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FBC Morton, Illinois seeking Lead Pastor

First Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist bible-centered church with 302 active members. Our current pastor of 40+ years is stepping down from the Lead Pastor position. We are seeking a Lead Pastor to provide leadership, biblical preaching, teaching and pastoral care that will continue to accomplish our mission.

We are located in Morton, Illinois. Morton is a progressive, growing community with a population of almost 17,000 located approximately halfway between Peoria and Bloomington-Normal. Morton prides itself on being a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Among many other great things, Morton offers excellent schools, a well-established and growing network of parks, and attractive housing.

Responsibilities of the Lead Pastor will include:

• Deliver personal and engaging sermons which are biblically based

• Lead and support church ministries through counseling and visitations

• Lead public services and ceremonies

• Manage and develop staff

• Provide direction, guidance and support to committees

• Execute church strategy and goals in the areas of Worship, Education, Evangelism, Prayer, Service, Fellowship, and Administration

Qualifications needed:

• Biblical scholar in alignment with our church doctrinal statements, preference for Southern Baptist

• Church overseer as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1: 5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-2

• Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years’ experience in ministry

• Demonstrated experience with church growth

• Demonstrated gifts in the areas of leadership, teaching and compassion

To Apply submit letter of introduction with resume to fbcmorton900@gmail.com.

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