Senior Pastor Search

Position Overview

Bethel Church in Kingston is looking for a Senior Pastor to be the spiritual leader of a congregation of 300+ in-person and online worshipers. This man will also oversee the pastoral, administrative and volunteer staff to conduct our Sunday services, as well as our weekly ministries and missions’ programs. Like many Canadian churches post-pandemic, Bethel is in the process of rebuilding and looking for a Senior Pastor to help us strengthen our community of believers, in part by deepening our knowledge of the Word and equipping us to be a light in a post-Christian society. The Senior Pastor will work along with the governing groups to revise Bethel Church’s strategic plan, which includes vision, mission, organizational values, and initiatives. The incumbent will help us accomplish our goals through his in-depth understanding of the Bible and Christian doctrine, which is evident in his personal walk, as well as in his teaching and leadership work.

Pastoral Role Within the Organization

The governing groups at Bethel are the Board of Directors and the Elders’ Council.  These groups, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, serve the interests of the membership, the wider congregation, and local and international partners (See Governance page for more details about these groups). The Senior Pastor is, by church policy, an Elder, a full member of the Elders’ Council, an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and Bethel House’s Leadership Team (Bethel House is a Ministry that provides stable, secure, drug-and-alcohol-free transitional housing for men who are in recovery). The Senior Pastor conceptually oversees and is responsible for all the people involved in ministry at Bethel, and may do so through the following roles that report directly to him:

  • Pastor – Family Ministries and Life Groups
  • Pastor – Youth
  • Church Administrator
  • Communications and Media Coordinator
  • Worship Coordinator
  • Bethel House Ministry Team
  • Missions’ Committee

Key Responsibilities

The position comprises four main areas of responsibilities and has built-in time for personal spiritual and professional growth. These divisions are as follows:

The Man God Has Planned for Us

The vision of Bethel Church in beautiful, historic Kingston, Ontario is, “Responding to the Heart of God; Transforming the Heart of the City, the Nation, and the World.” We are not only in transition because of our last Senior Pastor recently retiring after fourteen years-service with us, but also, like all churches, we are emerging into the local church’s new post-Covid reality. We are searching for our next Senior Pastor – the man God has planned for us to help us seek out and lead us toward His preferred future for us.

How to Apply

Click “Apply Here” to complete the application form and submit your application package.

Your application packages should include the following:

  1. A  cover letter detailing how you align with the job requirements
  2. An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Links to two (2) samples of your preaching.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled and candidates who are invited to a final interview will be asked to provide a list of professional references.