Pastor Position

We are seeking a pastor-spiritual leader for our congregation of believers in Jesus Christ
General Description


The pastor has the primary responsibility for preaching and teaching the Word of God and the sustaining of biblical doctrines of Pleasant Green Baptist Church (PGBC). In addition, the pastor is also responsible for discipling and equipping the saints for ministry.  The pastor shall be the leader of the church and a follower of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The pastor must have 3-5 years of pastoral experience in another church setting and his or her character must be above reproach.


He or she must also demonstrate an excellent background in theological training and the skill sets essential and relevant to The Pleasant Green Baptist Church By-Laws and Church Covenant.     


Pleasant Green Baptist Church (PGBC)is a family of believers with a strong desire to grow, who come together to worship, to praise, to study God’s Word and is actively engaged in outreach. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the prospective candidate to develop a vision that focuses on maintaining the spiritual health and well-being of Pleasant Green Baptist Church (PGBC).

Specific Responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Worship – teach and preach the Bible with passion and vision, lead Bible study and equip others to lead worship services effectively.

  • Leadership – shepherding, counseling, visitation, guidance, support and spiritual mentoring.

  • Administration – conduct meetings and demonstrate competence in overseeing and handling the business matters of the church which include the scheduling of associate ministers to assist with sermon deliveries, teaching of biblical classes, outreach ministries and all financial matters relevant to the church.

  • Training – Ensure the discipleship and training of ministry staff members and current and future leadership of this church.

  • Pastoral Care – shepherding the congregation in cooperation with the associate ministers to include but not be limited to visitation, counseling and prayer for members and prospective members in their homes, nursing care facilities and hospitals. This position also requires the pastor to perform weddings, conduct funerals and administer the Lord’s Supper all in accordance with the church bylaws.



Personal and Spiritual Qualifications
  • Moral character consistent with the biblical traits described in 1st Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, verbal and written and ability to maintain confidentiality.


Education and Experience

Three-Five years of pastoral experience is required for this position. In addition, it is preferred but not required that the prospective candidate have either an Associate or Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.


How to Apply, Position Open Until Filled.


All interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume along with 3 personal as well as 3 professional references be sent by email or US Postal Service:


Pleasant Green Baptist Church

Search Committee

1421 Waller Street

Portsmouth, Ohio 45662


Or you may email your cover letter and resume to Vice Chairperson: Dr. Robert L. Lawson at:


Please note the following: this position will remain open until filled.

(740) 354-4779

1421 Waller Street

Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

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