LAST UPDATE 4/21/14 (Added 1)


BESIDES PASTORS, SOME OF THE CHURCHES LISTED NEED SCHOOL TEACHERS, YOUTH PASTORS ETC.


TO CHURCHES LOOKING FOR A PASTOR or WORKER

In today’s society, it is very important that you check out the background of any prospective church worker including a pastoral candidate.   Pedophiles know where to find children, ungodly men know how to abuse authority.  False accusations due occur, but from experience in running this database for the past 17 years or so, we need to be more careful than ever.  Do all that you can to protect your children.  One of the qualifications for a pastor is:

OF GOOD BEHAVIOR-GOOD REPORT

(Webster’s 1828: Behaviour, it expresses external appearance or action)  A pastor must both have manners in his actions, speech, and dress.  The Scriptures themselves can be offensive enough without the man of God being offensive in his actions, speech, and dress.  A man’s coworkers, neighbors, acquaintances will know if this is true.  How does a man treat his neighbors?  How does a man treat the normal person around him.  If he has a bad name (a rightfully earned one), he should not pastor.  Is he a consistent hugger (he SHOULDN’T be!)? Does he take liberties that a man in his position should not take?  There are many warning signs check them out!  These are things that are very important for us to check out.

(1 Corinthians 7:1   Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.  Proverbs 6:29  So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.  Genesis 20:6  And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.  Ruth 2:9  Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.  Psalm 112:5  A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.  Proverbs 5:20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?  Proverbs 11:22  As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.)

This is a clear admonition to Do a background, neighbor, former church check-up (This is for folks that are considering a man they do not know)!  These positions MUST be held to higher standards to protect the flock and the children in the flock.

ANOTHER CONSIDERATION

The men that send their resume's to churches are praying over that contact.  If you know somebody is not going to be considered for the pastorate you have listed, please let them know.   You do not have to tell them the reason, but do let them know that you are no longer considering them.  This is a proper thing to do (decently and in order!).


WARNING FOR PREACHERS SEEKING A PASTORATE

This admonition comes from a Like minded preacher of 30 plus years in our Lord’s service:

“Warn the pastoral candidates about the unscrupulous ways of many churches not following the biblical principles in regard to Pastors. After serving some 30 years in nine churches, I can assure you that some churches get exactly what they bargain for.  I have worked honestly and fervently to build churches and always try to help them find a suitable pastor when I leave. However many churches seem to desire the liberals over honest and sincere administrations and preaching.

I have never taken a church solely on it’s pay package, but I have pastored small and poor as well as wealthy and large churches. The people make the church not just the Pastor, if their hearts are honest with God, He will bless and care for the church. A bad pastor is a large part of the failures but the people are the consideration as well. Many want God to keep the preacher humble and they strive to keep him poor.  Most churches I speak to are looking for just an honest preacher, others want a trained lap dog.

Preacher, make sure it is God’s will!”


If you find a church that has filled the listed position,

PLEASE let me know.  


NEWEST LISTINGS ARE ON THE TOP


(P.S. If you require a certain salary,  DON’T TAKE OR LOOK FOR A PASTORATE TILL YOU GET YOUR HEART RIGHT WITH GOD! If you don’t meet the qualifications for a pastor listed in Timothy & Titus wait until you are qualified.  If you cannot meet the qualifications, God has not called you to the pastorate)


ASSOCIATE PASTOR NEEDED

We are praying for God's man.  We need to hire an Associate Pastor whose primary function would be to run our School (Temple Baptist Academy).  We operate primarily as a local Church school - though we do have students from other Independent Baptist Churches.  We are King James in our Bible, closed in our Supper, and loving in our ministry.  We are absolutely NOT Calvinistic, not Ruckmanite, not easy-believism, not anti-repentance.  We are a pre-trib, Pre-millennial, Bible Preaching, soul winning and people loving Baptist Church.

We are looking for someone who will allow God to give them a vision and passion for the school as well as for the ministries of Temple Baptist Church.  We need a man who will labor along side our Pastor to reach this community for Christ.  This man must be saved and Scripturally Baptized, and he must be married.  Carnally speaking, I would love to see a retired military man or something similar; but I know that God has a man in mind and is preparing him specifically for this ministry.

If you would like more information, please email me at

pastor@tbcwichita.com

PASTOR CON R HOWERTON

KJB,UNAFFILIATED

TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH

1826 W MAPLE ST

WICHITA KS 67213

http://www.tbcwichita.com     tbcwichita@gmail.com

SS 10,SM 11,SN 6,W 7

(4/21/14)


YOUTH LEADER NEEDED

we are in need of a Youth Leader for our church. We can offer a parsonage with all utilities paid and $100 per week. Experience helpful, no college degree necessary just a heart for youth and teens. Married preferred. We run a small bible college so we can provide biblical training.

TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH

ROSEVILLE MI 48066

contact Pastor Green @ 586-773-6090 or cell 586-303-7888


NEEDS PASTOR

KJB

KINGS VALLEY CHAPEL

PO BOX 14

NEW VINEYARD ME 04956

196 SALEM RD

IN KINGFIELD ME

(207) 652-2590 CH

http://kingsvalleychapel.org

SS 9,SM 10


NEEDS PASTOR

KJB

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH

50 ST RITAS LANE

COHOES NY 12047

(518) 506-2991 CH

http://www.heritageny.com

SS 10,SM 11,SN 6,W 7


NEEDS PASTOR

We are looking for a part time Pastor to lead our congregation, that will hopefully grow into a full time position.  We are conservative in all aspects of worship and service by using traditional hymns and the KJV version of the Bible.  We are a missions minded church eager to be the light of truth in the Gardner area.      

Contact Mark at mkgionet@netscape.net

KJB

FIRST BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH

7 CHURCH ST

GARDNER MA 01440

(978) 632-4024 CH

http://www.fbbcgardner.org

SS 10,SM 11,SN 6,W 7


CHURCH PLANTING HELP

A man, single or with family, to move with us to a city in the

OZARKS OF ARKANSAS

to help plant a traditional, conservative, New Testament Baptist Church.  Must work a job, or have your own support for probably the first two years.  Cannot be lazy.  Must already be a soulwinner, grounded in doctrine.  Must be a BAPTIST.  Be ready to preach and teach.  I am a Missionary/Church Planter.  My wife and I are doing survey work now and planning to hold our first service in mid April.

I realize this is no ordinary need.  If God moves you to call me, we can talk and pray together, and maybe meet.

Brother Ken Pennington, Missionary/Church Planter

ntchurchplanting@gmail.com   (870) 202-9258 CH


NEEDS FULL TIME REFORMERS UNANIMOUS COORDINATOR

We are in the beginning of starting a live in facility for families that have addicitions. We are in need of a couple our Lord would burden to come to the Ozarks of Arkansas and oversee our Reformers Unamious ministry. The responsibilities would be to provide 24 hour accountability to the families that will be staying in the cottages, as well as overseeing Friday night R.U. meetings and Miracle Valley Crafts (the workplace for those in the program). Will also have the resposibility of overseeing the volunteers that it takes to operate the R.U. ministry.

Will be able to provide a nice home and utilites, as well as a partial salary. Will need to have additional income from other source for a period of time. Once the ministry is fully established it should be able to fully support those involved full-time in it's ministry.

Must love the Lord and His Church! We are an Independent, fundamental, KJV only, baptist church that sings from the hymns.

We are wholly local church minded and reject any organized fellowship as a means to do the work our Lord only gave His churches. We are a small church in number but big in heart and ministry.

If you feel God would use you for this ministry please contact:

PASTOR KENNY HICKS

WHITE RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH

HC 33 BOX 50

ST PAUL AR 72760

18830 HWY 16 in WITTER

(479) 677-2023


NEEDS PASTOR

KJB

NEW FOUNTAINHEAD BAPTIST CHURCH

179 OLD PELHAM RD

BAINBRIDGE GA 39817

CONTACTS:

Call Chuck Carson (229) 726-7658

Send Resume to:

lynncarson44@yahoo.com


NEEDS PASTOR

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH

PO BOX 198

SR 23

KNOX IN 46534

(574) 772-2128 CH


PASTOR NEEDED

LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH

425 MAPLE ST

WALSENBURG CO 81089

Our building is owned free and clear.  We use the King James Bible and traditional music. We are not Calvinist or Baptist briders, nor are we a  501(c)3  government church. We are a small congregation so outside support will be necessary or someone drawing retirement. Local Bi-Vocational work is not available due to the limited job market. We do provide a housing allowance. Our current pastor is leaving because of health reasons but will try to stay on until a replacement is found. if you feel God calling you to small town Colorado please send a doctrinal statement and three letters of reference and resume to:   Pastor Richard Scott 402 Colorado Ave. Walsenburg Colorado 81089. You may e-mail your doctrinal statement and resume to coloradopastor11@yahoo.com the letters of reference needs to be mailed to include a contact number for each person giving the references. If you have any further questions call Pastor Scott at (719) 214-2631


