Jun 22, 2022

Senior Pastor

$90,000 - $115,000 yearly
  • Eternal Life Christian Center
  • Somerset, NJ, USA
Full time Ministry Jobs

Job Description

At Eternal Life Christian Center (ELCC), we are a church that Loves God, Loves People and Help People Love God.  ELCC recently celebrated our 66th year anniversary. We are a mid-size church, with 140 active members, located in Somerset, NJ, in affiliation with the U.S. Assemblies of God. We are currently seeking a Senior Pastor who will have charge of the spiritual welfare of the Church.  The Pastor will serve the church by providing a balanced ministry of preaching, teaching, pastoral care and organizational leadership to the congregation for the Glory of God. In addition, the Pastor will work in partnership with the Elders, Deacons, Ministers, church staff, and ministry leaders to fulfill the God directed vision, mission of the church and, promote discipleship among the congregation.  The Senior Pastor will serve as superintendent/overseer of our Christian school and daycare, The Academy at ELCC.

Job Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Senior Pastor of ELCC include but are not limited to the following:


•           Serve as President and Chairman of the Executive Board.

•           Prepare and deliver teachings on-site and on-line as required.

•           Equip the saints for ministry.

•           Teach Bible studies and other spiritual curriculum to edify the Body of Christ.

•           Train leaders to be effective in the performance of their duties.

•           Teach Evangelistic principles for the winning of lost souls.

•           Provide discipleship training to equip the Body of Christ to be literal followers of Jesus Christ and make Disciples.

•           Lead in outreach of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the local community.

•           Lead officers in implementation of short and long-term plans.

•           Serve as ex-officio member of all church committees, boards, ministries, and organizations within the church.

•           Lead and direct the affairs of the church.

•           Lead, equip, and provide guidance to ministers and/or pastors in the ministerial duties and ordinations.

•           Lead in planning, supervising, and administering of all ministries of the Church.

•           Provide oversight of church financial/budgetary matters as well as demonstrate a working experience to make sound decisions

•           Provide pastoral counseling and minister to the sick, dying, and bereaved.

•           Conduct weddings and funerals.

•           Lead in observance of the ordinances (Lord’s Supper and Baptism).

•           Be flexible and versatile as needs of the congregation change.

•           Stay up to date on technological advances in communications and use of social media.

•           Provide expansion, support, and growth of various ministries.

•           Emulate a lifestyle that parallels the bible requirements for leaders found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9.





•       Born again believer with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

•       Credentialed with the U.S. Assemblies of God (AG); if not currently AG credentialled, the credentialling must be completed prior to the job offer.

•       The Pastor must meet the spiritual, personal, and character qualifications found in Titus 1:7-9, Titus 2 and exhibit the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-26.

•       Mature spiritual leader whose family reflects a Christ-centered, peaceful life. (Titus1:5-6).

•       Has an enthusiastic love and commitment for people, seeking to consistently and proactively encourage them in the Lord.

•       Strong communicator, both oral and written.

•       Highly self-motivated with proven leadership and management skills

•       Strong relational and team building skills




Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: $90,000.00 - $115,000.00 per year

Benefits: Benefits available

Education: Bachelor’s degree (or 4-year equivalent); Seminary (Preferred)

Experience: At least 6–10 years of prior church-ministry experience (Required)

Relocation: Relocation assistance is available

Work Remotely:  No

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