Jan 10, 2020

Joy Manhattan Church Lead Pastor

  • Joy Manhattan Church
  • Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
Full time Christian Teacher Church Ministry

Job Description

Joy Christian Fellowship (JCF) is a two-site church with locations in New Jersey and Manhattan. The Joy Manhattan Lead Pastor will be responsible for leading the Manhattan congregation with collaboration from the New Jersey-based senior pastor and support of the Council of Elders. Joy Manhattan runs mostly as an independent church, following the philosophies and values of JCF.

The pastor will provide leadership, set vision and goals, and further the spiritual growth of the Manhattan congregation by teaching and preaching God’s Word and discipling the congregation. The pastor will be responsible for overseeing all ministry activities, including the worship service and beyond, to help foster a rich spiritual life for all congregants. The pastor must also be able to nurture the congregation, lay leaders, and staff.

Joy Manhattan is a vibrant, non-denominational church in the center of Manhattan established in 2009. The approximately 100-person congregation is made up primarily of professionals and young families. Some key ministries at Joy Manhattan include Community Groups, Compassion Ministry, and Children’s Ministry. Please see our church profile for additional information, as well as application instructions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Meets requirements of an elder per 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9
  • MDiv from an accredited seminary
  • 3 years of pastoral experience, including experience leading/ministering to an adult congregation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Agree to Beliefs as identified in the Church Profile


  • Set vision and lead Joy Manhattan congregation
  • Regularly preach at Sunday worship service
  • Equip leaders through discipleship and mentorship
  • Provide pastoral care including regular visitations to congregation members
  • Conduct/attend regular meetings with the deacons, church staff, and leaders
  • Plan and manage church calendar and its activities/events

Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience and includes health and benefits

If you discern that God is leading you to pursue this opportunity, please visit our website for full instructions on application submission. It also includes a full job description and a church profile. 


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