PASTOR NEEDED

MADAWASKA GOSPEL CHURCH

125 25TH AVE

MADAWASKA ME 04756

http://www.madawaskagospelchurch.com

Our pastor, of over ten years, has been called to a church in the south. The pastor we are seeking should have interpersonal and communication skills. As the spiritual leader of our congregation, we desire our pastor to have a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ, to be Biblically faithful and preach the Word of God, so those who have no hope may come to know the Only Hope. In addition, we as believers desire to be equipped and encouraged by our Pastor’s teaching to reach out to others with the Good News. Empowering members to use their gifts with holy boldness, involving them in the ministry, we desire a Pastor who will model and forecast Gods desire to use us to expand His Kingdom beyond our four walls. We seek a Pastor who will love and lead us in his roles of servant, supporter, advocate, and administrator. We desire authentic relationship with our Pastor and one another, as we serve God together and spread the love of Christ throughout our community via our services and ministries.  The Madawaska Gospel Church is an established church of over 35 years and would have similarities to a Baptist background. The sanctuary seats approximately 150 people. The fellowship hall has a kitchen, nursery, and room for classes, activities, and shared meals.  This is a multi-cultural church with American and Canadian members, located in the St. John valley in northern Maine.

Please send resume to:

Guy Cyr

#148, 26th Ave

Madawaska Maine 04756

E-mail: madawaskagospelchurch@gmail.com


NEEDS PASTOR

It is a bi-vocational position. Resumes can be emailed to the church (gracebaptistofcleveland@hotmail.com) or mailed to the church address which is 300 E Cherokee, Cleveland OK 74020. For more information they can call me (Richard Perkins) at 918-728-5467 or the church treasurer, Nathan McGrew at 918-261-9789.

KJB,UNAFFILIATED

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

300 E CHEROKEE

CLEVELAND OK 74020


NEEDS ASSISTANT/YOUTH PASTOR

 An old fashioned Baptist Church that sings traditional songs.  We are looking for someone to help with the music and the Young Adults.

Our former Assistant Pastor was here for 5 years and has been called to Pastor and leaves with a good record.  The Church has a good spirit and this is a great opportunity.

PASTOR DENNIS WALKER

KJB

OPEN DOOR BAPTIST CHURCH

5097 HWY 98 W

SUMMIT MS 39666

(601) 276-9791 CH

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FOR 1ST-12TH GRADE

(Near MCCOMB)


MINISTRY INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE

PASTOR JAMES UTTER

KJB

FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

20 NORTH STACY AVE

MILES CITY MT 59301

(406) 234-2110 CH

http://www.fellowshipbaptistmc.org


MACEDONIAN CALL TO START A CHURCH

Wanted someone called of God with an Independent, Fundamental, Baptist, KJB, pre-trip Rapture convictions to come to start a local Church in a

WASHINGTON COUNTY GA

(22,000 plus people) where there is not such. You will start with one couple with such convictions. Send resume to: BruceJHaller@Gmail.com or call (478) 348-3421  


NEEDS YOUTH PASTOR

WE ARE I NEED OF A YOUNG AT HEART COUPLE TO WORK WITH OUR YOUTH. NO EXPERIENCE, NO PROBLEM. WE ARE WILLING TO HELP YOU AS YOU HELP US. OUR LOCATION IS 20 MILES SOUTH OF ROCKFORD, IL. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PAY SOMEONE AT THIS TIME HOWEVER; THE RIGHT PERSON WILL GET CHANCES TO PREACH AND LEARN FROM AN EXPERIENCED CHURCH PLANTER. WILL ALSO CONSIDER A BAPTIST COLLEGE STUDENT.

PASTOR AL ROOSE

KJB, UNAFFILIATED

NEW BEGINNINGS BAPTIST CHURCH,

305 N GROVE ST

PO BOX 220

CRESTON IL 60113

(815) 384-3194 CH

http://mynbbc.org

al.roose@yahoo.com


NEEDED LABOURERS

NEEDED PASTOR

We are seeking to presently establish the H.O.P.E. Baptist Christ Church Plant. I am functioning as the pastor through the commission of Grace Independent Baptist Church, Ocean Springs, MS. We just took on our first missionary. We are presently seeking laborers. I am prayerfully looking for God called qualified laborers to help plant the H.O.P.E. Baptist Christ Church Plant in Washington County, GA. I am looking for God called, qualified, teachable, spiritual and scriptural leaders, who are either called to church planting, the pastorate wanting additional on hands training, evangelism involving learning to or helping to plant a local Church, the music ministry, older seasoned believers, who want to help or just God’s people of any age interested in working with an evangelistic team to plant a Fundamental Independent, Baptist, KJV local Church plant, where there never has been a successful one.

