First Baptist Church of Weaverville, NC

Seeking Full-Time Pastor


The First Baptist Church of Weaverville, Weaverville, NC, located ten miles north of Asheville, NC, is seeking a full-time pastor. Our CBF-affiliated church affirms the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. Candidates should have more than five years of prior ministerial experience and a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school.


During a recent congregational meeting, we had the opportunity to discuss and identify our church’s top core values. They are as follows:

·      Worship that enables the congregation to respond to the Presence of God

·      Ministries to meet the needs of others in the community

·      Activities for children and youth

·      A sense of community in the church that cares for one another

·      Efforts to bring others into a personal relationship with Christ.

We are prayerfully seeking a pastor who can embrace and continue to foster these values.


Our ideal candidate would be able to minister to our congregation through spiritually mature leadership. He or she needs to provide challenging, Biblically based preaching and teaching, engage in pastoral care, and collaborate with staff. In addition, we are looking for a leader who demonstrates a genuine capacity to love others and to build engaging relationships within the church family.


This quality of compassion also should extend to reaching others in our community. The congregation enjoys a variety of community-focused ministries and community use of our facility on a weekly basis, such as English as a Second Language classes and a Wednesday afterschool program for children. As our church actively participates in serving and encouraging those in need, we expect our pastor to support mission work and to have a vision for outreach as well.


If you feel called to apply, please send a resume and cover letter including your personal statement of faith by March 15, 2018. Application materials may be emailed to or mailed to the attention of the Pastor Search Committee at First Baptist Church of Weaverville, P.O. Box 547, Weaverville, NC 28787. More information can be found here, at, or by contacting