Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association

Pastorless Churches:











*Send Resume to Church office unless otherwise noted.


Senior Pastor:

Boiling Springs:
Boiling Springs Baptist Church is a moderate congregation with an average attendance of 150. We are in a small University town in Cleveland County North Carolina. We are dually aligned with the SBC and CBF. We recognize and affirm the ordination of women and men in ministry and support the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. The church financially supports the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the Cooperative Fellowship of North Carolina, The Greater Cleveland Baptist Association, and many local ministries. Boiling Springs Baptist Church ministers to all but does not affirm all lifestyles and choices. The church desires a servant leader who is an effective preacher with well developed sermons. We seek a pastor who is a good leader who can deal effectively with conflict yet who is compassionate and caring and helps others develop spiritually. Applicants must hold an advanced degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school.
Church Website: Boiling Springs Baptist Church – Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Cleveland County Demographics:
Resumes will be accepted until May 31 , 2023.
Please submit resumes to [email protected]

Fallston Baptist Church, Fallston, NC is prayerfully seeking a pastor with a heart for God’s work, a seminary degree, a broad knowledge of the Bible, communication skills easily understood by all ages, a willingness to visit the sick and shut-ins of the church, and a desire to grow the church and spread the gospel in our community. We are a diversified community with a varied socioeconomic membership belonging to both the Southern
Baptist Convention and the Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association.Please send Resumes to: Pastor Search Committee, Fallston Baptist Church, PO Box 116, Fallston, NC 28042, Or Email: [email protected]

Fellowship Missionary:
Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Airy, NC is seeking to serve with a pastor who is faithful to God’s leadership and sensitive to His discernment. A servant leader that will display enthusiasm and encouragement and has the ability to effectively lead, motivate and strengthen the body of Christ.

To find out more about our congregation, please visit our website at Please send resumes to the Pastor Search Committee: [email protected]

Lafayette Street Church:
Lafayette Street Church is seeking a Permanent Part-time Pastor.
Could our brand new old church be your next call? We were a 208 year old
United Methodist Church until September 26, 2022, when we disaffiliated from the denomination and became an independent congregation of faith. We have asked our Lord, Jesus-The Christ, for a new flock-leader. Is He leading you to give us a closer look as Your Call to ministry? We are located in Shelby, NC, about half-way between Asheville and Charlotte, NC and about 60 miles north of Greenville, Spartanburg, SC. Before leaving the denomination, our attendance had declined to about 35 per Sunday, but since then, our Lord has blessed us with returning members as well as
new folks-increasing our attendance to close to 60 and we continue to grow each week! Our ministry team had declined to a single pastor, but in the past 2 months the Lord has added three new paid staff to the ministry team; a Minister of Music/Worship Leader, a church musician/accompanist, and a new church Office Administrator! Also, a new volunteer Youth Leader will start this month! Are you the one He has willed to lead us to our next place in His Kingdom? We have a large physical plant with a large, beautiful sanctuary, fellowship hall, kitchen, remodeled restrooms, offices, classrooms, parking, recreation area, and playground. Our county is preparing for a housing expansion including one 400 Town-home Subdivision across the street from the church. If our Lord is providing
you some vision for how you would lead us in these coming times, we want to talk to you. Please contact us and let’s begin to pray and share how our Lord may lead us together.
Please send resumes to :[email protected] or mail to Lafayette Street Church, 1420 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC. 28152, Atten: Church Administrator

Lawndale Baptist:
Lawndale Baptist Church in Lawndale, NC is seeking a full-time pastor to shepherd and grow the church.  To provide Spirit led, bible-based preaching and teaching. We support the SBC, NC Baptist State Convention, and our local association (The Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association). If the Spirit is leading you to serve our church, please send resumes to:                LBC Pastor Search Team
PO Box 55
Lawndale, NC 28090
Or email: [email protected]

Patterson Grove:
Patterson Grove Baptist Church, in Kings Mountain, NC is seeking a full-time senior pastor to guide the multi-generational church in discerning God’s will and vision for the future while building on the church’s spiritual markers of the past.  This visionary shepherd will stand grounded in prayer and God’s Word to equip the church for a lifestyle of vibrant worship, gospel communication of Jesus Christ and mission minded thinking.  This Spirit-led pastor will be able to teach and lead others with awareness, perseverance, and a servant heart encouraging the fellowship of believers to proclaim Jesus, make disciples, and bless the community.

