Senior Pastor

Sandy Springs Baptist Church is seeking a bi-vocational Senior Pastor. Please e-mail resumes and references to or send by mail to Pastor Search Committee, 371 Sandy Springs Road, Pelzer SC 29669. No phone calls, please. 

Job Description 


1.      First and foremost, present a testimony of salvation and desire to serve

2.      Demonstrate a calling in his life to serve in this capacity

3.      Demonstrate a lifestyle that is positive and scripturally based

4.      Demonstrate the ability to work with limited supervision

 Principal Function:

The Senior Pastor is responsible for providing vision and overall direction and administration of all church ministries, operations, programs and services; for providing leadership and nourishment for the church; and for using his spiritual gifts and skills in proclamation and ministerial care in meeting the needs of persons in the church and community.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop a clear biblical mission and vision for Sandy Springs Baptist
  • Function as the chief administrator for the total church program
  • Preach in all worship services and arrange for someone else to lead in your absence
  • Preach and teach the gospel to members of the church and the community
  • Provide oversight and vision to the Deacon Body and other ministries of the church
  • Recommend and advise on the selection of all staff members and in determining their duties
  • Provide leadership and supervision to other members of the church staff
  • Plan for and provide leadership in the observance of church ordinances
  • Conduct funeral services and wedding ceremonies for Sandy Springs Baptist Church membership
  • Seek to promote unity within the church
  • Coordinate quarterly meetings between community churches

 Other General Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Deacon Body and staff members in promoting the entire ministry plan of Sandy Springs Baptist Church
  • Minister to the sick, seeking to encourage them spiritually during their time of need
  • Utilize the services of support staff, consistent with their job descriptions
  • Be available for counseling of church members as needs arise
  • Support the General Operating Budget of Sandy Springs Baptist
  • Adhere to Sandy Springs Baptist’s By-laws and Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Advise the Nominating Committee in recruiting and enlisting needed workers for all ministry areas

 Basic Personal Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a vital and growing personal walk with the Lord through committed Bible study and prayer
  • Provide spiritual leadership in your home
  • Develop personal evangelism opportunities within and outside the church
  • Financially support the ministries of Sandy Springs Baptist by maintaining wise stewardship