Westfair Baptist Church is a traditional Independent Baptist Church located in the beautiful community of Jacksonville, Illinois. https://jacksonvilleil.org/ We have a newly renovated sanctuary and upgraded parking lot. This spacious property is in a wonderful location near the hospital and local municipalities. In addition, our city is blessed with two local colleges and two state schools. Jacksonville is the county seat and retail hub of Morgan County, which serves over 34,000 people.
Westfair has both full and part-time staff. Our pastors and support staff offices are newly updated and conveniently located next door. One way we are invested in our community is by housing Jacksonville Deaf Bible Church. Our deaf church has an established ministry at Illinois School for the Deaf, and Westfair has a weekly Bible study at Illinois School for the Visually Impaired. Our Christian Academy and Daycare have been in operation for over 47 years in which we have around twenty staff members.
Westfair has an excellent Sunday service with an average attendance of 130 (200 before the pandemic). Our services are live-streamed, with other digital footprints already in place as well. Our music is blended to include both hymns and contemporary worship songs and has a choir and live instrumentalists. Our small groups are thriving, and youth ministries are vibrant. In addition, we have recently reorganized our children’s ministries. The nursery is newly updated.
Westfair is a debt-free compassionate church with a good name in our city. We are also a proud, mission-minded church that is doctrinally sound, conservative in theology and disciple-making. The people of Westfair are some of the friendliest, loving, prayerful, and compassionate folks you will find. Members are of one mind and body. Our Westfair family is looking for the man that God has already chosen to lead our congregation.
Westfair Baptist Church of Jacksonville, IL, is prayerfully seeking the man called by God to serve as our next full-time senior pastor. To shepherd the spiritual welfare of a caring congregation eager to grow and reach our community for Christ and minister to them.
Qualifications and Desired Characteristics:
- Displays love for Christ and maintain a devotion to the Lordship of Christ through personal spiritual disciplines – Prayer, Bible study, maintaining a clear conscience, and communicating the Gospel
- Exhibits love for people as a servant, a leader, and a visionary – actively laboring on their behalf, ministering to their affliction, and building up their faith.
- Ably, clearly, and insightfully communicates from the Word of God
- Demonstrates skill in evangelism and disciple-making
- Exemplifies the qualities listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7
- Equipped via adequate pulpit preaching experience
- Displays leadership skills and works well with staff that fosters teamwork and cooperation
- Maintains healthy relationships
- Exhibits humility, kindness, compassion, truthfulness, transparency
- Familiar with and experienced in overseeing multiple ministries of the church
Must be Ordained and have a minimum of ten years of Pastoral experience with five of those years as the Senior Pastor, also administrative experience with a Christian school
Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and links to preaching, if available, to [email protected]
You may find additional information about Westfair Baptist Church, Jacksonville, IL, at our website.
Westfair Baptist Church
Home of Westfair Christian Academy
1815 W Lafayette Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650