The English Ministry of Songtan Central Baptist Church
Denomination: Southern Baptist
Job type: Full- time
Level of Education desired: Master’s Degree from Seminary or equivalent experience.
The English Ministry of Songtan Central Baptist Church (SCBC) (Pyeongtaek, South Korea) seeks a full-time pastor to lead and enable its congregation through worship and preaching, pastoral care, teaching, and administration. Candidate should be an empowering leader with a high view of scripture, strong pastoral skills, experienced in leading traditional and contemporary worship services, an effective organizer and administrator of church programs, and able to work with both men and women in leadership. Must be able to work closely with Korean staff in the church. SCBC will adhere to the Biblical qualifications as set forth in 1-2 Timothy, Luke 4:16-21, 1 Peter 5: 1-4, and Titus 1.
- Ordained by an ecclesiastical body that is theologically consistent with the Southern
Baptist Convention’s confession of faith as outlined in the 2000 Baptist Faith &
- Considerable congregational experience in preaching
- International experience & multicultural experience a plus
- Ability to work as part of a team with other pastors.
- Military background/retiree a plus
- Counseling experience is a plus
The English ministry of SCBC serves a growing multicultural English-speaking community in the greater Pyeongtaek city district of South Korea (about one hour south of Seoul). In addition to a large US military-affiliated population (over 50,000 Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines, DoD civilians and contractors at USAG Humphreys and Osan Air Base), the church serves staff, faculty, and students of an area International Christian School; as well as teachers, students, and workers from other nations around the world. The ministry was founded in 1991 as part of the larger body of the SCBC (a Korean Baptist Church of over 3,000 members) and has grown to an average Sunday service attendance of over 200 people. SCBC is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) through the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC) and its believers value prayer, corporate worship, the teaching of God’s word through expository preaching. Our church lives out these values through Community Life Groups, and engaging in local and global missions. The people of SCBC cherish the family atmosphere; we are looking for a man of God to come along side our current Pastor to help lead us in love and growth in the Kingdom of God.
Primary Responsibilities of the Lead/Senior Pastor:
- Have coordinated oversight of all ministries of the church as part of our counsel of Elders.
- Works with English Ministry Elders and Leadership Team for all decisions concerning the English Ministry of Songtan Central Baptist Church
- Equip, educate, and edify the church by praying for and protecting the spiritual
integrity of the church and the teaching ministry.
- Preach a bible-based sermon faithfully each week
- Engaging in pastoral care ministries
- Be instrumental in developing programs for ministry
- Be accountable to the Lord and the congregation
- Participate in the broader community life of SCBC
- Greet and follow up with visitors of the church
- Other duties
Annual salary and benefits package based on qualifications and experience; including health, housing, ministry, and limited relocation allowances.