Please submit your resume by Friday, March 31 [email protected]

Pleasant Ridge:
At Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church we are prayerfully seeking a new Senior Pastor, whom we believe God has already prepared to lead our church. This person will have a heart for Jesus and leading others to a deeper
relationship with Jesus. The new Senior Pastor will provide spiritual oversight and leadership to the church leaders, congregation, and the community. They will preach, teach, and counsel the church body.
At Pleasant Ridge, we see our primary purpose as Loving God, Growing Together, and Making a Difference. Our Statement of Faith can be found here:

The qualifications for the Senior Pastor are:
• Must be an ordained Minister in accordance with the Baptist Doctrine
• Graduation from an accredited seminary or equivalent education/experience
• Adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message
• Must be an effective communicator, gifted teacher, proactive leader and skilled counselor
• Possess church administrative and organizational skills
• Prefer a record of community involvement
• Demonstrate the ability to prepare and deliver biblically sound lessons and messages
• Must be able to articulate a vision for the church that emphasizes spiritual growth and development
• Must serve to provide spiritual leadership that will lead the congregation to live in service for Christ
• As a spiritual leader and visionary of the church, be goal driven, mission focused, a problem solver, and a team player. All interested and qualified applicants must provide the following information:
• Cover Letter
• Current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing relevant ministry, professional and educational experience.
• Copy of Degrees/Diplomas, ministerial licenses, and certificates
• Links to recent sermons
• Three (3) letters of recommendation (2 clergy and 1 layperson)
Other information/items may be required throughout the interview process.

Submit completed packet by email or mail by February 10, 2023 to:
[email protected]
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church
c/o Chair- Pastor Search Committee
198 Pleasant Ridge Church Road
Shelby, NC 28152

Poplar Springs Baptist: 

Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Shelby, NC, is seeking a full-time pastor to connect with a vibrant and growing church. We are a moderate congregation, with an average worship attendance of 225, dually aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. We recognize and affirm the ordination of women and men called by God to serve in ministry. We support the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. We seek a candidate with experience who is also a graduate of an accredited seminary or divinity school. The church desires a servant leader to join our present ministerial and support staff team, one who is passionate about the proclamation of scripture and connecting with families in a personable and genuine way. A church profile is available for review at

Send resume and cover letter to

[email protected] or mail to Pastor Search Committee, Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 1106 Poplar Springs Church Road, Shelby, NC, 28152.

Closing date: March 31, 2023

Youth and Children:

Campfield Memorial:

Campfield Memorial Baptist Church in Ellenboro, NC is seeking a Youth Pastor. Responsibilities include planning, directing, conducting, evaluating, and administering a comprehensive youth ministry for the spiritual development and discipleship of the youth.

To receive a detailed job description or to submit a resume please email [email protected]

Camps Creek Baptist Church, Mooresboro, NC 

Part-time Children’s minister  We are a loving community based church who is founded in God’s Word, Christ centered, and desires to share the gospel with others.  We are looking for someone who is solid in their faith and grounded in the Bible.  This person will minister to and direct the ministries of children and their families. Responsibilities include planning, directing, conducting, and developing these ministries for the spiritual growth and discipleship of the youth and children.  You need to have good communication skills, the ability to work well with staff and volunteers, and display a love for students with a desire to disciple them in God’s Word. 

Please send resumes c/o Personnel Committee to [email protected] or 2323 Camp Creek Church Road  Mooresboro, NC 28114  

For additional questions (704) 434-2354

Eastside Baptist Church, Shelby

The Associate Pastor/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 Associate Pastor/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. Resumes will be accepted till April 24th, 2023.

First Baptist Church, Lincolnton
First Baptist Church, Lincolnton, NC is searching for a full-time Children’s Minister.  Interested candidates who feel called to serve in the position should send their inquiries or resumes to [email protected] or call the church office at 704-732-1101.  The church is also searching for a Custodian

Shelby, North Carolina
Position Profile
Position: Children/Youth Pastor
Status: Full-time
Reports To: Business Manager and Lead Pastor

All questions and/or resumes can be emailed to Eli Wortman at [email protected]

Summary: The Children/Youth Pastor is primarily responsible for engaging our families and their children/youth through small groups, classes, special events and other programs. The purpose of family ministry at FBC is to help develop disciple-making students who love Jesus and who engage their friends, neighbors, and classmates with the good news of Jesus.
● Coordinate and catalyze ministry to children and youth in Cleveland County and their families by helping our newborns through 12th graders walk in the way of Jesus Christ.
● Recruit, train, and motivate volunteer leaders to journey alongside our children and youth at FBC.
● Give leadership to the work of the Youth Ministry Assist Team (YMAT), the
Children Ministry Assist Team (CMAT), and provide vision to the shape of
children’s and youth ministries in dynamic collaboration
● Coordinate opportunities for parents to feel cared for and supported.
● Support children, youth, and their families through direct pastoral care efforts as time allows and in conjunction with ministry staff, being physically, spiritually, and emotionally present for them throughout the changing seasons of life. Meet children and youth where they are at school and extracurricular events when and where appropriate.
● Serve as the lead administrator for children and youth functions,
collecting payments & forms throughout the year and managing the
various youth funds.
● Offer leadership in worship for Sundays and special services.
● Preach on occasion in worship gatherings when applicable.
Job Logistics
● Hours: full-time
● Timeframe: Position is currently available and can be filled as soon as new hire is able to begin.
● Compensation: TBD. Based on experience
● Work week:
○ Sundays — Sunday worship, youth and children afternoon/evening
activity (6-8 hrs)
○ Weekly ministry staff meetings (Mondays)
○ Mid-week evening program for children and youth
○ Routine opportunities for connection with children and youth
○ Additional regular commitments
■ Regular meetings leading children and youth volunteers and assist
■ Preparation time for family events
■ Ongoing — communication with staff and families by phone, text,
email; time in relationship-building with youth
○ Additional as-needed commitments
■ Occasional children and youth trips/retreats
■ Camp in the summer
■ Pastoral care as needs arise
● Bachelor’s degree required; Master of Divinity or similar degree preferred
● 1-3 years of experience in children or youth ministry strongly preferred
● Previous church work experience strongly preferred
● Highly-developed skills in interpersonal communication (verbal, written,
listening), with a strong sensitivity to appropriate discretion and confidentiality
● Ability to work and interact in a collaborative environment with colleagues and church members, while being an independent self-starter
● Commitment to full and positive engagement within the vision of the church to make disciples in Cleveland County for the glory of God.

Lattimore Baptist Church in Lattimore, NC

Lattimore Baptist Church in Lattimore, NC, is currently seeking a part time Family Minister to lead our youth and children and to develop spiritual opportunities for families.  The primary responsibilities include: visiting families in the community who have youth and children, coordinating and leading weekly discipleship programs, monthly ministry events and mission projects, and planning activities for families.  (A complete job
description can be obtained from the church office by calling
704-434-2450.)  The LBCFM is expected to encourage the children and youth in their spiritual development by building relationships and ministering to them, their families, and the church family. He/she will partner with the church staff in helping to plan and lead worship and serve in various ministry roles.  The position will require 18-20 hours per week with an annual salary of $15,600.00.  Applicants can email resumes to:
[email protected] or mail to Lattimore Baptist Church,
atten: LBCFM Search Committee, PO Box 188, Lattimore, NC 28089

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]

