Pastoral Search

Our Search for a Pastor to Minister to the Community


Pastoral Search

Gethsemane Christian Love Missionary Baptist Church (GCLMBC), located in South Los Angeles, with a congregation of 125, is seeking a compassionate Pastor with the heart of a shepherd who will be responsible for providing spiritual and administrative leadership and has experience as either an associate Minister or Pastor. No Relocation Package.

God’s Will Be Done:

Let us all continue to stand on the following scriptures as we seek God for our next Pastor:
Matthew 16:18; Numbers 27:16-17; Jeremiah 3:15.

Thank you in advance,
The Gethsemane Christian Love Missionary Baptist Church Pastoral Pulpit Committee.


Job Description The responsibilities of the Pastor are as follows:

  • The Pastor is to preach and/or teach in both the Sunday Morning and Sunday Evening services. He should also lead the Wednesday Bible Study, though he may delegate the teaching portion of that study.

  • The Pastor is to work with the Worship Team leader in preparing appropriate worship services. These services should be well-prepared, honoring to the Lord, and in a form, that is most suitable for our congregation.

  • The Pastor is to regularly lead the congregation in the Lord’s Supper or Communion. This should be done at least once per month. He should also lead in regard to baptisms.

  • The Pastor is to be available and willing to perform weddings and funerals as needed.

  • The Pastor is responsible for all administration of the church.

  • The Pastor will lead and guide all other members of the Pastoral staff. He will be responsible to ensure that all staff, pastoral and otherwise, fulfill the requirements of their job descriptions.

  • The Pastor is to maintain contact with all supported church missionaries and missions. He is to see that the congregation is also involved in the lives and ministries of those missionaries and missions.

  • The Pastor will be a member of all church committees and boards except where inappropriate.

  • The Pastor will delegate and oversee the planning of outreach activities in the surrounding neighborhoods. He will oversee the assimilation of new attendees and work toward creating an inviting environment in the congregation.

  • The Pastor will participate in and oversee the Christian Education of all ages. This includes Sunday School classes, youth, and adult education. He will delegate many responsibilities to volunteers in the church.

  • The Pastor will provide short-term counseling as needed. He will be available and responsive to crisis situations. He will provide pastoral care through the most effective means possible.

  • The position requires great flexibility in time schedule. The pastor should be available for evening activities as well as work on the weekends.

  • The Pastor is responsible for other duties as required. Example: The Pastor will visit the sick, be available for members' emergency calls and visits.

  • This position offers no relocation package.

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