Job Description

Pastor Profile

First Baptist Church, Choudrant, Louisiana

First Baptist Church in Choudrant, Louisiana has a current average attendance of 30-40 with 165 current members. The Village of Choudrant population is around 1,000.

Based on Search Committee’s understanding of the church’s needs, characteristics and opportunities for ministry and witness, the following profile will be used to discover candidates for a full-time pastor:


The pastor shall have church-ministry experience. (Pastor experience preferred)


The pastor shall have at least some seminary training from a Baptist seminary.


The pastor will have:

A clear sense of calling to this ministry.

Love for and commitment to his/her own family.

Good organizational and leadership skills.

An impeccable moral reputation.

The pastor will have preferences similar to those of the church in the area of Worship style preference (mixed tradition/contemporary, informal)

The pastor will demonstrate skills in the following areas:

Ability to relate well to children, youth, singles, senior adults, etc.

Exceptional ability to explain Biblical concepts appropriate to children, youth, adults and make practical application of those concepts.


The pastor will have:

A passion for hands-on missions/ministry in and beyond the local community.

A passion for personal and corporate prayer.

A passion for discipling.

A vision for reaching the lost in the local community.

A vision for strengthening families.

A love for and appreciation of (senior adults, youth, children).

A vision for connecting with the unchurched in the community in a variety of ways to open doors for ministry and evangelism.

A vision for the growth of the congregation. (Spiritual & various ministries)

A passion for pastoral care for the elderly, sick, shut-ins, bereaved, and lonely.

Goals for training and developing leaders among church members.

Goals for increased attendance and participation in church worship and activities.


The pastor will:

Support the ministry and witness of the Louisiana Baptist Association.

Support the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Program as the means of involvement in international and North American missions.

Agree with/support the Baptist Faith and Message statement of 1963.

Resumes can be mailed to:

First Baptist Church

Pastor Search Committee

PO Box 217

Choudrant, LA 71227

Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
Some college
Job Type

Choudrant, Louisiana
Baptist: SBC
Church Size