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Senior Pastor - New Hope Christian Church

Job type: Full-time

Category: Senior/Lead Pastor

Location: Jamaica, NY Post Date: April 18, 2017


The candidate will serve as an engaging communicator for two weekend services and deliver gospel-centered, applicable, and culturally-relevant messages to a diverse audience. This position will be expected to provide and communicate vision and direction to the staff and congregation while equipping leaders from within the church to implement that vision. The candidate will be required to lead the church in evangelism and discipleship with a heart to see people who have not heard the gospel be transformed into fully-committed followers of Jesus. The ideal candidate will work to ensure the health and stability of the congregation through organizational direction and administrative oversight, while shepherding and attending to the needs of the people as they are met through the various ministries of the church.


The successful candidate will be a dynamic communicator and will have a strong background and proven success in teaching, leadership development, discipleship and ministry strategy. The candidate will be a strong and prayerful leader who exhibits both humility and decisiveness. The candidate should be intrinsically people-oriented and able to minister in cross-cultural and urban settings. This individual should have a strong desire to see lives and communities transformed by the gospel and Christians mobilized to live out the Great Commission. It is preferable that the candidate is familiar with the challenges that face an ethnically and culturally diverse environment and an urban setting.

The successful individual will reflect the biblical qualifications for overseer in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Moreover, they will align doctrinally with the Baptist Faith and Message, 2000. Possession of at least a bachelor's degree is required, but a master's degree is preferred. The successful individual will be a self-starter, not requiring a great deal of supervision, with a solid work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done. This position requires minimum 5 years-experience in a ministry setting. The successful candidate will have proven pastoral experience with a track record of successfully being used by God to grow a ministry, preferably in a church setting of at least 200.

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