Submitted by lbrown on Thu, 11/19/2020 - 16:55

West Burnsville Baptist Church (WBBC)

Burnsville, North Carolina (Yancey County)

Date Posted: 11/1/2020

Denomination: Baptist – Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)

Church Size: 200 – 250 weekly attendance (on-site and streaming)

Job Type: Full-Time

Summary of Role: West Burnsville Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking the man God has prepared to serve as Senior Pastor for our multi-generational, committee oriented congregation. This man of God has been called and set apart by God for gospel ministry. He is Biblically grounded, committed and preaches God’s word with boldness. He has the ability to connect with the mission of WBBC - “Know, Grow and Go” – Know Him and Make Him Known. He is confident to lead this congregation to do what is necessary to reach the lost without compromising God’s Word. He will demonstrate a high level of confidence and competency while being led by God. He actively seeks God’s guidance in all personal and professional decisions.

Key Roles and Responsibilities: Leadership, preaching, teaching, discipleship, pastoral care, supervise all church ministries and staff. Maintain an open line of communication with all the different ministries to create unity and build strong relationships to grow the congregation, spiritually and physically. Live a life that honors God through word and deed. Maintain a passion to reach the unchurched. Be a leader that leads by example. Seek God’s will in all church related activities. Represent WBBC in the community through outreach events that may include partnering with like-minded churches in the area. Possess a desire to serve with the Deacon Fellowship in overseeing the spiritual needs of the body and the integrity of the ministry as it relates to the church’s purpose and values as well as be accountable to the Deacon Fellowship for the specific role.


  • Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of a church Leader as taught in the Scriptures (1 Timothy 3 & 5, Titus 1 & 2, 1 Peter 5)
  • Has the ability and desire to preach, teach and do pastoral ministry  
  • Possesses strong gifts of leading, teaching, administration, organization, and time management  
  • Is theologically aligned with WBBC’s Statement of Faith
  • At a minimum, requires an Associate Degree from a Baptist Bible College, with higher degree considered
  • 5+ years ministry experience as Senior Pastor in Church of smaller or equal size preferred , but not required

About WBBC: Organized in 1931, West Burnsville became a member of the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1950s and has realized a steady growth over the years currently having a resident membership of 374 members with an average pre-covid weekly attendance of 205. WBBC values a sense of family in the body of Christ and strives to make everyone feel welcome and valued. We are excited about what God has in store for our church and excited about the Senior Pastor God has prepared to lead our church into the next chapter. In the words of past Pastor Ricky Ray – “I love the fact that West Burnsville strives to have a strong fellowship of believers who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and seek to grow in the grace and knowledge of Him. Our common bond as believers at West Burnsville, is God’s love and a passion to serve His Son Jesus Christ.”

About Burnsville, NC: WBBC is located in the city of Burnsville (2018 population of 1,647) in beautiful Yancey County (2018 population of 17,903). Burnsville is a small town nestled in a western North Carolina valley surrounded by high peaks including the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell. The local and non-local folks that call Burnsville home are friendly and hard-working.

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