INTERIM PASTOR/PLANTER EVANGELIST BRUCE HALLER

H.O.P.E. BAPTIST CHRIST CHURCH

WASHINGTON COUNTY GA

(478) 348-3421 HM

EvangelistHaller@gmail.com


NEEDED YOUTH/ASSOCIATE PASTOR

PASTOR DAVID J MOORE

KJB

COLLEGE

KEYSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH

E10003A TROUT RD

WISCONSIN DELLS WI 53965

(608) 254-2063 CH

This currently would be part time position.  Duties would include starting a Wed. night kids club, ongoing youth program, witnessing, counseling, Pastoral support and assistance, regular monthly preaching opportunities.  Please call 608-254-2063 or email resume to pastor@keystonebaptistchurch.com

(3/10/13)


BOARDING SCHOOL FOR AT-RISK BOYS NEEDS WORKERS

We are a small IFB-based boarding school for at-risk teenage boys.  We are looking for folks who feel a calling to work with at-risk youths - folks who walk right, talk right, live right, and read the right Bible - KJV.

We need help with secretarial duties, tutoring, grounds maintenance, supervision of chores and recreational activities, etc.  We would prefer an individual or a married couple who would be flexible and be willing to help out in whatever areas are needed.  Due to our location, it is best for staff members to live on the property.  Full-time staff members have their own living quarters (their own small cabin) where they may reside rent-free (the academy also takes care of the utilities).

PRINCIPAL JR THOMPSON

KJB

BLUE CREEK ACADEMY

A MINISTRY OF BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH OF BELVA, WV

PO BOX 67

BELVA WV 26656

(304) 935-1093 SCHOOL     (304) 632-1870 CH

http://www.bluecreekacademy.net    principal@bluecreekacademy.net


NEEDS PASTOR

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

10955 N LAKE ST

PAVILION NY 14525

(585) 584-3179 CH

http://firstbaptistpavilion.weebly.com

PAVILION BAPTIST SCHOOL


NEEDS YOUTH PASTOR

We are a small congregation, but growing. I am praying that God would send us a young couple take over the youth department. We are not able to pay anyone at this time, however the opportunity here for the right person. Look forward to hearing from you.

PASTOR SHAWN CUTHBERTSON

KJB

LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH

8454 HWY 79 S

PINE BLUFF AR 71603

(870) 489-6546

http://www.libertypinebluff.com     broshawn7291@gmail.com

(2/11/13)


MACEDONIAN CALL: CHURCH PLANTER NEEDED

KJB, FUNDAMENTAL

BISMARCK, ND

We are in need of Independant Baptist Churches

that preach KJB and sing the old hymns.

I have found only one and it's so crowded there

isn't enough room for our family.  We need

a good church planting pastor.  There a more families

besides mine looking for a church.

Snickles_us@yahoo.com

(2/11/13)


NEEDS ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Christian school seeking organized teacher and motivator with a desire to change lives. School is fully accredited by ACSI from preschool through sixth grade. Applicant should have a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or certification as a teacher. Consideration will be made if the graduating college is recognized by ACSI. Additional coursework will be required. Salary range $25,000-$35,000 full benefits, vacation and 403b retirement program. Our church is a Conservative, Traditional, Independent, KJB, Baptist, church, none other need inquire.

PASTOR DR MICHAEL STODDARD

KJB

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

111 ASH ST

EAST HARTFORD CT 06108

(860) 290-6696 EXT 307

school@newtestamentbaptistchurch.com http://www.newtestamentbaptistchurch.com

http://www.ntbcs.net

(2/11/13)


YOUTH PASTOR NEEDED

Couple needed to build a strong youth ministry for a new Church Plant!  We are about 5 months old and the Lord has blessed us with about 20 in service on Sunday and the youth at our Church is growing!  We are really starting to fill up our Church fast and we are in need of a couple to work to take it to the next level!  This is a bi-vocational position but will work into a full time position in the future.

