Full Time Pastor

Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, a multi-generational body of believers, with approximately 150 active members is seeking a full-time senior pastor. Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church is in the community of Brightmoor, approximately 15 minutes northwest of downtown Detroit.  We will celebrate our 95th anniversary of proclaiming and declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ in 2021.

Job Description

The senior pastor is responsible for proclaiming and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Biblical revelation from scripture, and engaging in pastoral care ministries. The senior pastor will be required to provide effective leadership, development, support, and coaching to current and future spiritual leaders of the church.  He/she must be of high integrity and moral standards.

Principle Duties

  • Coordinate and plan with the worship ministry; conduct weekly worship services; prepare and deliver weekly sermons; lead in the observance of ordinances such as baptism and communion.

  • Follow adopted church policies as outlined in the Bylaws and Constitution of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church.

  • Provide administerial and spiritual oversight and direction for all ministries of the church;

  • Lead and manage Board through regular and consistent staff meetings;

  • Cooperate with committees;

  • Provide visionary leadership that aligns with attainable short and long-term goals;

  • Build momentum and growth for the church as a whole and its position in the community;

  • Cultivate an atmosphere of growth and learning for the church body, leadership, and ministerial staff;

  • Develop lay leaders to be able to biblically serve the church;

  • Visit and minister to the members as needs arise;

  • Visit and/or organize visitations to the sick, hospitalized, shut in, and elderly;

  • Officiate special occasions such as weddings, funerals, and baby blessings;

  • Have a vision and stewardship plan for the church properties and assets;

  • Be the outreach liaison promoting MVMBC as a strong resource in the community.

  • Be instrumental in guiding others to recognize their gifts and calling to serve


  • The Pastor shall have attended and graduated from an accredited college, theological seminary or divinity school

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a pastoral leadership position

  • Must have the heart of a Shepherd with a passion for God’s church, evangelism, discipleship, and missions

  • Love ministering through outreach, preaching and teaching the gospel

  • Final candidates must be willing to submit to a full background check.

Interested candidates meeting the above qualifications should complete the form below and an official application will be provided to you.

(313) 538-1355

15125 Burt Rd, Detroit, MI 48223, USA

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