Pleasant City Church

Pleasant City Church is located in Shelby, NC. We have an average Sunday attendance of 900 with a student ministry involving a weekly average of 130 students and leaders. Our church exists to love God, connect with
others, and reach the world. We encourage each applicant to visit our website to view our beliefs, culture, and layout of our current student ministry:
Resumes may be emailed to [email protected] Submission deadline is February 19 th . Please include in your resume a brief bio detailing information on your family, testimony, call to ministry, and your church history. Contact the church office (704-487-6415) if you desire to ensure receipt of resume submission.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Christian ministry preferred
Experience: A minimum of 3 years of experience in ministry
Expectations: Must have a genuine Pastor’s heart and love for students that leads to the discipling of these students. Must be a proficient communicator that rightly studies and teaches the Word of God.
Oversees and Coordinates
Wednesday Worship Gatherings (warehouseWorship)
– Coordinates and leads weekly student worship Gathering
o Oversees all directors of the Wednesday Gathering: café, security, worship team, media, small group leaders, etc.
– Prepares and preaches a Biblically sound message each week that is engaging and challenging
– Coordinates specialized ministry for 6 th graders (Merge)
Sunday Connect (Small) Groups (warehouseConnect)
– Coordinates all curriculum for connect groups with a mandate to cover important topics (Examples: social media, an overview of the Bible, sex: lust, porn, LGBTQ+, relationships: dating and friendships,
defending your Faith)
– Recruits, trains, and supervises all Connect leaders
– Maintains a strong visible presence with the students and leaders each Sunday morning
– Leads by example through leading/teaching the 11-12 th grade Connect group Intern and Adult Lay Leadership
– Provides a clear vetting process on leaders that teach or lead a small group (Examples: knowing where potential leaders stand on Scripture, God’s design for sex/identity, Pro-life, Drug use, etc.)
– Gives clear expectations to all leaders
– Meets frequently with adult leaders (at least once a month)
– Meets weekly with interns
– Personally leads specific hands on training for warehouse leadership
– Cultivates a culture of fellowship among adult leadership by providing opportunities for adults to fellowship with Student Pastor and other adult leaders
Student Leadership
– Provides a clear strategy and process of student leadership development
– Personally meets frequently with High School student leaders (at least twice a month)
– Coordinates frequently with Middle School student leaders (at least twice a month)

Student Camps, Retreats, Conferences, and Mission Trips
– Leads a summer camp experience for all Middle and High School students.
o Schedules follow-up meetings/conversations with parents and their students who made important decisions during camp (This should occur no later than one week after camp)
– Leads missional opportunities (international and local) throughout each year for Middle and High School students (Examples: Serve Shelby, World Changers, Mission Guatemala)
o International mission opportunities will be in coordination with Missions Pastor Student Activities, Fellowships, and Recreation
– Coordinates and attends activities and events for students to connect with one another as well as the
Student Pastor and other leaders outside of normal gathering times (at least once a month) Young Singles (College-Age) Ministry
– Coordinates all curriculum for this connect group with a mandate to cover important topics. (Examples: social media, an overview of the Bible, sex (lust, porn, LGBTQ+), relationships: dating and friendships, defending your Faith)
– Recruits, trains, and supervises all college-age Connect leaders Counsel and Visitation for Students
– Creates availability to students for counsel and crisis
– Coordinates with students and parents counseling options within church and outside referrals Student Media and Communications
– Provides clear and timely communication with parents, students, and leaders through multiple mediums (emails, texts, paper handouts, etc.)
– Promotes a strong social media presence in coordination with the Creative Arts Pastor
Upkeep of the Student Center & Equipment
– Expected to keep an overall professional appearance to the facility- Closets, rooms, and general areas are kept neat and clean (Leaders are trained to reset areas back to their default setup after use)
– Coordinates with the Facilities Manager and the Creative Arts Pastor on building and production equipment needed (both new and maintenance)
– Coordinates with Facilities Manager for any issues involving the cleaning service or broken items Student Ministry Budget