SOLID ROCK INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH

MAILING ADD:

3213 NW 47TH ST

OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73112

PHYSICAL ADD:

6441 N. MARTIN LUTHER KING AVE

OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73111

(405) 230-2938 CH

SOLIDROCKIBC@YAHOO.COM

http://solidrockibc.weebly.com

(2/11/13)


NEEDS MISSIONARY PASTOR

KJB

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

CHURCH OAK BANK

ANDOVER, HAMPSHIRE  SP10 SBX

ENGLAND

http://www.myspace.com/gracebaptistchurch

robert_proia@hotmail.com

SM 11,SS 6,SN 630, TH 730

(3/26/12)


NEEDS PASTOR

KJB

FAMILY BAPTIST CHURCH

PO BOX 20071

BARRIGADA, GU  96921

GUAM

DEDEDO, 96915

(671) 632-4929

http://www.familybaptistofguam.com     info@familybaptistofguam.com

SS 9,SM 10,SN 5,W 7

BUS,MASTERS CLUB

BIBLE INSTITUTE

ANDERSON AFB


NEEDS SCHOOL TEACHER

NEEDS MUSIC/YOUTH PASTOR

We have a small Christian school at our church and are in need of another teacher.  We are currently using the ABeka DVD school system.  Being a small school, we are looking for someone that has educational experience in handling the classroom, but that can also deal with the multi-tasking aspect of managing the different grades.

If I had a choice, my ideal teacher for our present need would be someone who may be recently retired that had been involved in teaching for a longer period of time, possibly in a larger school.  Maybe they retired because of the fast paced nature of larger schools, but might still have the energy and a desire to educate and influence children.  Potentially they would consider a smaller, much more relaxed setting that would allow them to continue teaching. This doesn’t mean this is the only type of person we would consider, but just a possibility.

The need is immediate, so the potential could be to start quickly or maybe even at the first of the new year.

We also have a good job market here for a spouse that might need employment.  Like any other school, we not only want the right person for the job, we also want a person that is good at what they do!  They are educating and influencing our children.

We also have need of a youth/music pastor, but are not currently able to pay a full time salary.

PASTOR STEPHEN HENDERSON

KJB

HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH

2615 FARM BUREAU RD

MANHATTAN, KS  66502

MEETING INSIDE THE MIDTOWN PLAZA

(785) 539-8174 CH

(785) 537-7148 HM

http://jointheharvest.org

jointheharvest@sbcglobal.net

(2/11/13)


NEEDED SONG LEADER/YOUTH LEADER

This (or these) is a not fulltime position (s).  We are a new church (LESS THAN A YEAR OLD) currently running 40-50.  

We use traditional music in our services.  We need both a song leader and a youth worker.

They could be the same person or two different people. If interested contact:

PASTOR DEL ROGERS

KJB

CHAMPION BAPTIST CHURCH

1420 S NARCOOSSEE RD

ST CLOUD, FL  34771

(407) 353-7411 CH

http://www.CHAMPIONBAPISTCHURCH@YAHOO.COM

pastordelbertrogers@gmail.com

SS 10, SM 11, SN 6, W 7

(2/11/13)


SPANISH SPEAKING PASTOR NEEDED

PASTOR CLIFFORD W MIDDLEBROOKS

KJB

BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH

424 BROADWAY

GOODLAND, KS 67735

We need a man (called of God to pastor) who would be willing to start a Spanish speaking church here.

Prefer a Latino, must be willing to work a job while building the church. We already have a building here (in the English speaking church).

Contact: Clifford Middlebrooks (Pastor, Bible Baptist Church) 785-821-0969 or biblebaptistchurchgoodland@yahoo.com

(2/15/13)



THERE ARE MANY MORE CHURCHES ON THIS WEBSITE THAT DON’T HAVE A PASTOR LISTED.  I DO NOT KNOW IF THEY HAVE A PASTOR, THEY MAY OR MAY NOT, WORTH CHECKING OUT IF YOU HAVE A BURDEN FOR A SPECIFIC AREA.  JUST GO TO EACH STATE AND DO A SEARCH FOR THE CITIES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN CHECKING OUT.



The following is a sermon that I prepared a few years back and thought I would share it.  I do realize not everybody holds the positions that I uphold in this message, but this is my convictions that I hold according to the Word of God.  I do have friends in the ministry that do not hold to all these positions, and all the churches listed in this database may not hold to all these positions.


PASTORAL QUALIFICATIONS,  A MUST FOR THE PASTOR!

(P.S. These are not the websites qualifications, these are the qualifications as set by God Almighty in His precious and perfect Word - if you have any arguments, don’t sent them to me, speak to Him!)

Word Biblical Word Study of Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9


The qualifications of a pastor are important.  All of these come with time.  Some cannot be acquired due to  events in a man’s life that disqualifies him.  It is important to understand the qualifications how God intended them.


MUST BE  “

Must Be” is easily seen as imperative and binding, it is a command from the highest authority.

