Lead Pastor


The Lead Pastor shall meet the Scriptural qualifications for Pastor as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. In addition, he shall be a duly licensed and ordained Baptist Minister of the Gospel, and will adhere to the Church’s Statement of Faith, Church Covenant, and Church Constitution and Bylaws. To carry out the vision of the church through proper leadership, communication, availability, direction, and implementation, while engaging and involving the entire ministry team.


  • Preach and teach the Gospel.
  • Conduct the public services of worship.
  • Administer the ordinances of the Church.
  • Lead the Church in accomplishing the Great Commission.
  • Act as the Chief Executive Officer of the church.
  • Arrange a proper substitute for the pulpit when necessary.
  • Secure qualified speakers for special occasions.
  • Oversee or delegate the supervision of all Church personnel.
  • To discipline and terminate the employment of any Church Staff Member, and work with staff and standing committees to make personnel decision.
  • Work in concert with the Finance Committee and the Associate Lead Pastor of Stewardship on the annual budget.
  • Serve as an ex officio (non-voting) Member of all Committees, except the Pastor Search Committee.


  • A mature Christian faith and commitment to the Christian life.
    • Theology consistent with the Baptist Faith and Message.
  • Be ordained as a Pastor by a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Church.
  • Masters Degree from an SBC Seminary.
    • With at least 10 years of ministry experience preferred.
    • With at least 3 years of experience as a Senior Pastor preferred.
  • Passion for all ministry areas.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong communication Skills.





You can submit your resumé by clicking the button below to attach a copy of your resumé to an email. We greatly appreciate the seriousness of your consideration, and look forward to connecting with you soon. 


Step 3- response

Thank you for submitting your application for Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Florida. The Pastor Search Committee will prayerfully consider your application, and will contact you if additional information is needed.