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Senior Pastor

Rogers Park Baptist Church (RPBC) on the Northside of Chicago, IL is seeking a Bi-vocational Senior Pastor to be shepherd of the church membership. We are looking for a Pastor who meets the requirements of I Tim 3:1-7, Titus 1, and I Pet 5:3. In short, a Pastor called by God, blameless, not ashamed of the Gospel, willing to teach the flock, hospitable, of good character and reputation, honest, membership visitation, and has pastoral experience. The Pastor must have a servant heart, must boldly proclaim the gospel, have a vision of leadership for RPBC, and be a sensitive shepherd who cares for their flock. This is an excellent appointment for someone who has the vision, drive, capability, training, and calling from God. If you meet the basic qualifications and are interested, then please pray and respond.



1. Preach weekly, supervise worship service, and administer rites and ordinances

2. Oversee ministries

3. Active on Church Boards

4. Conduct/Lead prayer meetings and Sunday School

5. Visit /Counsel the individuals of the congregation

6. Additional duties/responsibilities as deemed by the Advisory Board



1. Bachelor’s degree in Divinity; Prefer an individual with a Master or Doctorate of Divinity

2. Licensed/Ordained to Preach

3. Dedicated to God and Family, and demonstrate Christian character

4. Committed to Pastoral Duties

5. Church membership of at least 3 years

6. Served on a Diaconate Board for 2 years

7. Strong Leadership and Communication skills

8. Knowledgeable about the Bible, and strong belief in the Word

9. Strong organizational skills

10. Ability to establish good relationships with the community at large, your peers, and the membership of RPBC

11. Excellent fundraising skills

12. Proven ability to manage a multi-diverse congregation

13. Should be in agreement with RPBC doctrinal statement and church covenant

14. Adhere to RPBC Constitution


Application Process:

Interested candidates will be interviewed by phone, after which an in-person interview may be offered. Local pastoral candidates are preferred and encouraged to apply. Please apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and a statement of faith to the address or email below (No Phone Calls, Please) by October 15, 2020:

Pulpit Committee Chair

Rogers Park Baptist Church

1900 W Greenleaf Avenue

Chicago, IL 60626

Start Date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Rogers Park Baptist Church
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Adult Ministry
American Baptist