The same Greek word is used referring to what Jesus must do in order to pay-in-full the gift of eternal life:  Acts 17:3, Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.)

Matthew 16:21  From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

The qualifications listed are not good things for a pastor (or any mature Christian man) to have, these are necessary qualifications a man must have to qualify for the pastorate and to maintain the pastorate once he is called to it. God unequivocally lays down what a man MUST BE taking all the guess work and human reasoning out.  Please remember, this is the qualifications of the Pastorate, not the Sunday School teacher, not the Usher, not the Evangelist, but the Pastor.  (Some of these same qualifications do however belong to the deacons).

I.  MUST not BE’s: Negative DISQUALIFICATIONS For The PASTOR

A.  Must not be SELF-WILLED



The pastor cannot be a man that seeks his own desires, but one whose concern is for the happiness of the flock so they will multiply, and thus please the owner of the flock:

Samuel 17:34-35  34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.  Ephesians 6:6  Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;).  A man that has not reproduced sheep is not yet fit to pastor (a soulwinner, not just growing by transfer’s and trades from another man’s flock).  Luke 8:14  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.   James 4:3  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. John 15:8  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  One of the things that have crept into Baptist (Non-Protestant) churches today is the Presbyterian (Protestant) doctrine of Calvinism (TULIP-Sovereign Grace). This is a doctrine of self-willed men, not God willed men:  2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. This doctrine thwarts God’s will as it stifles the soul-winning mandate that a man of God should have.  This is even more disconcerting when considering the history of persecution by John Calvin against Bible Believers (Baptist) and also against those that did not believe at all:

Calvin on Baptist:  “...all that filth and villainy...mad dogs who vomit their filth against the majesty of God and want to pervert all religion. Must they be spared?” (Oct. 16, 1555).  Calvin hated the Anabaptists and called them “henchmen of Satan.” And he said: “Anabaptists and reactionists should be alike put to death.” Four men who disagreed with him on who should be admitted to the Lord’s Supper were beheaded, quartered, and their body parts hung in strategic locations in Geneva as a warning to others.  He burned Michael Servetus (for rejecting infant baptism and for denying Christ’s deity). Calvin wrote, “One should not be content with simply killing such people, but should burn them cruelly.”

Acts 2:47  Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added

to the church daily such as should be saved.  Notice, God didn’t say, “As many as were elected,” but as many as should be saved.” Once they are saved, they become the elect.  You don’t become an elected official until you are given the office.  You cannot force anybody into an elected office!

B.  Must NOT BE soon ANGRY

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A man that is quick to jump to bad conclusions is not qualified for the pastorate:  James 1:19  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:  Jesus was angry at certain things but He responded in the right way (or righteous way):  John 2:15-16  15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;  16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not My Father’s house an house of merchandise.  The pastor is not to be any different, he must respond appropriately or he will develop a skittish, nervous, untrusting flock.  1 Peter 3:13  13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; He cannot afford to be a grudge holder or bitter about things that have or are happening to him.  Romans 12:19  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

C.  Must NOT BE given to WINE

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The clear instruction here is that a man is not even supposed to use intoxicating drink as a beverage. The Bible warns the kings:  Proverbs 31:4-5  4  It is not for kings,

O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.  The Bible warns the priests and prophets: Isaiah 28:7  But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.  The Bible reminds us, as a born again believer, we are the Kings, priest & prophets:  Revelation 1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to Him be glory and dominion

for ever and ever. Amen.  Mark 16:15  ... Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  The pastor should never be in the position where his judgment and decisions at home or at church are impaired due to things he puts in his body.

E.  Must NOT BE a STRIKER

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Revelation 8:12  And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, ... A man should not be prone to pushed to a point where he strikes out with physically violence during disagreements. A man needs to have the ability to assess the situation and react in a productive way. A man should not be reactionary, he must assess situations and decide the best route of resolve.  Luke 6:29  And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.  Acts 23:3  Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?  1 Corinthians 8:12  But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.

F.  Must NOT BE a BRAWLER

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A Pastor needs to lead people to be peacemakers among the sheep, not leading them to be contentious.  Colossians 3:21  Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.  2 Timothy 2:24  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, A man that looks for fights cannot have an effective ministry to the flock.  A man that teaches others to look for a fight is not fit to pastor.  Fear of God and chastisement is important, but terror should not be part of the ministry.  Titus 3:9  But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

G.  Must NOT BE GREEDY nor COVETOUS of FILTHY LUCRE

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A man that covets wordly things of that which he has not will be prone to impropriety with money and or possessions.  He can never feed the flock of God as he should because his pursuits are not for them, but himself. His messages, plans and pursuits will be geared towards this end of self-gratification.  2 Timothy 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 1 John 2:15-16  15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  If the main concern of a pastoral candidate is the money or paycheck, it is a clear sign that he is not willing to trust God to meet his needs.

