Student Pastor Search

Student Pastor Search

To apply, please submit your resume to our staff and search team via email: Student Pastor Search Team.

Job Description
Pastor of Students and Families


• The Pastor of Students is a fulltime ministry position responsible for serving First Baptist Church Dandridge in developing and implementing a comprehensive biblical student ministry (grades 6-12).


• The pastor must be a born-again follower of Jesus Christ, who maintains a life of faithfulness and integrity, who has sensed a divine call to pastoral ministry, who has a heart for students and families, and who has a desire to proclaim the gospel and promote discipleship.

• The pastor must maintain a biblical theology, as outlined in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

• The pastor must have a high school diploma (or equivalent); a bachelors degree; and preferably a masters degree (or in progress) from an evangelical seminary.

• The pastor must be over the age of 25, agree to a criminal background check, and provide credible references from previous places of employment and service.

• The pastor must be spiritually mature, trustworthy, compassionate, organized, self-motivated, and teachable. He must also possess strong skills in administration, communication, and leadership.


• Conduct the Student Ministry in a way that completely obeys Scripture, promotes the gospel, honors the Constitution and Bylaws of the church, and respects the local community.

• Love, reach, and disciple all students according to Scripture.

• Provide ministerial care and support to the families of students.

• Plan and implement all Student Ministry programs, activities, and events.

• Recruit, screen, train, equip, and supervise all student ministry leaders and volunteers.

• Maintain good communication with church ministry staff, student ministry volunteers, parents, and the church concerning schedules, activities, and events.

• Collaborate on ministry with the other pastors, ministry staff, and volunteers.

• Seek to reach new students and families in the area through local school and community involvement.

• Evaluate current ministry programs and personnel on an annual basis.

• Implement ministry practices related to child protection and medical emergencies.

• Coordinate with the Children’s Ministry for transitioning children into the Student Ministry.

• Plan and submit an annual Student Ministry budget to the Finance Committee.

• Maintain personal disciplines that lead to spiritual growth (e.g., worship, prayer, Bible study, group fellowship, etc.).

• Engage in means of self-improvement through books, conferences, training sessions, and/or mentorships.

• Maintain normal office hours, with the exception of when ministry takes place outside the office.

• Serve under the authority of the Senior Pastor.

• Perform all other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor, including other ministry areas of the church.