Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association

Pastorless Churches:








*Send Resume to Church office unless otherwise noted.



New Heights:
New Heights Baptist Church, Pleasant School Road, in Gaffney, SC is searching for a pastor. A small church founded in 1978 presently meeting for Sunday School and morning Worship Service on Sunday, we have an attendance of 25 – 30 persons. Located in the rapidly growing Grassy Pond Community, there is potential of increasing attendance, with the right leadership. Resumes may be sent to Mrs. Ann Godfrey, Chair Pastor Search Committee, 124 Morgan Cross Road, Gaffney, SC 29341 or emailed to [email protected]. For further information you may call Ann at 864.425.3782. 

Youth and Children:


Eastside Baptist Church, Shelby

Youth Minister is a full-time minister working directly under the direction and supervision of the Senior Pastor to engage in pastoral ministries, to provide administrative leadership
in all areas of church life and to establish and implement a smooth, safe, effective youth ministry. The Associate Pastor/Youth Minister will provide Christian leadership through programs and activities to
strengthen our relationship with God and one another while encouraging the salvation of youth and disciplining the youth in such a way that encourages a deeper walk with the Lord. While Youth Ministry is a primary focus of this position, other ministry expectations will be in the areas of: administration; missions; ministry to shut-ins; in-reach; outreach; and ministry in emergency situations. The Associate Pastor/Youth Minister will, along with the senior pastor and other staff, help plan and participate in worship, provide pastoral care support and perform other general leadership duties in support of, and at the direction of, the pastor.
The Youth Minister must be a born-again Christian who has been ordained, or will. seek ordination, into the ministry by Eastside Baptist or a Baptist church of like faith. A regionally
accredited college degree and accredited seminary or divinity degree is preferred along with five years of experience in a similar ministry. Prior to employment, the Associate Pastor/Youth Minister
must successfully complete a background check and drug testing. The Associate Pastor/Youth Minister must have a valid driver's license and be willing to obtain a CDL. Upon acceptance by the church the Associate Pastor/Youth Minister must become a member of Eastside Baptist Church. They must have a divine call to the ministry, and wholeheartedly support the doctrinal stance of Eastside Baptist Church as stated in the Eastside Baptist Church Constitution and By-Laws.
If interested, please send cover letter and resumé to [email protected] or to ATTN: Personnel committee, Eastside Baptist Church, 1165 Wyke Road, Shelby, NC 28150.

Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby NC is hiring. We are near the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. EBC has traditionally had a long tenured staff and is a strong church. Our pastor has been here over 18 years.  Please check out our church website for detailed information about our church, the job descriptions, and to apply. Our website is

Childrens Minister-This is a full-time position with benefits. We currently have two great part time Co-Childrens Ministers. Due to retirement, we are hiring for this position and a part time Children’s Ministry Assistant. Currently we have a strong children’s ministry that we would like to maintain and grow even more. You can find detailed information about this position on our website.

Friendship Baptist Church is seeking an experienced Person to Direct our Youth Ministry in Grades 6th thru 12th. This would involve meeting Sundays from 9:30 to 10:30 leading a Youth Sunday School Class and attending Worship from 11 to 12. This would also include a Youth evening program on Sundays from 6pm to 7pm and Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. It would also involve planning at least one youth activity per month. For information contact Friendship Baptist Church, 5008 S. New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC 28012, 704-825-3276 and email resume to [email protected] and [email protected].