II.  MUST BE’s: Positive QUALIFICATIONS for the PASTOR

A. MUST BE TEMPERATE

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This word means to have dominion over; having control over.  It is the quality of self-control.  1 Peter 4:11  If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. A man needs to be Strong and masterful in self-control in all areas of life.  This is what the pastor needs to be able to protect his people.  This is occurs with a rightly prioritized and balanced Christian life.  A shepherd must carefully plan the paths of his flock.  He cannot take off running at the sight

of a wolf or lion or make over corrections in hind sight.  Ephesians 4:14  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  Matthew 23:4  For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

B.  MUST BE BLAMELESS as the STEWARD

1.  BLAMELESS

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The man seeking to be a pastor cannot be in the process of ironing out his problems, they should already be ironed out.  Luke 1:6  And they were both [Zacharias & Elisabeth] righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.  Philippians 2:15  That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

2.  As The STEWARD

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Clearly the pastor must realize first that it is not his congregation or work but God’s.  He must also correctly preach and teach God’s word -- the way God intended.  A pastor must be able to use God’s word in discerning spiritual matters and also in physical matters pertaining to the sheep.  Until a man is able to do this he is not qualified to pastor.  This would include an above-board life and finances.  He should show a pattern of sound business practices.  Luke 12:42  And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?  1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

C.  MUST BE a LOVER OF and GIVEN TO HOSPITALITY

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A man must love people, this is a requirement.  A pastor should desire to have church members over as guests (invited or uninvited), this is his ministry:  Galatians 6:10  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.  He should have a genuine concern for all peoples and have a desire to help them.  He also however must love the stranger and be hospitable to them too.  1 Peter 4:9  Use hospitality one to another without grudging.  Matthew 25:35  For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: For a flock to grow, they must learn fellowship from the pastor.  Acts 2:42-46  42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.  43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.  44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;  45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,  Romans 12:10  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; The pastor needs to spend more time with the sheep and less time with those out of the flock.

D.  MUST BE VIGILANT

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The man of God needs always to be on guard, scripturally proving what he and others pertaining to the ministry are doing.  He needs to be cautious, prudent, and watchful in the protection of the sheep entrusted to him.  2 Timothy 4:5  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.  A pastor needs to see the symptoms of the sheep and step in and deal with the problems before they get out of hand.  A pastor needs to be aware of that which is affecting the flock from outside the flock and deal with those problems quickly as well.  He must know when the whole flock needs an inoculation (preaching) and when individuals in the flock need an inoculation (individual correction).  He must exercise church discipline when it is needed.  Hebrews 12:11  Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.  A true pastor will be very hesitant to believe in something IF it is possible for SATAN to counterfeit it.  He will be on guard to the extent that he will occasionally have to caution people about their beliefs or their experiences.  Isaiah 8:20  To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.  2 Corinthians 7:9-10  9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.  10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

E.  MUST BE a LOVER of GOOD MEN

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He needs to recognize the signs of the type of person wanting the individualized attention to obtain greater things in the Christian life.  2 Timothy 2:2  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  A pastor needs to know who to appoint to what position.  Who to give authority too, who to place his trust in for the better care of the flock.  A pastor needs to be able to surround himself with good men both inside and outside the church.  A pastor needs outside counsel and fellowship of other pastors:  Proverbs 11:14  Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.  Proverbs 15:22  Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.  1 Kings 12:6-13   6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?  7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.  8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him: 9 And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter?  10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins.  11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.  12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day.  13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men’s counsel that they gave him;  Leviticus 19:32  Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

F.  MUST BE SOBER

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A pastor needs to be a man of balance not going off on tangents.  He needs to calmly look upon each situation and measure it according to Scripture.  He needs not to be swayed by feelings nor by other outside controlling factors such as drugs or alcohol or “popular” opinion.  Titus 2:2  That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.  1 Corinthians 14:20  Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.  The sober man is not under the control of external influences, he is not given to excesses; he knows his limits.  Thus he is able to keep his fellow-Christians within the proper bounds of the Law, both in his preaching and counseling.  1 Corinthians 6:12  All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

G.  MUST BE JUST

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A man must be a fair man.  He must seek correct judgment.  Psalm 82:2  How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.  He must be able to look at both sides of an issue and come up with the just solution:  John 7:24  Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.  A man can have his favorite friends, but he must not let his judgment be clouded because of them.  Colossians 4:1  Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.  James 5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.  Psalm 25:9  The meek will He guide in judgment: and the meek will He teach his way.  Proverbs 19:28  An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.  Proverbs 21:3  To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.  Proverbs 24:23  These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.  John 5:30  I can of Mine own self do nothing: as I hear,

I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me.  John 7:51  Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?  Acts 7:35  This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.

