Executive Pastor of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri 1,400 in worship

Responsible for:

Personnel areas

  • Oversees the hiring of all full-time employees* (except senior pastor) (*in conjunction with senior pastor, elders, and appropriate leader-level supervisor).
  • Develops and administers year-round program of evaluation, growth, and personal enrichment for all full-time employees.
  • Develops and leads regular leadership staff meetings.
  • Recommends salary adjustments, terminations, and the creation of new positions (in counsel with the senior pastor and elders).
  • Serves as coach and encourager to the paid staff.

Financial areas

  • Produces the annual ministry budget (in concert with all appropriate leadership and laity).
  • Oversees the approved annual spending plan.


  • Oversee the maintenance, upkeep, and efficient operations of all buildings and grounds for the main campus and auxiliary campus.

Daily Operations

  • Seeks to create a positive, productive work environment.
  • Responsible for the efficient operation and presentation of Ridgecrest Baptist Church to the membership and to the community.


  • Professes Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Passion and joy in serving Jesus.
  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth and a healthy lifestyle.
  • A strong, growing relationship with spouse and children (if married).
  • A sense of call to this position.
  • An example to believers in faith and conduct.
  • A person under authority.


  • Team-based leadership abilities.
  • Relational strengths/abilities.
  • Communication skills.
  • Multi-task oriented/organizational skills.


  • College and/or seminary degree in area of interest.
  • Minimum five years experience in local church, multi-staff Adult Education Ministry.
  • Commitment to life-long learning.