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Associate Pastor

The Shepherd Staff
Posted: 05/08/2024
Salary/Range: 55,000-70,000
Dalhart, TX

Shepherd Staff is honored to be working with First Baptist Church in Dalhart, Texas as they search for their next Associate Pastor. First Baptist Church holds immense potential, resonating with a sense of grandeur while maintaining a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere that feels just right for its members. This friendly and family-friendly congregation exudes a deep commitment to fostering a family-driven, close-knit community where individuals feel a sense of belonging and support.


First Baptist Church is seeking an Associate Pastor whose calling and passion will shape the final job description to align with the overarching needs of our ministry. This role is envisioned as a collaborative partnership alongside Pastor Michael, encompassing various areas of ministry, including support for Families, Students, and Music.


The ideal candidate will be:

  • Highly relational
  • Authentic
  • Has a passion for families and students
  • Biblically grounded in their faith
  • Has some experience and education in ministry
  • Engaging personality that can attract new volunteers and energize long-term volunteers without overpowering them
  • Views themselves as a partner in ministry for Pastor Michael
  • Adaptable
  • Servant Leader
  • Collaborator
  • Communicator



The Associate Pastor will work closely with Pastor Michael and other ministry leaders to identify and address specific needs within these areas. Responsibilities may include providing support and guidance to families as they navigate their spiritual journey, offering mentorship to students seeking to deepen their faith, and contributing to the worship experience through music ministry.


Much more detailed information is available to you after an initial consultation with Shepherd Staff. During that consultation, you should be able to articulate your provable experience as outlined above. Take the first step by clicking on the “Let’s Explore This” button to confidentially make us aware of your interest. By confidential, we mean that we won’t share your information or interest with this or any other church before a full discussion with you and your permission to do so.


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