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Senior Pastor

Bonita Valley Baptist Church
Posted: 07/09/2024
Salary/Range: TBD
Bonita, CA

Bonita Valley Baptist Church (Bonita, CA) – Senior Pastor

The Big Picture

Bonita Valley Baptist Church ( is seeking a full-time dedicated, passionate, and experienced Senior Pastor to join our team and lead our congregation in spiritual growth and service. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, excellent communication abilities, ad a deep love for the inerrant word of God, and desire to teach the Bible as written. We are a vibrant, diverse, and healthy community of faith, committed to serving God and loving our neighbors.

BVBC Mission Statement:


We envision teaching believers, through the Bible, how to love God and love their neighbors (Col 1:28, Matt 22:37-40).

We see a church of fully devoted followers of Jesus. Through dynamic preaching and practical teaching of the Scripture, along with discipling relationships, we strive to see life transformation occurs and people becoming more like Christ.

We see joyful people eager to attend services. When people arrive, they are warmly received, feel deep connections with others, and a sense of belonging. Newcomers are embraced with love and grace and brought into the life of BVBC.

We see vibrant ministries for all ages. Children, Youth, Young Adult, Men and Women, Seniors–each having multiple opportunities for spiritual growth, refreshment, and service. We see a church where every believer is equipped for ministry and deployed in service for the honor of God and love for people.

We see a church where prayer is vital and interwoven in all settings. We seek opportunities to pray for one another, for the will of God and for the advancement of His Kingdom.

We envision reaching Bonita and its nearby communities with the Good News that Jesus saves and transforms people (Luke 15).

We see a church passionate to bring people to know Jesus Christ as Savior. We are focused on training our adults and our young to live biblically, love authentically, and to share the message of Christ with integrity. We encourage our faith family of all ages to develop relationships with those who may not know Jesus. Outreach is not just a program, but an overflow of our lives in Christ. We see people eager to serve in Bonita and beyond.

We rejoice BVBC is made up of people from different racial, ethnic, national, and economic backgrounds. We see a beautiful tapestry of God’s people reflecting the reality of heaven, when “every tribe, tongue, and nation” will stand shoulder to shoulder in praise of Christ who brought them together by His blood and in His grace.

We envision sending believers into the world to share with others the story of how Jesus saved them (Romans 10:13-15, Acts 1:8)

We see our church supporting many missionary endeavors, both prayerfully and financially. We celebrate with our missionaries as they provide updates sharing how God is working through their ministries.

We see our people called to participate in a variety of missionary efforts, locally and around the world. It is exciting for us as a church to extend Christ’s work to “the ends of the earth” (Matt 28:20)


  1. A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ.
  2. Consistent spiritual and moral character and lifestyle, fulfilling the biblical leadership

qualifications of an elder described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.

  1. Agreement with the Constitution and By-Laws of BVBC.
  2. Demonstrated desire to, and practice of, seeking the Lord for personal direction and

vision for the church.

  1. Has a consistent, daily devotional habit of bible study and prayer.
  2. Proficient in biblical preaching and teaching.
  3. Properly ordained and educated in biblical, theological, and pastoral studies.
  4. Ministry experience demonstrating growth of spiritual health in the Body of Christ.
  5. Proficient in communication, organizational leadership, administration, and

interpersonal relationships.

  1. Potential and desire to remain in long-term ministry at BVBC.
  2. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, organize events, and work

effectively under pressure.

  1. At least MDIV from an accredited theological institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Responsibilities: Take primary responsibility for the teaching and sustaining of biblical doctrines of this church and equipping God’s people for ministry.

  1. Pastoral duties

1) Preach and teach the Word of God regularly. In all cases of public worship services of BVBC, the Senior Pastor is the primary preacher.

2) Take overall responsibility for the public worship services.

3) Administer the ordinances of Communion and Believer’s Baptism.

4) Officiate Biblical marriage ceremonies.

5) Provide general pastoral care and nurture.

6) Be responsible for recruiting, training, and motivating disciples, and ministry


7) Guard doctrinal integrity

  1. Leadership duties

1) Provide overall vision and leadership to BVBC.

2) Collaborate with the Elders to organize and develop the ministry of BVBC.

3) Provide leadership for the overall church ministry and ministry teams.

4) Oversee the development and implementation of ministry objectives.

5) Develop leaders.

6) Participate in community group ministry (eg, Family Night, Men’s Ministries).

  1. Management duties

1) Supervise ministry staff.

2) Supervise office staff.

  1. Outside church duties

1) Represent the church to the community.

2) Provide ministry to the broader body of Jesus Christ.

3) Interact with other pastors and local leaders.


  1. The Senior Pastor is accountable to the Elder Board.
  2. The Senior Pastor will develop and maintain private accountability relationship(s).
  3. The Senior Pastor will be reviewed annually by the Elder Board in accordance with theposition description.
  4. The Senior Pastor will adhere to the Constitution and personnel handbook.

Other Criteria:

  1. Senior Pastor experience or potential.
  2. Male.
  3. Age Range: 40+
  4. Marital Status: Prefer Married.
  5. Open to all ethnicities and/or cultures.
  6. Open to physical disabilities as long as he can perform the Position Description.

The Compensation

$93,000 – $105,000 total package depending on experience and education

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Senior Pastor at BVBC?

Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Senior Pastor of BVBC?

In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of BVBC?

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

To Apply: