Central Baptist Church in Paris, Ky. is seeking a full-time senior pastor.

Senior Pastor

Central Baptist Church

Paris, KY

Central Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a full-time Senior Pastor who will provide spiritual and administrative leadership to our staff, ministry leaders, and congregation. This Man of God will proclaim, study, lead, and teach God’s word. As a Believer in the Lord, Jesus Christ, this individual will assist in leading others to know Christ, and grow in their faith personally and within the church.


Central Baptist Church is a community of believers who value Loving God and Others, Following Jesus, and Serving our Community. Our vision is to be a church where every disciple is a disciple maker. We strive to do this by equipping believers and seekers to study the gospel, worship Jesus Christ, and go out into the community to spread Love and God’s Word.

Central Baptist is located in the heart of Paris for over 73 years; allowing us to be in the heart of those people we serve. Our property includes our main church with green space, 27 acre fellowship property, and a newly-acquired home just two doors down. We hold corporate workshop with two services on Sunday morning, a Sunday evening service, and a Wednesday prayer meeting. Our average attendance on Sunday is 300. Central Baptist has an active children and youth group, along with several ministries to serve our people and community.


Education & Experience

The ideal candidate should hold a degree from a Southern Baptist Seminary; holding at least a Master’s of Divinity. He should support and adhere to the current Baptist Faith & Message 2000. The Senior Pastor should have at least 5 years experience or comparable executive ministry experience. He should be fully committed to leading Central Baptist Church through an anticipated time of growth.

Personal Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a believe that the Lord, Jesus Christ is his personal savior and will set an example of Christian character in his dealings with others. As the shepherd of Central Baptist Church, he will occupy a position of trust, confidence, and leadership within our church and its members. As a man of Faith and Honor, he will serve his family by a healthy balance between home and church responsibilities.

Additional Information

A full job description is available by emailing .


Located in the middle of Thoroughbred horse country, Paris, Kentucky is the county seat of Bourbon County; positioned just 18 miles northeast of the city of Lexington. In 2018, the estimated population was 9,807 living in Bourbon County. Top employers include Central Motor Wheel of America, Toyota, Hinkle Construction, and Pizza Wholesale of Lexington, LLC. There are over 4,000 households with over 60% of those being family households. Our educational system offers both a city and county school serving Preschool through 12th grade. There are numerous opportunities within the community for youth sports leagues. A revitalization of the downtown Paris area brings visitors to Paris to stroll the city streets and browse our community. For more information on Paris you can visit or


Qualified candidates should submit the following documents and items to the Pastor Search Committee:

• Resume - including a full list of churches where you have served in any ministry role

• Four references – two business and two personal (References will not be called until later in the selection process.)

• A website link to your recent sermons items should be sent to the Pastor Search Committee, at

Note: Candidates who are selected for further consideration will be asked to consent to additional reference checks and a full background check including criminal and financial history performed through an outside agency to ensure confidentiality.

All resumes must be received by Thursday, October 31, 2019

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