Senior Pastor Search for the First Baptist Church of West Point

The First Baptist Church of West Point, California is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor for our congregation, who would be willing to locate in our rural mountainous community.

Salary: $24,000 per year or $2,000 per month divided into housing, benefits, and salary as determined by the Pastor. Send resume to the First Baptist Church of West Point, P.O. Box 8, West Point, Ca 95255.

We are a community of retired people and many disadvantaged people. Nearby is a Miwok village (Native American). Many of our citizens run to the mountains to get away from their former living experiences.

We need a shepherd for our flock who is a Bible-believing and preaching man, who adheres to the Baptist Faith and Message. We must have a pastor who cultivates a close, devotional relationship with God and as such exhibits that he knows Him through experience. We ask God for a man full of faith, courage, hope, and vision to help lead our congregation into a life-giving refuge in the midst of a world full of hopelessness and despair. He must meet the Biblical qualifications of 1 Timothy 3: 1 – 7. He needs to lead the church to fulfill the Great Commission by equipping us to carry out the five functions of a New Testament Church: Worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and fellowship.

His personal qualities should include being: humble, vulnerable, self-controlled, joyful, action and goal-oriented, caring, approachable, ethical with strong moral character, trustworthy, faithful, willing to grow and change, devoted to his marriage and family, and willing to persevere in God’s work.


Pastor Search Information

What the First Baptist Church West Point (FBCWP) has to offer:

  • $2000.00 per month with no other compensation.

    Aging congregation, unified and willing to change.

    Rural former logging town with a wild history in Calaveras County California.

    FBCWP started in 1954/1957.

    Slowly growing community, mostly empty nesters.

    Strong SBC and Associational ties.

    The Closest large town is about twenty miles away; Jackson, California.

What the First Baptist Church of West Point (FBCWP) is praying for in a Pastor.

  • Bi-vocational or retired married man.

    Meets 1 Timothy 3 requirements and supports the Baptist Faith and Message.

    A “People person.”

    At least two years experience in ministry.

    A Pastor willing to actively support our Celebrate Recovery program.

    A Pastor who will live in or spend as much time in West Point as possible.


Family Pastor Search - Hilltop Church, Sonora, California

I. The Position
Though we have a teaching pastor, we are prayerfully looking for a part-time Family Pastor to serve in administration and family ministry.

II. Requirements
A. Morally fit (Titus 1:5-9 / 1 Timothy 3:1-7)
B. Bible College or Seminary (or in process)
C. Accept Hilltop Church’s practices, core values, and the Baptist Faith & Message 2000
D. Must live in the area
E. Skill requirements:
• Expository teaching
• Oversee, manage, and grow a ministry
• Shepherd teenagers and their families
• Administrative skills

III. Responsibilities
A. Pastoral Ministry (10-15 hours)

  1. Oversee the Edge Youth Ministry
  2. Family Night (Tuesday evenings)
    • Conduct, oversee, and grow a Family Night youth ministry
  3. Miscellaneous pastoral care
    • Conduct funerals, baptisms, and weddings as needed
    • Emergency pastoral care
    • Pulpit or Bible study supply

B. Admin/tech (10-15 hours)

  1. Admin (Hilltop Church uses Planning Center as its administrative software)
    • Check and distribute mail
    • Guest card follow-up (database, form, letter, email, and checkbox distribution)
    • Check phone messages and reply, distribute, or email
    • Add events to Planning Center calendar
    • Create registration events
    • Design bulletins
    • Create logo/graphics
  2. Social Media
    • Update website
    • Post to social media
  3. Tech
    • PC/Router maintenance
    • Alarm security maintenance
    • Edit and post sermons

Please note, we are willing to adjust the responsibilities based on the strength and weaknesses of a qualified candidate. Furthermore, sometimes individuals involved in youth ministry are disrespected as just a ‘youth guy.’ This is a pastoral position, not a steppingstone. Successful applicants will be a valued member of our growing leadership team.

IV. Compensation
Hilltop is offering 35-40k in compensation, depending on multiple factors. This may be divided in various ways from housing allowance, Guidestone retirement, to a healthcare sharing ministry. The successful applicant will also have professional expense funds.

Since this is a part-time position, it is understood that the successful applicant will work in the secular marketplace. The marketplace job must be flexible and mesh well with ministry.

V. About Hilltop Church
Hilltop Church is a congregational lead, elder run Church. Our average Sunday attendance is 110 over two services. We are a growing church. For more information, see the ‘About Us’ section of our website:

VI. Theological Distinctives
Hilltop Church’s leaders agree the with Baptist Faith & Message 2000 but hold a few theological stances worth noting:

• Cessationism and a general rejection of Pentecostalism
• Mild complementarianism
• Historical or Dispensational Premillennialism
• A rejection of the Calvinism vs Arminianism binary
(We generally hold to paradoxalism or provisionism)
• High view of scripture
• Expository preaching and teaching
• Grammatical-historical approach to exegesis

VII. Sonora, CA
Hilltop Church is located in the quaint mountain town of Sonora, CA. Sonora’s population is about 5,000, while Tuolumne County has a population of about 55,000. It’s close to Yosemite, Dodge Ridge, Pinecrest, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Sonora’s primary economy is tourism. Since the pandemic, more people are moving to the area for a quieter life.

VIII. Application
Please send applications to this email address:

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Application should include a resume, references, and a link to teaching (if available).