Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association

Pastorless Churches:












*Send Resume to Church office unless otherwise noted.


Senior Pastor:

Beech Glen Baptist Church:
Beech Glen Baptist Church, Inc, a Southern Baptist church in Mars Hill, N.C. with an attendance of 80+ for Sunday morning worship, seeks a full-time pastor who is devoted to Jesus Christ, passionate about shepherding his flock, and clear in his calling from God. Sermons should demonstrate strong biblical knowledge and applicability to everyday life. The ideal candidate will cast a vision for the future while embracing our strong focus on missions. Seminary and/or bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary range begins at $52K per year based on education and experience. Compensation will be structured according to your preferences and IRS regulations. Please send resume to “Search Committee, PO Box 715, Mars Hill, NC, 28754” and/or via email to [email protected] Your application should include a link to an online sermon or some form of digital media (e.g. CD, DVD, etc…) sent to the PO Box above. Application implies consent to a nationwide background investigation.

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.

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

Youth and Children:

Full Time Student Pastor

Bethlehem Baptist Church
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Job Description:
Bethlehem Baptist Church is seeking a Full Time Student Pastor 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

Boiling Springs:
Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Boiling Springs, NC, seeks part-time minister to youth grades 6-12. Areas of responsibility include planning and working with youth, parents, and church staff. Applicant should be a self-starter; work well without direct supervision; have good organizational, time management, and communication skills; and be a team player. Expertise in using social media and online tools a must. Experience working with youth is preferred. Please see an expanded job description on the BSBC website at Send letter of interest and resume to [email protected] no later than July 1.

Mountain Grove Baptist Church:
Mountain Grove Baptist Church in Hickory is searching for
a part-time Youth Director.  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.

New Hope:
New Hope Baptist Church is receiving resumes for a full-time Youth and Children’s Pastor. Send resumes to: New Hope Baptist Church, Attention: Search Committee; P.O. Box 116, Earl, NC 28038 or [email protected]

Shady Grove Baptist Church:
Shady Grove Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a part-time Youth Director/ Minister. (With the potential of becoming full-time.)
The ideal candidate should feel the call of God on their life to work with Middle and High School Teens. The Youth Director/Minister should be able to work well in a team setting. Candidate should have the desire to lead teens to have a personal relationship with Christ and too seek a deeper walk with Christ each day.

The Youth Director/Minister will be responsible to teach and over see the youth meetings of the church. (Sunday School, Sunday night Rooted Student Ministries, and Wednesday Night Rooted Student Ministries, And other youth activities as scheduled.)

For more information please contact:
Pastor Dale Hendricks
Shady Grove Baptist Church
3240 Tryon Courthouse Road
Cherryville, NC 28021
(704) 435-9605
[email protected]


Elizabeth Baptist:
We are currently seeking a part-time Receptionist. Approximately 18 hours per week. In addition to general administrative duties, the successful candidate should be highly organized and able to effectively manage multi-task assignments. Responsibilities include answering phone calls and greeting visitors in a pleasant manner, as well as assisting with basic financial functions. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Flint Hill Baptist:
Flint Hill Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to work 40 hours, Monday-Friday. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and skill in Microsoft Office Software, knowledge and professional use of various forms of technology, experience and skill required in maintaining and updating financial responsibility (proficient in QuickBooks and/or other related financial applications), and must have experiences with payroll and budgeting. Applicants should be organized, detail-oriented, and should demonstrate exemplary verbal and written communication skills. As an integral part of the church, Flint Hill Baptist Church desires a trustworthy individual who is timely and professional. This position welcomes additional knowledge in various forms of technology, communication avenues, and publication forms. Applications will be accepted and considered equally from Flint Hill Baptist Church members as
well as applicants outside church membership. Flint Hill Baptist Church requires personnel to be of Christian faith and willing to serve the church in all endeavors.
Application Opening Date: Thursday, August 6 th
Application Closing Date: Thursday, August 20th

All interested individuals should complete a cover letter and resume to be sent to the following email address. We are asking that all applicants send information electronically and not to the church office.
Please send submissions to the following address: [email protected]

Waco Baptist Church is in need of a part-time secretary: 15 hours per week would. Payroll experience is preferable. Please mail resume or call by June 15. Waco Baptist Church, PO Box 297, Waco, NC 28169. Call/ leave a message Everette Grigg 704-435-2937


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

Lattimore Baptist Church:
Lattimore Baptist Church is seeking a part time organist. This position includes playing during Sunday morning worship services and coordinating special music with the pianist. This person should have the ability to work well with others. This person also needs to be willing to play at weddings and funerals when requested and fill in for the pianist when she is absent. Lattimore Baptist Church services use the Baptist Hymnal and are traditional in style of worship. If interested, please email resume 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.

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]

Pleasant Ridge:
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Shelby NC (located 2 ½ miles from Gardner-Webb University) is seeking a part-time Church Organist who will serve in consultation with the Minister of Worship and Discipleship as well as the worship planning team in a way that reflects our church’s mission, values and theology. This person would provide musical accompaniment for all worship services and would provide support for all scheduled adult choir rehearsals. Two weeks of paid vacations each year are included in the salary package. If you are interested in receiving a more comprehensive Job Description or you would like to offer a resumé, please contact the church office at 704-434-6431 or contact us by e-mail at [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.

Zoar Baptist:
Worship Leader

Zoar Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a permanent, part-time worship leader. We are a loving, mission and community minded church. Applicants should be willing to lead both traditional choir and praise team in a blended style worship. Please email or mail resumes to:
[email protected]
Worship Leader Search Committee
1740 South Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28152

Updated: 8/5/20