Pastor Search Announcement & Qualifications

Poplar Mount Baptist Church has been in existence for 150 years.  The church is prayerfully seeking a Pastor who is called by God and equipped to effectively preach and teach the Word of God.  The candidate must be able to fulfill the spiritual needs of the congregation through visitations, prayer, conducting weddings, funerals and administering the ordinances of the church.  The candidate must also possess the biblical and spiritual qualities as outlined in Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.

Pastor Qualifications

  • Be a licensed and ordained minister of the Baptist faith

  • Be a visionary with sound judgment and discernment

  • Have a minimum of five years (preferred) of pastoral experience

  • Have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university and Theological Seminary training (preferred)

  • Possess effective communication skills (written and oral)

  • Growth oriented and pastoral care capability

  • Demonstrate financial awareness and responsibility

  • Committed to continuing education and development

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with a congregation across all ages and gender

  • Possess effective administration skills and able to organize and lead staff

Resume' Submission Instructions

The following must be submitted by December, 2019

  • Resume

  • Copy of license, ordination certificate, transcripts of educational accomplishments and any other certificates

  • CD or DVD of recent sermons and Bible teachings

  • Three letters of recommendation (clergy, layperson and personal--should not be a relative)

  • Letter of recommendation from current employer, if applicable

  • Current credit score from at least 1 major credit bureau

  • Current criminal background record

  • Current driving record from state of residence DMV office

Important Information to Include on the Resume'

  • Mailing address

  • Phone number

  • Add church website address, if available

Mail Resume' to:

Poplar Mount Baptist Church

Attn:  Trustee John D. Robinson, Jr.

6823 Western Mill Road 

Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868

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