wanting to start something new and grow. 

Gresham’s residents care deeply about our heritage as a homestead and agricultural community, and are committed to building a vibrant future. Today, Gresham is a dynamic, innovative and rapidly growing city with a mutual desire and drive to thrive. In Gresham, we are family.

Once heavily dependent on the forest products industry, the economy has diversified and now includes a strong high-tech and creative employment presence, earning Portland the nickname “Silicon Forest.” While there is still significant blue-collar employment, mainly in forest product mills and transportation, today the workforce is slanted toward executive and professional positions.

Although average commute times are long, the area has good public transit with a light-rail system among the nation’s best. Excellent intercity rail service is also present mainly in the form of the Amtrak Cascades, connecting Eugene, Oregon to Portland, Seattle and ultimately Vancouver B.C. Recreation and outdoor activities abound at the coast, 60 miles west, and the Oregon Cascades and Mount Hood ski area, 50 miles east. Rugged and interesting Cascade mountain areas northeast and southeast offer plenty of outdoor recreation and skiing, and the Columbia River is well known for watersports, (especially windsurfing).

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