General Expectations
– Must be a person who demonstrates a call to ministry and a daily walk with the Lord
– Must be a person of integrity and discipline
– Must be a tithing member of the Church Body
– Must have a family that supports the ministry of the Church with regular attendance and participation
– Must be a team player
– Must keep regular office hours and attend staff meetings
– Must work under supervision of the Lead Pastoral Team (Lead Pastor, Associate Pastors)

*All PCC staff job descriptions are evaluated and modified on a yearly basis


Tri-City Baptist Church in Conover, NC is seeking a full-time Student Minister. This position is responsible for planning and directing a comprehensive, energetic, and life changing ministry for middle and high school students. The Student Minister works closely with the Senior Pastor, church staff, and student ministry leaders to set goals, establish programs, provide leadership, and develop strategies and policies supporting the overall mission and strategies of the church. Qualifications include a relevant BA/BS and at least 3 year’s related experience.
For more information about our church, visit Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected], SUBJECT: STUDENT MINISTER POSITION.


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]

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]

Lily Memorial
Lily Memorial Baptist Church is in need of a pianist/choir accompanist. Music is traditional. Responsibilities would include Sunday morning service at 11:00, Sunday afternoon choir practice at 4:30, Sunday evening service at 6:00 and Wednesday night prayer meeting at 6:00. Resumes may be mailed to Lily Memorial Baptist Church, 406 Whitener St. Shelby, NC 28152.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Mooresboro, NC is searching for a pianist to serve its Music Ministry. The applicant must be a proficient keyboardist who can skillfully perform a variety of worship music styles including traditional, contemporary, spiritual, gospel etc. and who is capable of accompanying a 4-part choral rehearsal and performance.  This is a paid position.  If interested or need more information, please contact Minister Of Music Rodney Lattimore at 828-289-9322 or [email protected].  Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church is located at 1301 Mt. Pleasant Church Road Mooresboro, NC 28114

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Job Opening

Job Title: Interim Music Director
Department: Ministerial Staff
Position Status: Part-Time


• Directs the music ministry of the Church.
• Assists the Pastor in planning all worship services.
• Arranges and provides music for funerals, special services and other Church-related activities upon request.
• Model Biblical integrity in all things.
• Available 6 to 10 hours per week including partial office hours.

During limited church activities, the pay will be $140.00 per week based on 10 hours at $14.00 per hour. When we resume more activities, including choirs both adult and children, the rate will increase to $196.00 per week based on working 14 hours per week at $14.00 per hour.

A typical week (currently) would look like:
4 hours on Sunday Morning
2 hours on Thursday Evening (Praise Team practice)
Possibly an additional 4 hours per week for planning or other functions

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1787 Cajah’s Mountain Rd Hudson, NC 28638 828-396-1241
[email protected]
Office Hours: M-F 8:00-4:00 Pastor – Stephen Owen

Oak Grove:
Oak Grove Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a permanent part-time pianist that can read music and play traditional hymns and contemporary music. Responsibilites include Sunday morning & evening Worship Serve and choir practice. If interested, and more information, please mail resume to: Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Rd. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Attn: Josh Hamrick. You may 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]

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.

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.

Walls Baptist:
Walls Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Minister of Music. Interested candidates may send resumes by email to [email protected] or mail to Walls Baptist Church, 645 alls Church Road Bostic, NC 28018. Walls Baptist Church affirms the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God and the basis for our beliefs. Candidates must be Christian in character, spirit, attitude and practice. Worship style is traditional.


Kings Mountain First:
Church Secretary – posted January 2023 (position to be filled by March 2023)

First Baptist Church is seeking a Church Secretary. The Personnel Policies require that this person NOT be a member of First Baptist Church Kings Mountain, but must be active in a local church and above all else display Godly Christian character. The duties for this position will include those normally associated with a receptionist and secretary. The Church Secretary will operate under the regular supervision of the Pastor, Church Staff, and Office Manager. Anyone interested should send a resume to the church by email ([email protected]) or drop it off in person to the main church office located at 605 West King Street, Kings Mountain.

The official job description and details for this position will soon be available.

New Hope:

Updated: 3/27/2023