Senior Pastor

Grace Southern Baptist Church | Virden, IL

Posted Date 9/13/2020

Grace Southern Baptist Church, located in Virden, Illinois, is currently accepting resumes for our Senior Pastor. Virden is located approximately 20 minutes south of Springfield, Illinois and 70 minutes north of St. Louis, Missouri. Grace Southern Baptist Church serves a population area of 16,000. This includes the North Mac School District with an enrollment of 1,318 students.

Weekly worship attendance of approximately 85.

  • Sunday school and Life Group attendance of approximately 60.
  • Grace Southern Baptist Church has several outreach ministries including:
    • Senior Adults
    • Women
    • Youth
    • Children
  • Grace Southern Baptist Church offers a Wednesday evening family night with meal and bible study program for every member of the family.
  • More information available upon request.

We are searching for a God-called Christian pastor who can lead our church into the future with conviction, vision, and humility. The pastor should also be an engaging, biblically faithful teacher who can relate to people of different ethnic, socio-economic and generational backgrounds. An ideal candidate has experience being a leader and follows Southern Baptist theology.


  • Serve as the spiritual leader of the church and serve as a leader by example in personal discipleship, stewardship, evangelism and missions.
  • Provide overall vision for the direction of the church and facilitate an annual strategic planning process to evaluate the ministry effectiveness of the church that concludes in a strategic plan.
  • Serve as a leader by example in personal discipleship, stewardship, evangelism and missions.


  • Leads a life style congruent with biblical requirements for leaders. (1 Timothy 3:1-13; 2 Timothy 2; Titus 1:5-9)
  • Experience in and demonstrated proclivity towards leadership.
  • Ability to engage people of all generations in the ministry of the church.
  • Willingness to minister within the church’s statements of beliefs and affirms the 2000 Southern Baptist Faith and Message.

Total salary package - $55,000+

Salary is negotiable based upon experience.

Please submit resumes to

Salary55000.00 Annual
Sr/Lead Pastor
Highest Level of Education Required
Minimum Experience in Years

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