Job Openings

Senior Pastor

The Senior Pastor provides spiritual, pastoral, outreach, administrative, and servant leadership to the congregation of First Baptist Church. The Senior Pastor relates to and connects with multiple generations and a diverse congregation within a rural environment. In addition, the pastor represents the congregation in denominational or community organizations and activities to learn new ways that the church can support and engage with the surrounding area. Recognizing the importance of spiritual health and one’s personal relationship with God, the Senior Pastor takes time for regular prayer, Bible study, rest, and recreation. Work with First Christian School by conducting chapel, counseling/meditation as needed and supervising headmistress/master. Will also supervise church staff. Lastly, the Senior Pastor extends God’s grace to others and leads by example as one who is relational, authentic, transparent, and humble.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

Salary/Housing Range – $55,000 – 65,000

Please send all resumes to:

Music Director

Definition and Summary of Position:  The music director is to organize, lead and oversee church music groups and activities, and to coordinate music for Sunday morning Worship Service. The music director will work closely with the Pastor, sound system personnel and accompanist(s) to insure that the Worship Service runs smoothly and is a blessing to those in attendance.

Responsibilities Include:

  • To weekly lead the sanctuary choir in Thursday night rehearsals and Sunday morning worship service.
  • To select, in consultation with the Pastor, and prepare anthems, specials, hymns and incidental music for Sunday morning worship service.
  • To organize a Handbell Choir, Children’s Choir, Youth Choir, and Instrumental Ensemble and to coordinate the performance of the groups periodically in Sunday morning Worship Service.
  • To assist with Vacation Bible School if possible.
  • To assist with school programs for Sunday worship and in practices as needed.
  • To perform any other duties deemed appropriate by either the Pastor or Music Committee.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:  The music director should have a Bachelors Degree in Music and/or several years choral directing experience. Basic piano skills are essential. The director should have good interpersonal skills and a desire and ability to work with people of all ages. Some clerical skills are desired. He/She must demonstrate a belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Please send all resumes to:

First Baptist Church
410 N. Mecklenburg Ave.
South Hill, VA 23970

Rev. Joe McDowell, Interim Pastor

Phone: (434) 447-4763