Senior Pastor Opening (Experienced)

Be Our Next Senior Pastor

Posting and Qualifications

Kingwood First Baptist Church in suburban Houston, Texas, is seeking a Senior Pastor.

More information:

Who We Are:

  • As a family-oriented Southern Baptist Church, we affirm the doctrinal statement of the Baptist Faith and Message 1963.
  • When we come to church, we want to grow spiritually in our Biblical knowledge of God.
  • We are situated on the outskirts of Houston, Texas, one of the fastest-growing international cities in the United States.
  • We are a somewhat ethnically non-diverse homogenous congregation with high generational diversity.
  • We have planted two churches over the past 5 years.
  • Our community primarily holds traditional conservative faith values, as outlined in the 1963 BFAM, and considers itself an outpost against the secular assault on our families.

Who You Are:

  • You are looking for a church where you can invest the next 20 years of your life.
  • You share our vision to help our church grow in our individual and collective knowledge of God using creatively strategic techniques for numerical and spiritual growth.
  • You are a proven leader capable of developing and sending out leaders in the Way.
  • You are an adept preacher and use the Bible as your primary source for all your teaching.
  • You have a deep, broad staff and organizational administrative experience as a Christian who loves studying the Bible.
  • You know the challenges you might face and feel a deep call in your spirit to meet them head-on.
  • You are married, and your wife actively participates in your ministry and feels a call to ministry in her own right.

Our Advantages:

  • We have had only 2 senior pastors over our 40-year history (the current senior pastor is retiring).
  • We have approximately 500 regular attendees.
  • Our life group to regular worship service attendance ratio is strong, with a January 2024 average of 489 Life Group to 536 Worship attendance.
  • We are debt-free.
  • We just completed an est. $3 Million all-cash capital campaign for A/V modernization, youth facilities, and other aesthetic refreshes across the 5-acre campus.
  • We are a discipleship-centric, committee-led community that benefits from our community’s disproportionately blessed retired talent.
  • We have in place a long-term team with fully-funded positions for 10+ various pastoral, administrative, and operational staff.


  • Master of Divinity, Theology, Philosophy or Arts degree from University of similar alignment with the Southern Baptist Convention’s 1963 BFAM, or Doctorate; or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Experience serving as an Ordained Pastor for ten-plus years (preferred); with 5 or more years as an Ordained Senior Pastor in a congregation with 500 or more in average attendance in 2023 (desired).
  • Evidence of material digital and strategic innovation in the ministry
  • Evidence of ministry growth from specific data points.
  • Experience with three or more church plants, including mission trips, over the previous ten (10) years.
  • Exceptional administration skills, including financial management, coaching, and leadership development
  • Public speaking and interpersonal communication skills
  • Exhibits a passion for God and a Christ-like spirit.
  • Possesses spiritual maturity as exemplified in his ministry, personal character, family witness, and example to the flock.
  • Possesses the leadership skills necessary to lead and manage KFBC ministerial staff, ministries and programs.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Willingness to sign a covenant regarding matters concerning social, governance, theological, and financial guidelines to guard the flock against secularization, regardless of your future beliefs, such as protections for:

    • Traditional family values & definition
    • Our children (on and off campus)
    • Our debt-free status
    • Against theological heresy
    • Pro-life
    • Baptist affiliation
  • Ability to write sermons, speeches, and articles using original or innovative techniques and style.
  • Directs efforts to reach out and witness to the lost and unchurched; supports local, regional and world missions.


Job Description

Provide spiritual leadership and accountability for the congregation and staff as well as overall leadership of the church and its ministries according to God’s Word, church goals, and the Bylaws of Kingwood First Baptist Church:


  • Seeking God’s will for KFBC through, for example:
    • Regular prayer and Bible study
    • Cultivating personal relationships with staff and lay leadership (e.g., the deacon body)
    • Community involvement: being visible in the local community and meeting with local Christian leaders at least quarterly
  • Developing and implementing strategies and plans to bring about God’s will for KFBC
    • Create clear milestones and measurable goals to promote alignment
    • Assess, discuss, and address the issues most relevant for our church today, similar to the Core Values exercise conducted Fall of 2023
    • Discuss ministry plan with staff and lay leadership, as well as the congregation
  • Preaching regularly on Sunday mornings and leading in observance of ordinances
  • Discipling:
    • Direct discipleship of senior KFBC staff and lay leadership
    • Promoting discipleship of the broader church family
  • Evangelizing and church planting: Actively promote efforts to spread the gospel in our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth
  • Administrating the church staff: supervise the work and ministries of ministerial staff and take a personal role where appropriate in areas such as:
    • The content and style of worship services, including sermons, music, and ordinance
    • Church-wide religious education programs and curriculums
    • Any retreats or other church-wide or sub-group gathering (Men’s, Women’s, Youth, Children’s)
    • Visiting members and prospects; visiting congregation in the midst of crises
  • Developing church staff: understand their spiritual gifts, strengths and career aspirations and ensure effective development plans are in place for professional growth and development.
  • Preparing and maintaining succession and contingency plans for all church leadership positions
  • Leading the deacons, church officers and committees as they perform their responsibilities
  • Cooperating with the associational, state and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; keep the church informed of denominational developments as applicable; represent KFBC in civic / community matters

Annual performance reviews:

To promote accountability and alignment, the Senior Pastor shall conduct the following performance reviews at least annually:

  • Senior Pastor performance review with the Personnel Committee or its replacement, with the review consisting of the following:
    • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as church growth and giving metrics, church plant statistics, number of members on mission trips, number of meetings with local leaders – whatever indicators the Senior Pastor and Personnel Committee (or its replacement) feel are relevant. If it’s measured, it’s done.
    • Written feedback from church staff, lay leadership, community religious leaders, and personal accountability partners.
    • Progress on ministry plan for KFBC (see above) as well as adjustments needed
    • Personal development areas for the church pastor
    • Development and succession plans for church staff
  • Church staff performance reviews for at least five staff members and all staff reporting directly to the Senior Pastor, covering the following:
    • KPIs (minimum three per ministry plus feedback from staff and accountability partners)
    • Ministry growth statistics and ministry plans
    • Staff development areas and development areas for any staff reporting to that staff member
    • 360 feedback, where relevant

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications and feel called to be a Senior Pastor in a church like Kingwood First Baptist, please submit your resume in PDF format by emailing: (you will receive an automated confirmation email)

Resumes will only be accepted from March 1, 2024 through May 31, 2024
Applicants should not follow up or expect communication until after June 1, 2024.

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Kingwood First Baptist Church

3500 Woodland Hills Drive

Kingwood, TX 77339



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