Second Baptist Church
120 Linwood Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 – 704-739-4216
Director of Student Ministries
We are looking to hire an exemplary individual with outstanding leadership abilities to guide our church’s various ministries to students. This individual will strive to encourage all students in their spiritual growth, teaching them to expand their knowledge of God, and support them to develop their love for Him and others. The Director of Student Ministries will attend student functions at schools, grow relationships with the education community, and provide students and their families with Biblical
counseling. To be successful in this position means providing students with a place to belong that gives them. the courage to stand for Christ among unhealthy peer pressure. Ideal candidates should have insight and understanding of the challenges facing students and a compassionate response to their situations.
 Work in concert with the Pastor and church leadership.
 Oversee, grow, and coordinate all the church’s student ministry efforts.
 Design, oversee, and examine curriculum for all student programs, events, and classes.
 Lead and encourage students in their spiritual growth.
 Interact with students during Sunday services.
 Develop positive relationships with students and their parents.
 Display a Christ-like approach and lifestyle, and praying regularly for the students in the church and community.
 Incorporate students of all ages into various church ministries for His use.
 Grow students’ interest in the knowledge of God and His Word.
 Evidence of an ongoing love relationship with Jesus Christ.
 Biblical studies toward and/or some experience in student ministry.
 Proficient understanding of challenges and needs of young people.
 Excellent computer skills, and proficiency with social media.
 Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
 Excellent organizational skills.
 Love for young people.
 Ability to lead by example.
 Available to work a minimum of 16 hours over evenings and/or weekends and public holidays.
 Permanent part-time position.
 Weekly pay.
 Various paid holidays.
 Negotiable salary to start.

Lafayette Street Church
Youth/Children’s Minister
Lafayette Street Church in Shelby, N.C. is seeking a Part-time Minister to
Youth/Children. We are seeking a person who senses a call from God to be a part of a growing church in building a comprehensive ministry for the spiritual development and discipleship of Youth and Children. You would start out with 6-10 hrs. per week at $15 per hour. This would include Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights and preparation time. You must pass a background check and obtain a Child-safety Certification, which would be provided by the church. To receive more information about the church and a more detailed job description, contact the church office at 704-487-8333 or send your resume’ to [email protected]

Polkville Baptist
Student Minister
Polkville Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a Minster to Students. Those interested must have a call by God to vocational church ministry and a degree, or working towards, from an accredited college/university in religious studies. Those considered will show a desire to work with students
of all ages from birth through college age; work with the pastor by providing a vision for students in the church and community; work with parents and families to establish discipleship programs for all student ages; and work with children and youth planning teams to organize and
implement ministry to students of the church. For full job description please send an email request to [email protected]
Resumes will be accepted by email, [email protected].



Crestview Baptist Church of Shelby is searching for a musical accompanist (piano) to serve in a permanent part-time position. This will include Wednesday night choir practice and Sunday morning service, plus planning and practice time and special services as requested.

Send resume to:
Personnel Committee
Attn: Amy Wright/ Chairman
Crestview Baptist Church
1090 Old Boiling Springs Road,
Shelby, North Carolina 28152

Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby NC is hiring. We are near the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. EBC has traditionally had a long tenured staff and is a strong church. Our pastor has been here over 18 years.  Please check out our church website for detailed information about our church, the job descriptions, and to apply. Our website is

Minister of Music– We are currently looking for a Minister of Music to help EBC grow our music ministry. This is a full-time position with benefits. You can find detailed information about this position on our

Flint Hill:
Flint Hill Baptist Church is seeking a Pianist to play for worship services, choir rehearsals, and other occasions in support of the music ministry of the church. Anyone interested in this position please send a resume electronically to: [email protected]

New Bethel Baptist Church:

Minister of Music Position
New Bethel Baptist Church (Lawndale, NC) is in search of a Minister of Music who will serve the congregation in a part-time capacity by encouraging spiritual growth of the community through leadership in the gift of music. It will be this minister’s responsibility to create and provide leadership for a ministry that contributes to a worshipful environment that both utilizes and develops the musical gifts of volunteers. In order to best serve the needs of the congregation, this minister will seek to blend
traditional styles of music with new and emerging styles of worship. Further, the minister will use her/his musical gifts in vocal and instrumental performance to lead the congregation in worship. In the
pursuit of these goals, the minister will work alongside, and under the supervision of, the senior pastor in order to fulfill the mission of the congregation – “Knowing Christ and making Him known”.

Interested candidates should send a resume or CV, statement of faith, and cover letter as an attached document to [email protected].

Oak Grove:

Oak Grove Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a permanent part-time Music Minister. The candidate should be comfortable leading contemporary and traditional music, working with other musicians and singers, while also assisting fellow staff members and lay leaders in ministry where needed. Experience is preferred.  Also having the ability to play multiple instruments and being somewhat savvy with technology and onlineformats is helpful.  If interested, and want more information, please email your resume to: [email protected] (attn: Pastor Jason and the Worship Ministry Team) or send a hard copy resume to:  1022 Oak Grove Road Kings Mtn., NC 28086.

Pleasant Hill:
Pleasant Hill Baptist is in need of a pianist/choir accompanist for Sunday morning worship and Wednesday night choir rehearsal. Music is traditional/blended style. Contact Amanda Lowery [email protected]

Polkville Baptist Church is seeking a part-time pianist. Responsibilities include worship service, rehearsals, and additional special services as needed. Interested applicants need to submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Polkville Baptist Church at: P.O. Box 245, Polkville, NC 28136
Or email to: [email protected]
Please include pianist in subject line.

Poplar Springs:
Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Shelby is looking for a part-time organist. Responsibilities would be Wednesday night rehearsals and Sunday morning worship. Anyone interested and/or would like more information should submit a resume or contact the church at 704-487-8802. Resumes may be mailed to Personnel Committee, Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 1106 Poplar Springs Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152.

Sandy Plains:

Sandy Plains Baptist Church is seeking a Interim or Part-Time Music Minister. The Music Minister will be commissioned to prayerfully select music and to create an atmosphere of worship. The Minister will also be tasked with coordinating and overseeing all involved in the Music Ministry of the church including the pianist, instrumentalists, and singers. The Music Minister will need to be available for one practice a week (the day and time can be flexible) and the sound check and Worship service on Sunday mornings. The Music Minister will work closely with the Pastor and other staff to implement the vision of the church which is “Loving God and Loving People.” Those interested in learning more about the church and this position contact Elisabeth Cothran at [email protected].



Calvary Baptist Church of Shelby is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant that will perform general office work under the supervision of the Pastor, Deacons, and the Personnel Committee. The position is 20 hours per week at $15 an hour. Those interested can email Pastor Rob at [email protected] for a full job description



Baptist Children’s Home:

Job Title:  Cottage Parents
Location:  Shelby, NC
Method to Apply: Company Site:
The Cottage Parent position is salaried, exempt.  Baptist Children's Homes of NC, In. provides cottage homes where professionally-trained parents care for children in a Christian, family environment.  A nonprofit organization, BCH is nationally-accredited and uses CARE, a trauma-informed model to help boys and girls find healing. The Core
principles of this model are: Trauma Informed, Relationship Based, Family Focused, Ecologically Oriented, Developmentally Focused and Competence Centered. The Cottage Parent must demonstrate the Institutions
purpose, philosophy, policies and procedures. The Cottage Parent works as a team member and oversees the daily activities and needs of the children in care. These activities relate to supervising and maintaining individual and group relationships at the assigned areas.
* Minimum of 25 years of age.
* High School diploma or equivalent.
* Experience as a residential Cottage Parent and/or demonstrate the ability and motivation to learn and practice basic child care skills.
* Valid drivers license and be able to operate an agency vehicle to transport children.
* Must have the capability to manage, plan, organize, implement, monitor and maintain agency programs as well as adhere to accreditation standards and N.C. licensing requirements.
* Meets the general qualifications for employment as outlined in the institution&  personnel policies.

