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Senior/Lead Pastors

Lead Pastor

Laurel Community Church
Posted: 05/15/2024
Salary/Range: $75,000 - $100,000
Hillsboro, OR

Laurel Community Church: 

We are a caring, Christ-centered, Biblical church with deep roots in our community. Our congregation is family oriented, active in various ministries, and consists of many growing and mature believers. Our church emphasizes missions, prayer, worship, fellowship, disciple-making, and spiritual growth. 


Here is our mission statement: “Laurel Community Church exists to worship God and live out the love and teaching of Jesus Christ.” 


We have a number of flourishing ministries including a youth group, Life Groups, Bible studies, VBS (which attracts between 80 – 100 children), a 5-day a week preschool, and Laurel on the Lawn – a community outreach. Our average Sunday attendance is 122. Over 50% of our congregation actively volunteers in some ministry capacity. We also actively support home grown missionaries working with ETeam Global, Wycliffe Bible Translators, and Cru, in addition to other local and global missions organizations .    


Our church was founded in 1892 by circuit-riding preachers. Laurel voted in 1969 to become an independent community church. Since then we have had only four lead pastors. We have expanded our building twice; in 1997 we added a multipurpose structure to accommodate growth. In four years the mortgage was paid and we continue to be debt free. 


Our former lead pastor, Mark Campbell, retired at the end of 2022 and our current ministry is led by our interim pastor Steve Hardy, the Elders, and our pastoral intern Trevor Hollis.  We have over a century of service in our Laurel Valley and we are praying for a continued, effective, and growing ministry here. Thousands of people live within a five-mile radius of Laurel. The nearest church to Laurel is five miles away. There is a great potential for growth because of our location.


Description and Historical Summary of the Laurel Community Area

The Laurel area is cradled in a beautiful, rural, agricultural setting that, due to its high precipitation, produces a variety of crops. It is only one hour’s drive from the Oregon Coast and two hours to the Cascade Mountain Range. The Laurel community is located seven miles south of Hillsboro, site of Intel and other high tech companies, and twenty-five miles southwest of Portland. The Laurel area and our church, which historically was composed of farmers, has seen the inclusion of commuters who work in high-tech and other industries.



  • Meets the Biblical qualifications of an elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4) 
  • Demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • Is an effective, expository preacher/teacher
  • Preaches the whole counsel of Scripture to effect change in the lives of listeners 
  • Leads with a shepherd’s heart and a teachable spirit 
  • Possesses a Master of Divinity degree, or equivalent seminary education or ministry experience
  • Pastoral and preaching experience preferred, other ministry experience considered 
  • Is in agreement with the statement of faith and constitution of Laurel Community Church Laurel Church Constitution
  • Adheres to the Biblical definition of marriage and sexuality (Genesis 2:24, 5:1-2, Matthew 19:4-6) Also see LCC constitution Article IX Section 4 Laurel Church Constitution
  • Takes initiative to nurture people in their spiritual growth
  • Is able to relate to a wide spectrum of ages
  • Is both a team leader and a team player
  • Able to prayerfully guide the church while working with the other elders and leading the body to fulfill the Lord’s vision for LCC
  • Has demonstrated the ability and the desire to be involved with people on a personal level 
  • Secular workplace experience is desirable



  • Devoted to the service of the church and shall faithfully give himself to pastoral work (Ephesians 4:11-13; 2 Timothy 4:2) 
  • Accountable to the elder board and fulfills duties as assigned 
  • Supervises any other paid elders, paid members of the diaconate, and other staff 
  • Responsible for the pulpit ministry 
  • Responsible to equip both elders and laity for ministry
  • Shares responsibility with the rest of the elder board for developing and implementing a ministry plan for Laurel Community Church 
  • Provides Biblical counsel related to marital and personal needs

Church Government 

  • The church is led by an elder board
    • Pastors are paid elders 
  • Congregation confirms major decisions
  • Leadership council is composed of elders, diaconate and ministry leaders
    • Ministries are led by the diaconate (Acts 6:3-4)
  • Church governance is documented in the LCC constitution



The total compensation package (including benefits) is $75,000 – $100,000, depending on experience.


The Process:

Along with your resume, please respond to the following:


  1. Share how you came to personal faith in Christ, and your continued personal spiritual development.
  2. What are your goals and dreams for the next phase of your ministry?
  3. Please describe your ministry philosophy and style.
  4. If not included in the resume, please provide your doctrinal statement and character references.


Please send your resume, the answers to these questions, and a link to at least one online sermon to


Point of Contact:


Velma Meares

Office administrator


14127 S.W. Campbell Rd.

Hillsboro, OR 97123

To Apply: Velma Meares, 503-628-1582 /