Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association

Pastorless Churches:









*Send Resume to Church office unless otherwise noted.




Senior Pastor:

Alexis Baptist:
Alexis Baptist Church is currently seeking a full-time Senior Pastor. As a relatively conservative, rural Southern Baptist congregation, we are searching for the man of God who is called to lead our church into the future with an emphasis on teaching, evangelism and life-style missions. Candidates must have the following qualifications:
· Excellent leadership skills.
· 5-10 years of pastoral or ministry experience.
· Minimum educational requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Religion, or Christian Ministry or preferably a Master’s Degree from an accredited seminary/divinity school.
A resumé along with a statement of Christian journey, including ministry calling, may be mailed to the Alexis Baptist Church Pastor Search Committee, PO Box 39, Alexis, NC, 28006 or sent electronically to [email protected]


Lattimore Baptist Church is seeking a Pastor who is a sincere spiritual leader. Our Pastor will work with our Minister of Music, Youth Leader, & Children’s Leader to help our church members and community grow in our relationship with Christ. He will be a genuine, loving, people person as well as a strong preacher, teacher, & encourager; and have a desire to lead the church family toward growth. We prefer someone witha Masters Degree and at least 5 years experience. We are excited to see what God has in store for our church. The church is located in Lattimore, NC (6 miles west of Shelby, NC). A parsonage is available if needed. Please send Resumes and DVDs to: Lattimore Baptist Church, Pastor Search Committee, PO Box 188, Lattimore, NC 28089.


Buffalo Baptist Church in Shelby, North Carolina is seeking a full time pastor called by God to serve our church and community. We are a Southern Baptist congregation believing that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and are seeking a dedicated, energetic and caring pastor sharing our belief. The pastor will need to lead 3 services each week, (Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday night). Our pastor should be a man of the highest Godly character with God guided leadership and vision. He should have a minimum of 5 years ministry experience with a seminary degree. Please submit resumes including details of spiritual journey and calling by God to be a pastor, to: Pastor Search Committee, Buffalo Baptist Church, 108 Buffalo Church Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150 or via email to [email protected]


First Baptist Church, Shelby:
First Baptist Church, Shelby, NC, is seeking a Lead Pastor to guide our church into its next stage of worship and ministry. Qualifications include:
• A life of personal integrity and devotion to Jesus Christ;
• Previous experience as a pastor;
• Master of divinity degree or higher;
• Spirit-directed proclamation of the Word and vision for ministry;
• Evidence of strong leadership skills;
• Possession of energy and passion for the mission of the church;
• Effective communication skills to relate and collaborate with staff, church leaders and church members.
Those interested in applying should send a letter of interest and resume to [email protected]
FBC Shelby supports the mission agencies of the Cleveland County (NC) Baptist Association, the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Southern Baptist Convention.


New Bethel:
New Bethel Baptist Church in Lawndale, North Carolina is seeking a full time pastor who God is calling to serve our church and community. We are a conservative, mission minded, Southern Baptist Church family with strong ties to the community. Our church has traditional Sunday School and worship services. The pastor will lead 3 services each week (Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday evening), while working alongside a minister of music and a minister of youth and children to create the growth of the kingdom. Our pastor will be a man of the highest Godly character with God guided leadership and vision. He should believe the Bible is the true and inerrant word of God. After prayerful consideration, please submit resumes including details of your salvation experience and calling by God to be a pastor to; Pastor Search Committee, New Bethel Baptist Church, Post Office box 5 Lawndale, NC 28090. Resumes are currently being accepted.


Oak Grove:
Oak Grove Baptist Church believes that God is calling one man to be the pastor for us, and we are focused on finding His will to locate this person. We have seen God at work within our church and believe that God’s choice will bring Him honor and glory here at OGBC.
While we are not putting restrictions on God’s choice for us, we believe that His choice will have some theological training, believe the Bible to be the infallible and inerrant Word of God, and will provide messages and teachings reflecting this. We believe that God’s choice will also be a kind and loving person who can share that love while providing biblical based preaching and teaching. He will work with a Minister of Music (part-time), a Minister of Youth/Children (part-time), and lay people on a full time basis to strengthen our commitment to God, His teachings and to our community, nation and world.

Oak Grove Baptist Church is aligned with the Baptist State Convention of NC, and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Applicants should apply by email at [email protected] or mail to Krista Smith, Chairperson Pastor Search Committee, Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.


Sandy Run:
Sandy Run Baptist Church’s Pastor Search Committee is seeking resumes for its Senior Pastor Position. Resumes may be mailed to P.O. Box 297 Mooresboro, NC 28114 % Pastor Search Committee or emailed to the church office at [email protected]


SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, a conservative mission-minded congregation, in Lincolnton, NC is seeking a full-time pastor. We adhere to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message and prefer “traditional to blended “worship service. We support both the Southern Baptist Convention and the state conventions along with our local Association. Applicants should have 5-10 years ministry experience, possess a minimum of 4 year degree from an accredited Bible College/Seminary, strong preaching and teaching skills and be willing, as spiritual shepherd, to visit the sick, bereaved and shut-in members. Send resumes c/o Pastor Search Committee to the email address  [email protected] or mail along with a CD of your sermons to 204 Labans Lane, Lincolnton, NC 28092.


Zoar Baptist Church, Shelby, NC
Zoar Baptist Church, Shelby, NC is currently seeking a full-time pastor who God is calling to serve our church and community. We are a conservative, Southern Baptist, family, community and mission oriented church that was established in 1837. We have traditional Sunday School and worship services with average attendance of 90 – 100. The pastor will lead three services each week (Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening). He will work alongside a minister of music, and minister of children and minister of youth. Our pastor will be a man of the highest Godly character with God guided leadership and vision. He will be Biblically balanced and have a minimum of five years pastoral experience with a seminary degree from an accredited seminary. After prayerful consideration, please submit résumés including details of your salvation experience and calling by God to be a pastor,  to: Pastor Search Committee, Zoar Baptist Church, 1740 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152.


Ministry Assistants:

David Baptist is seeking to hire a secretary who can work 20-25 hours a week. Pay is $10 an hour. Responsibilities include: keeping financial records, contributions, write checks and do payroll and quarterly reports and taxes; creating a weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter, etc.  Must have experience with Quickbooks, Microsoft Word/Publisher, and basic computer skills. Please send send their resumes to [email protected]


Elizabeth Baptist is currently seeking an Administrative Ministry Assistant. This is a full-time position with benefits.
The successful candidate will perform standard administrative duties and must have experience creating, editing, and producing publications. Proficiency with Microsoft Publisher, Word, and Excel is required. Experience with church management software is a plus.
Must be highly organized and able to manage multi-task assignments.
If interested, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Resumes will be received through April 30th.


Youth and Children:

Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Job Description:
Bethlehem Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries to enhance its children and youth ministry programs by overseeing and providing Christ-centered activities that encourage spiritual growth and group involvement. The Director of Children and Youth Ministries will engage children, youth, and their families in order to help them grow and participate in the life and ministry of the church.
Working in collaboration with the Bethlehem Baptist Church staff and leadership, this person will:
• Display Christ-like approach and lifestyle, and pray regularly for young people in the church and community
• Provide weekly programming for children and youth to develop spiritually
• Plan, promote, and lead mission trips and service projects
• Build relationships with students and their families by providing spiritual care to foster a vibrant and solid student community
• Develop and grow our impact in the local community through outreach and communication
• Keep the pastor and appropriate committees up-to-date on the happenings in student ministry
• Complete all other duties as needed/assigned
• Able to effectively teach and communicate the Bible
• Physically able to engage in activities with students
• Able to motivate and grow a team
Required Qualifications:
• Be in agreement with the Church’s doctrines as written in the Articles of Faith
• Be in accordance with the Constitution and By-Laws of Bethlehem Baptist Church
• Exhibits a love for students and children
• A minimum of three years’ experience in children/youth ministry
• Able to drive the church buses and obtain CDL
Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher from college or seminary in church-related field


Sandy Plains:
Sandy Plains Baptist Church in Shelby, NC is seeking a part-time Youth Minister. The ideal candidate is someone who can work to foster a strong sense of Christian community within the youth group while finding ways to welcome more youth into that community. This person should have the ability to teach the bible in dynamic ways, encourage spiritual growth, and help the youth navigate the challenges of life that teens and pre-teens face in today’s world. The most important qualification is someone who will love our youth, who will help them to love others, and help them to be loved by God. Sandy Plains is located in a rural community about 15 minutes from Gardner-Webb University. We are currently renovating a designated youth space.

Regular responsibilities include:
– Teaching weekly bible studies (Sunday School, etc.)
– Planning and leading regular events, retreats, and fundraisers
– Preparing and managing an annual budget
– Managing funds received through fundraisers
– Attending regular services
– Helping in worship planning by finding ways for the youth to participate in worship services
– A more detailed job description will be negotiated through the interview process

All interested applicants should submit a current resume and letter of interest to [email protected]



Concord Baptist Church:
Bostic, NC is currently seeking a part-time PIANIST.  Concord is a congregation with a blended mix of worship.  Anyone who is interested please send resumes to PO Box 70, Bostic, NC 28018 or to Jamie Allen at [email protected]

Eastside Baptist:

Eastside Baptist Church of Shelby NC is seeking a Music Minister. We are seeking the candidate that God calls to our church either full or part-time. Full-time position would include Associate Pastor duties. College degree in music and/or discipleship is required. Send resumes to [email protected]


Elizabeth Baptist Church
Interim Minister of Music: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 North Post Road Shelby, NC 28152. Responsibilities include working with pastor and staff in worship planning, providing information for weekly bulletin, leading music at both services on Sunday mornings (8:30 traditional, 11:00 Blended), choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, and work with the praise team and vocal ensemble. Responsibilities could include handbell and keenage choirs and giving oversight to children’s choirs. Participation in weddings, funerals, and other church events may be requested if available. Please send letter of interest and resume to [email protected]


Elizabeth Baptist Church
Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, NC is receiving resumes for the position of Minister of Music. This position is responsible for giving leadership and oversight for a fully comprehensive music ministry. For more information about Elizabeth Baptist Church, please go to the church’s website at This position will be a part of the ministerial team of the church. Persons interested should email a cover letter and current resume to [email protected] Resumes will be received through May 31st, 2019.


Lafayette Streeet United Methodist:
Lafayette Street United Methodist Church in Shelby is searching for a musical accompanist (organ and/or piano) to serve from April through September, with the possibility of becoming permanent. This will involve Wednesday nights and Sundays, plus planning/practice time. Salary is negotiable. Contact the church office at 704-487-8333 Monday through Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm if you are interested.

Macedonia Baptist Church, Lincolnton:
Macedonia Baptist Church is currently receiving resumes for the position of part-time Worship Leader. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, directing the adult choir and praise team, leading blended congregational worship, assisting with funerals, weddings and other special services as needed, developing vocalists and musicians, and working with our worship ministry team and senior pastor to plan and lead Christ-centered worship. Music ministry experience and/or music education will be taken into consideration. Resumes may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to Macedonia Baptist Church, Attention: Dr. Randy Setzer, 5286 E. Hwy. 150, Lincolnton, NC 28092.


New Prospect:
We are prayerfully seeking a part-time music director and organist to help lead  an engaging time of worship for our congregation.  The ideal person should have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The director would be responsible for choosing music and leading the choir and congregation in worship on Sunday morning, Sunday night, special events and choir practice on Wednesday evenings.

The organist would be responsible for playing the organ Sunday morning worship and choir practice on Wednesday evening after Bible Study.

We welcome you to be a part of our church family. Please send resumes to the church: 1960 New Prospect Church Rd., Shelby, NC  28150


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]


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.


Race Path:
Race Path Baptist Church, Ellenboro, NC, is searching for a part-time minister of music that is interested in planning blended worship services for our people.  Please send your resume to Race Path Baptist Church, 1171 Race Path Baptist Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040 or email the church at [email protected]  If you email our church, please place “PART-TIME MINISTER OF MUSIC” in the subject area.


Sandy Run Baptist Church:
Sandy Run Baptist Church Mooresboro, NC  part time Minister of Music Position is 15 hrs/wk-responsible for all music ministries. Please submit resume to: [email protected] Run Baptist Church:
Sandy Run Baptist Church Mooresboro, NC  part time Minister of Music Position is 15 hrs/wk-responsible for all music ministries. Please submit resume to: [email protected]






Updated: 4/18/2019