Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association

Pastorless Churches:








*Send Resume to Church office unless otherwise noted.


Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina:
Do you love missions? Do you want to spread that love of missions to others? Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina is seeking a part-time Adult Consultant to lead NC churches in facilitating missions education, and missions and ministry involvement opportunities for adults.Candidates must be passionate about equipping adults to spread the gospel, skilled in verbal and written communication, innovative in designing and implementing missions programming, and organized in coordinating people and events (such as retreats, conferences, mission projects, etc.). A college degree and five years of relevant experience required. Seminary degree preferred, but not necessary as additional training can be provided.

For a complete job description, please visit Resumes with cover letters must be emailed to Amy Boone ([email protected]) by November 30.

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]

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.

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.


Westview Baptist Church is seeking a Part Time Minister of Outreach and Assimilation.  The new position is designed for the person God calls and has gifted to reach others with the gospel.  The position will require 25-30 hours per week and would involve assisting the Pastor and Staff in weaving the church together in a seamless process in the community.  This position will require organizational and administrative skills while implementing new ministries and enhancing existing ones through creative outreach, technology and media, while maintaining a missionary mindset.   Please submit a written resume by mail to Westview Baptist Church, 500 Melody Lane, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before October 10, 2019, or by email to [email protected]

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

Dublin First Baptist Church:

Dublin First Baptist Church, is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor and Minister to Students.  We are a conservative, mission-minded, Southern Baptist congregation in rural southeastern NC, average attendance of 200.  We adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and partner with the Bladen Baptist Association, Baptist State Convention of NC and the Southern Baptist Convention.  We are searching for the man of God who is called to lead students and their families, possessing a deep knowledge of the Bible and gifted in teaching God’s Word to young people and adults.  This position has pastoral responsibilities conducted under the guidance of the Senior Pastor. A minimum Associates Degree in Biblical Studies required. Bachelors or Seminary graduate with 5 years’ experience as a youth leader/pastor preferred.  Please send resume to Associate Pastor and Minister of Youth Search Committee, PO Box 187, Dublin, NC

Mountain Grove Baptist Church:
Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Hickory is searching for
a part-time Youth Director. The position is available
beginning October 1, 2019. For more information and to
submit a résumé, contact the Church via email
at  [email protected] or send written
correspondence to Personnel Committee Chairman, Mountain
Grove Baptist Church, 6156 Mountain Grove Road, Hickory,
NC 28602.

Walls Baptist Church:

Walls Baptist Church has an exciting opportunity for a new full-time Minister of Youth and Children. This individual will be responsible for all ministries from nursery to graduation of high school. He/she must be a born-again Christian with a distinct call on their life to lead youth and children. They should set a worthy example of faithfulness and dedication in all areas of their ministry. It’s imperative that this person believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. Applicants should mail resumes to: Walls Baptist Church, Personnel Committee, 645 Walls Church Road, Bostic, NC 28018 or email resumes to [email protected] For more info, call 828-447-9603

Zoar Baptist Church:

Zoar Baptist Church of Shelby is currently seeking a part time youth leader. This position consist of 10 hours per week. The duties include but are not limited to, leading Sunday morning and Wednesday night youth bible study. For a complete list of responsibilities interested candidates should send questions and or resumes to: [email protected] or
Zoar Baptist Church Youth Committee
1740 South Lafayette St.
Shelby NC 28152


Westview Baptist Church is seeking a Church Secretary/Administrator position which involves both secretarial and financial skills.  The Secretary/Administrator will fulfill the day-to-day affairs of the church; perform general church office duties, provide administrative assistance to the church staff and chairpersons of each committee as it relates to the established procedures, operations, and ministries of the church.  The Secretary/Administrator will also maintain accurate financial records of church contributions and expenditures. Skills required:  knowledge of office computers and software (Microsoft Office Suite), desktop publishing, computer/accounting program. To apply, please send resume to: Personnel Committee, Westview Baptist Church, 500 Melody Lane, Shelby NC 28152 or email to:  [email protected]


Bethany Baptist Church:
Bethany is seeking an inspired person to lead a contemporary worship style, to develop and organize the praise time and individuals. Contact Pastor Rich 704-300-1730

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]

Crestview Baptist Church:
Crestview Baptist Church in Shelby is searching for a musical accompanist (piano) to serve in a permanent part-time position. This will involve Wednesday nights and Sundays, plus planning/practice time.
Send resume to: Crestview Baptist Church
1090 Old Boiling Springs Road
Shelby, North Carolina 28152

Hickory Grove Baptist Church:
Worship Leader

  • part time position
  • blended worship
  • choir/praise team
  • technology support
  • commensurate compensation

Hickory Grove Baptist Church
Gastonia, NC
[email protected]

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

Oak Grove:
Oak Grove Baptist Church is seeking an individual for the position of Organist/Accompanist.

This is a 4 – 6 hour per week, part-time, salaried position. Position includes playing music for Sunday morning & evening services, choir practices and special planned events (cantata, revival, etc.)

The qualified candidate should have a proficiency in playing the organ, have a knowledge of organ range of skills, the ability to sight read accompaniments. You should be self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills, work well with other and be flexible with changes in work hours during the Christmas and Easter seasons. If want additional details, please email them to [email protected]

Please submit your resume, reference, and video/audio sample of you playing (if possible) to: Oak Grove Baptist Church Attn: Music Committee 1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or email to [email protected]

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.

Updated: 11/14/19