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East Sedalia Baptist Church

East Sedalia Baptist Church (ESBC) has been providing a place for people to come and learn to follow Jesus since 1875. It is our purpose as a Church to honor our Lord Jesus by uniting together as His people in order that we might be encouraged to share the Gospel and meet the spiritual and physical needs of others locally, regionally, and globally.  We seek to connect East Sedalia with the life, community, and mission found in Jesus Christ.

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Pastor Position Description


The pastor is responsible to the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ; to teach the Bible; to engage in pastoral care ministries; connect with others within the congregation and community;  to provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life; and to act as a supervisor for the other paid staff.


Plan and conduct the worship services in collaboration with the Worship Minister; prepare and deliver sermons; and lead in the observance of the ordinances of baptism and the communion.

Lead the church in developing an effect ministry of outreach and witnessing by caring for persons within the community.

Visit church and community families including, but not limited to those in a nursing and care facilities, or homebound, in the hospital; and in the neighborhood.

Provide pastoral care for individuals, perform wedding ceremonies, and conduct funerals when requested.

Serve as the chairman of the Church Council, as defined in the ESBC constitution, to lead in the planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the total church ministries.

Develop and lead the deacons in the pastoral care ministry of the church.

Cooperate with association, state and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern.  Keep the church informed of denominational development.  Represent the church in civic and community matters.

Serve as the day to day administrator of the church ministries in cooperation with the Deacons, committees, church officers, and other paid church staff.

Provide regular office hours and days off, so you will be available to church and community members.

Look for other ways to assist in reaching the individuals, families, and others of the church and community.


Those interested should submit 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter, and 3) preaching examples through video links, if possible.   You can send these to the Church Office at