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Swift Creek Baptist Church

Worship Pastor

Midlothian, VA

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Denomination: Southern Baptist Church

Weekly Attendance:  875

Location: Midlothian, VA

The Role: Worship Pastor

Swift Creek Baptist Church Worship ServiceMeet Swift Creek Baptist Church:

The Lord began Swift Creek Baptist Church as Swift Creek Mission. The Mission was planted by New Bridge Baptist Church on March 25, 1979. The first service was held in the Tomahawk Ruritan Building on Bailey Bridge Road with 32 in attendance. Swift Creek’s history of growth began because of the prayerfulness and faith of His people.

The Mission officially became Swift Creek Baptist Church in January 1982. The Lord brought gifted leaders, gifted Pastors, and God-loving people to serve. The church grew and focused on witnessing and teaching the young and old alike. Soon, more office and Sunday School space was needed, so modular buildings were placed on the property and adjoining church property was purchased.

Within a few years, the space for worship and activities became crowded, so a new building program was entered into that culminated in a new Worship Center which was completed in September 1994. By 2003 the church again outgrew the space the Lord had provided. After seeking God’s will, the church stepped out in faith on November 23, 2003 to break ground for a large educational building. Through the faithful giving of God’s people, the debt on this last building program was paid off in 2021. 

Swift Creek has planted two local churches; Parkway Baptist Church and Grace Harvest Baptist Church. We have supported other church plants over the last several years with financial support as well as sending ministry teams. Swift Creek is also actively involved with the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia.

Our current Senior Pastor, Dr. Monty Guice began his ministry at Swift Creek in June of 2013. Under his leadership the church has grown and matured to become a warm and welcoming congregation. Even through the difficult days of Covid, the church has emerged as strong as ever.

Pastor Monty has also led Swift Creek to actively engage in more in-depth missions work. We are currently partnering with a national church in Lima, Peru to plant a new church in an unreached area outside the capital called Jicamarca. 

We are ready to reach our community and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We would love for you to join us as we strive to accomplish our Mission: To Glorify God as we Gather – Grow – Give and Go!

About the Worship Pastor:

The Worship Pastor at Swift Creek Baptist Church will oversee the Music Ministries and worship services, leading musicians, singers, the congregation, and visitors in prayerful worship and reflection on God through music.

Swift Creek Baptist Fall Festival The Worship Pastor's Responsibilities Include: 

  • Serve under and with the Senior Pastor to serve the  needs and requirements of the worship ministry and to facilitate vibrant corporate worship.  

  • Oversee the planning, coordination, and leadership of all corporate worship services. 

  • Provide leadership for the overall Worship Ministry,  including vision casting, staff and volunteer leadership, creative and strategic planning, and pastoral care for worship ministries participants.  

  • Plan, coordinate, and oversee a comprehensive budget for the Worship Ministry. 

  • Oversee the enlistment, hiring, recruiting, equipping,  and training of all personnel, both volunteer and  paid, to accomplish all tasks necessary to have an  effective, vibrant worship ministry.  

  • Oversee the audio-visual needs of Swift Creek Baptist Church  and work with the Tech volunteer team  to make recommendations for system maintenance and stay current with technological needs and trends. 

  • Perform Pastoral duties as requested by the Senior Pastor in accordance with your giftedness.

  • Supervise worship ministry staff including full time, part time, interns, instrumentalists, and lay leaders. 

  • Mentor and equip younger worship leaders as the Lord provides at Swift Creek Baptist Church. 

  • Research and incorporate a wide variety of music to include in the Sunday morning experience such as: Adult Choir, Orchestra, Praise Bands, and Traditional and Modern Music.

  • Arrange and/or write music as necessary for corporate worship for praise bands, choir, orchestra, and seasonal ministries. 

  • Lead announcements and other platform-related responsibilities as necessary on Sunday morning. 

Swift Creek Baptist Church VolunteerWhat You Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Worship Pastor:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of music is preferred.

  • Seminary or Master in music would be preferred

  • 5 - 7 years of experience leading worship is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Has a love for God and people.

  • Is an excellent communicator.

  • Able to build, grow and mentor a praise team.

  • Is able to work at a fast pace, take initiative, and be able to both lead and follow as needed. 

  • Is experienced in leading leaders. 

  • Is skilled in setting boundaries and developing healthy relationships. 

  • Has a strong work ethic. 

  • Has their finger on the pulse of current trends.

  • Is passionate about life change, not simply about the numbers. 

  • Believes in and models the church’s vision, mission, and values. 

  • Is a servant leader, and has the gift of shepherding. 

  • Has a heart for prayer.   

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing, personal relationship with Him.

  • Committed to moral purity and a healthy relationship with his wife and family.

  • A pastor first, then a musician.

  • A heart for the spiritual formation of those in the congregation and worship ministry.

  • Leads worship by worshiping.

  • Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading a large church in worship.

  • Seeks excellence and flow in the structure of each service.

  • Competence in choral, vocal, and instrumental direction.

  • Competence in organization, administration, and interpersonal relationships.

  • A self-starter, with a strong work ethic.

  • Ability to incorporate other creative art forms into service, as needed.

  • A team player with a positive attitude.

  • Humble, hungry, smart.

Swift Creek Baptist Church Student Retreat What it's Like to Live in Midlothian, VA: 

Founded as a community of coal miners in the 1700s, coal was the basis of the Midlothian area economy until the late 1800s, when mining ended. Later attempts to reopen the mines were unsuccessful, but thanks to rail access, Midlothian Village became a commuter town. For years it was a friendly little southern community in the quiet Virginia countryside. While Midlothian has become a large suburban community, much of that charm remains intact today on the back roads of the village. 

Situated in Chesterfield County, Midlothian, Virginia, is an unincorporated village just 14 miles west of Richmond that's known for its proud coal mining and railroad history, old churches, and unique shops. Today, the Midlothian neighborhood is a burgeoning commercial and residential community that combines historical ambiance with modern amenities, and what makes it a desirable choice for many. Midlothian is a close-knit community that suits everyone from young professionals to families to retirees. Not only is there plenty to do, but Richmond is close too, meaning you'll get just the right combination of suburban space and urban entertainment. A location in Central Virginia's most happening region is certainly noteworthy, and Virginia Beach can make for a great day trip. 

Chesterfield County is located just south of Richmond in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The county's borders are primarily defined by the James River to the north and the Appomattox River to the south. As of the 2020 census, the population was 364,548  making it the fourth-most populous county in Virginia (behind Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun, respectively). Chesterfield County is part of the Greater Richmond Region, and the county refers to much of the northern portion of the county as “North Chesterfield.” Some of the employers of the area include: Amazon, HCA Virginia Health System, UPS, DuPont and Capital One.


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