Job Posting

Senior Pastor

Westfair Baptist Church

Jacksonville, IL



Westfair Ministries includes Westfair Baptist Church, Westfair Christian Academy (K-12), and Westfair Kiddie Kollege (Daycare). Our church also houses Jacksonville Deaf Bible Church. The church employs a full-time administrator for the school as well as teachers and church staff. We are a traditional independent Baptist church with a desire to have a greater impact on our community by telling them about Jesus and His salvation. We are currently seeking a senior pastor to oversee this ministry and to shepherd the spiritual welfare of its people.

Qualifications and desired characteristics:

  • Must be ordained and have at least 5 years of Pastoral experience and preaching
  • Administrative experience with a Christian school is desired
  • Ably, clearly, and insightfully communicate and preach from The Word of God as the Lord leads
  • Displays love for Christ and devotion to His Lordship including prayer and Bible study
  • Exhibits love for people as a servant, leader and a visionary
  • Displays leadership skills and works well with staff to foster teamwork and cooperation
  • Maintains healthy relationships exhibiting humility, kindness, truthfulness and transparency
  • Familiar with overseeing multiple ministries of the church
  • Exemplify the qualities and requirements listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-4
  • Demonstrate skill in evangelism, disciple making and relating to multiple generations
  • Will follow guidelines and Biblical standards set forth in our church constitution


To be determined based on qualifications, education and experience


More about Us:

Westfair Baptist Church is a debt free compassionate church with a good name in our city. We are a mission minded church that is conservative in theology and doctrinally sound relying on God’s Word as the final authority. We have an excellent Sunday service with an average attendance of 130 (200 before the pandemic). Our services are live streamed, music is blended to include hymns and contemporary worship songs. Our music also includes live instrumentalists and a choir. The Christian Academy and daycare have been in operation for 48 years and includes around 20 staff members. The newly renovated sanctuary and new parking lot along with a gym make this facility easy to enjoy. Jacksonville is also home to Illinois College which is ripe for evangelizing college students. We have several growth groups to allow ministry to continue throughout the week. In addition, we have children’s ministries and an updated nursery. Our Westfair family is looking forward to meeting the man God has chosen for this ministry.

How to Apply:

  1. Submit a cover letter telling us about your testimony, family and other information
  2. Submit a resume
  3. Submit links to your preaching/teaching
  4. Submit your statement of faith


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