Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

PO Box 53 Ivanhoe, NC 28447

Pastor Vacancy Announcement

Closing Date: August 31, 2019

Greetings Saints:

Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Ivanhoe, NC, is prayerfully seeking a Pastor for its congregation. We are a small rural church in the lower-end of Sampson County with membership of 100 members. We are seeking a Pastor, called by God, to serve as a Baptist biblical leader who will teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Also, must be equipped to provide bible base training and committed to offering pastoral care. Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church was established in 1878 and is affiliated with the Middle District Baptist Association. We are seeking a full-time pastor as identified in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, and Peter 5: 2-3 with a passion for Matthew 28:19-20.

Primary Responsibilities/Duties:

• Provide Leadership, guidance and oversee the training and work of the Deacons, Trustees and those in leadership roles as they perform their assigned duties. Motivate church officers in the spiritual aspects of their office.

• Provide Christian counseling, Administer the sacraments of baptism, the Lord’s supper, Baby Blessings/Christenings, Officiate Bereavement Services and Sacred Vows of Holy Matrimonies.

• In conjunction with the Trustees and Finance Committee, is responsible for the development and implementation of the church budget.

• Oversees the development and adheres to church by-laws, policies and procedures. • Will be an active participant of the Middle District Baptist Association.

• Provides visitation to the sick, comfort and counseling to the bereaved and the troubled. • Serves as Sunday School and Mid-week bible study teacher.

• Encourages Tithing, Youth and Outreach ministries.

• Provides Visionary Leadership and develop disciples to help grow the church.


• A licensed and ordained Baptist Minister in accordance with the Baptist Church, fluent with Baptist doctrines and beliefs, having 5-10 years of experience and is in good standing with the church.

• Minimum of a Seminary Degree from an accredited Seminary School.

• Minimum of five (5) years of pastoral experience in a Baptist Church. 

• Must be Christ-filled and led by the Holy Spirit. One who is spiritually mature and is willing to acquire further education as necessary. • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver biblically sound, and spirit-filled sermons.

• Demonstrated experience with strong leadership, administrative and communication skills.

• Committed teacher of God’s word and possess love of God’s people.

• Must demonstrate a record of community and mission outreach.

How to Apply:

Interested Candidates should submit:

1. Cover letter highlighting your experience, Résumé and Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church application (attached).

2. Copy of Ministerial License and Ordination Certificate.

3. Address and Telephone number of College or University attended.

4. Please include minimum acceptable salary, we must have a dollar amount (do not type negotiable with salary.)

5. Current Photo of self and spouse.

6. Two recent Sermons on any media (CD, Tape, YouTube, Recording, etc.).

Character Review:

• If selected for an interview, the candidate(s) must consent to a Criminal Background History Check.

Please note: Applications are requested immediately and will be accepted until position is filled. Applicant(s) may be contacted for further information, please no phone calls, emails, or in person inquiries. All personal information will be protected and kept in the strictest of confidentiality. Travel expense incurred at your own cost.

After prayerfully reviewing your application, please mail your complete packet to:

Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

PO Box 53 Ivanhoe, NC 28447

Attention: Janet Blount, Pastor Search Committee, Chair

Thank you for your interest in this most “Holy” position as Pastor of this great church, Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

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