• Respects the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of staff members and children in care and strives to create a positive relationship within BCH.
• Participates in the agency’s Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) program as needed.
Clients/Foster Families:
• Facilitates FAC, admission, intake, transfer, and discharge conferences
• Provides leadership role in child and family conferences and coordinates and implements the Plan of Service and Plan of Service Reviews with each family
• Recruits and licenses foster families, provides and/or facilities required training.
• Provides support, encouragement, recognition of feelings and problem-solving which compliments family work and family therapy
• Arranges family contacts, emergency contacts, financial accounting, scheduling of appointments, behavior infractions, obtaining consents, in-home plans, and in reporting medical, school, and other daily events
• Establishes and maintains relationships with resources for client systems and assists family/custodian in securing appropriate internal and external community resources to meet the family’s needs
• Conducts psycho-educational groups to include but not be limited to peer pressure, social skills, anger management, independent living, group building initiatives, communication, decision making, chemical
dependency, self esteem
• Supports medical, dental and other appointments for youth in care
• Sets the tone that clarifies BCH’s “Family Systems” approach to family work, if the goal is family reunification
• Conducts routine home visits to the foster home
• Recruits foster families by presenting need for foster homes to individuals and groups
• Conducts foster home application studies in keeping with BCH policies and procedures and licensing standards
• Submits all required paperwork for foster home initial licensing and renewals
• Orients and trains new foster parents to achieve understanding of their roles, responsibilities, expectations, etc.
• Provides ongoing training to meet state and accreditation requirements and special needs of foster parents
• Is available to foster parents on a regularly-scheduled and emergency basis to assist with identified issues and crisis needs
• Assists foster parents with the securing of community resources identified as needed by the team
Record Keeping:
• Keeps all client files and documentation of case activities current this includes, but is not limited to, Admission Documents, MIGS, Plan of Service, Plan of Service Review, Summary Dictations, Individual Crisis Management Plans, Outcome Measurements, Consents, Progress Notes, Admission, Transfer, Discharge Memo’s, Alerting Slips, Court Reports, Aftercare Plans
Knowledge and Training:
• Continually increases knowledge and skills by taking steps necessary to stay in touch with current trends in the field of foster care
• Consistently and effectively applies professional knowledge and skills in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position
• Has a body of knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position
• Demonstrates a knowledge level of current trends in the area of services to families and children
• Develops a pool of external resources for supporting services on an as needed basis
• Demonstrates and implements a working knowledge of skills in working with family systems, individuals and groups

• Participates in Family Systems Trainings

Ability to operate standard office machines such as copier, computer, fax, calculator, etc. Ability to work within Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word software programs.
Ability to read, write and complete necessary documentation. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, customers, resources and the general public.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and ability to draw conclusions.
Regular contact with colleagues in all departments, as well as with outside individuals and groups; should represent Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, Inc. in a positive manner. Contacts outside of the agency where proper handling of situations is of utmost importance as the agency’s image could be affected.
Complies with agency policies and procedures concerning confidentiality and HIPAA regulations involving all aspects of client information, which include day to day care of the children, case records, family information, medical information, psychological services, etc which if disclosed, would have adverse internal and/or external effect, and could result in
termination of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations must be made to enable the individual with disabilities to perform the essential. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Usual office working conditions.

Green River Baptist Association:
The Green River Baptist Association is seeking an Associational Missions Strategist (DOM) to lead its 34 member churches in the foothills of Western NC. The preferred candidate will have 10 or more years of ministry experience, aligns with the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, is capable of leading pastors through a ministry of encouragement and prayer, has a burden for church revitalization and church planting, willing to lead our churches to engage in missions locally and globally, leadership development, has strong preaching, people, and teamwork skills. Completion of a Bachelors degree from a reputable school is required.
Resumes may be submitted until February 1st, 2024 to “[email protected]” or mailed directly to our office at 668 N Washington St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139. Please include a detailed, personal statement of faith, along with a cover sheet explaining why you are applying for this position. To find out more about our association of churches, visit our website at
Updated: 1/29/2024