Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church

PO Box 53

Ivanhoe, NC 28447



Pastor Vacancy Announcement 

Greetings Saints:

Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Ivanhoe, NC, is prayerfully seeking a Pastor for its congregation. We are a Missionary Church located in a small rural area 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, performs specials services such as baptisms, communion, baby dedications, funerals and weddings.

• 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 and shut-in disciples, comfort and counseling to the bereaved and the troubled.

• Serves as Sunday School and Mid-week bible study teacher. Lead Bible Study and New Disciple classes, or designate this responsibility as needed.

• Encourages Tithing, Youth and Outreach ministries.

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

• Serve as spiritual leader for the congregation and interpret Biblical scripture for the congregation.

• Plan and conduct regular worship services, as well and take part as visiting minister when invited to area churches.

• Preside over church business meetings.


• Have at least 3 years’ experience as a senior pastor or staff pastor. • Licensed and ordained as a Baptist minister to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.

• Possess strong written and oral communication skills.

• Be supportive of various ministries of the church.

• Demonstrate visionary leadership to grow church membership.

• Minimum education required, with a willingness to continue learning and growing in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How to Apply:

Interested Candidates must submit the following postmarked by August 31, 2019:

1. Cover Letter stating (a) your interest in pastoring Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, and

    (b) a description of your call to ministry.

2. A current resume.

3. Three Reference Letters, one from each of the following:

            1. Your Pastor

            2. A fellow Clergyperson

            3. A Personal Reference

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

Character Review:

• Final candidate(s) must consent to a Criminal Background History Check.

Please note: Applicant packages are requested immediately. 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.

Please feel free to visit our website at: www.royalchapelmbc.com.  You may simply send an email to royalchapelmbc@gmail.com for questions or inquires.

After prayerfully reviewing your application, please mail your complete packet to and postmarked by August 31, 2019:

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.