H.  MUST BE HOLY

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This is a man’s fellowship with God.  A man must needs be consecrated to God, set apart for His use.  This is the one element that determines how good of a conduit of  God’s power a man will be.  1 Timothy 2:8, I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.  1 John 2:4-6, 4 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in Him.  5 But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him.  6 He that

saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.  If a man has no communication with God, The Chief Shepherd, the care of the flock will grievously suffer.

I.  MUST BE HOLDING FAST the FAITHFUL WORD

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A man must have his faith in the Word of God as completely inerrant and unable to be improved upon at all.  If his faith is not complete in this area how will he be able to guide the flock in God’s will?  Matthew 6:24, No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  The Bible claims it is perfect, the man must hold that it is perfect (not that it was prefect!).  1 Thessalonians 2:13,  For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.  A man when asked, “Where is the perfect Word of God?”  Should be able to hold up and show you a perfect copy:  Psalm 12:6-7, 6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

In the English pastorate, it can be easily proven that this is the KJV because it is the only Bible with the Textus Receptus and the Masoretic Text underlying it. If a man cannot hold up a Bible and say it is the perfect word of God without error, what is his authority?  He is his own authority by his own interpretation (or any other man’s interpretation), the Bible warns against that!:  2 Peter 1:19-21, 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:  20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.  21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.  It was not just perfect in the originals, it still is perfect today, and it will be forever!

J.  MUST EXHORT

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A pastor must be able to encourage the flock to serve God and do right through all adversities and persecutions.  He must help the hurting to heal and to encourage the faithless to have faith.  Romans 12:1, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  1 Thessalonians 3:2, And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:  2 Corinthians 1:4, Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.  A man should have a spirit of encouragement, not a spirit of a defeatist.  He needs to have the spirit of a team captain, leading them to believe in victory no matter the odds:  Romans 8:31, What shall we then say to these things?  If God be for us, who can be against us?  1 Corinthians 15:55-57, 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.  57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.  1 Samuel 17:29, And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?  Exodus 32:26, Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD’s side?  Let him come unto me.  And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

K.  MUST HAVE GOOD BEHAVIOUR & A GOOD REPORT

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A man must have manners in his actions, speech, and dress.  The Scriptures themselves can be offensive enough without the man of God being offensive.  How a man treats his neighbors, coworkers, acquaintances will show his true behaviour and report.  When a man has earned a bad reputation (a truly earned one), he is disqualified as pastor.  A man should not be a consistent hugger of the opposite sex.  Does a man take liberties that a man in his position should not take?  There are many warning signs, we need to check them out:  1 Corinthians 7:1, Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.  Proverbs 6:29, So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.  Genesis 20:6, And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.  Ruth 2:9, Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.  Psalm 112:5, A good man ...  will guide his affairs with discretion.  The Ability to Avoid words, actions, and attitudes which will result in undesirable consequences.  Proverbs 5:20, And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?  This is a clear admonition to Do a background check by checking with neighbors & former places of employment (This is a must for folks that are considering a man they do not know)!  This position MUST be held to higher standards to protect the flock and the children in the flock.

H.  MUST NOT BE A NOVICE

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This does not mean that he has to have previously been a lead pastor!  But he must be proven as a leader.  Although David the boy was not a “pastoral” candidate, he was a candidate for authority.  He was the only true warrior and leader in the group including the people chosen King Saul. A leader must be proven:  1 Samuel 17:36, Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.  This does not mean that he has to have a formal college education.  None of the first pastors of the church did, and even Jesus wouldn’t meet that qualification.  You can have a formal education, but it is NOT a qualification, experience is!  Jesus had the traits a true leader needs, and that is a servant’s heart.  If a man has not a servant’s heart even with knowledge of the Word of God, he is a novice, he hasn’t learned the first requirement of leadership:  Luke 22:26, But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.  1 Peter 5:5, Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.  Age is not a sign of a novice.  A young man with a family can meet these qualifications.  The question is how godly is he, how much of the Word of God does he know and practice.  How long has the person been saved, and how mature are they in their salvation.  1 Timothy 4:12, Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.  2 Timothy 3:15,  And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.