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Senior Pastor

Joplin First Church

Joplin First Church, a Methodist congregation, in Joplin, Missouri is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. For over 150 years – since 1873 – Joplin First Church has been serving Joplin and our surrounding communities.  We have two Sunday services – a traditional service and a more contemporary service. Our ministry staff also includes a Director of Family Ministries, a Worship Leader and 2 office staff.       

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead, equip, and grow the church to glorify God.      
  • Act as primary preacher each Sunday for both 9:00am and 11:00am services.
  • Serve as the senior administrator of the church and staff to ensure their smooth function.
  • Serve as primary officiant for church functions and services such as communion, baptism, weddings, confirmations, and funerals.
  • Provide pastoral care for the congregation. 

Key requirements:

  • Devoted to the Lord and His word.
  • Above reproach in the way that they walk with the Lord, manage their household, their relationships, and the way they live.
  • Preferred graduate of an accredited seminary with a Master of Divinity with 5+ years of pastoral experience and/or extraordinary achievements.
  • Personable and engaging with individuals and families from all ages and backgrounds.
  • Effective communicator and administrator. Able to delegate tasks to staff, committees, and other leaders of the church effectively.
  • Computer literacy preferred: Microsoft Office, email, online meeting platforms such as Zoom or Go To Meeting.


  • 60K – 70K

For more information about Joplin First Church, please visit our website: 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume via email to  Supplemental information may also be attached to the email.

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