Lead Teaching Pastor

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Position Overview:
Bldg 28 Church, located in Clearwater, Florida, is actively seeking a dedicated Lead Teaching Pastor who aligns unwaveringly with Reformed Theology and the tenets outlined in The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. This individual will serve primarily as a gifted, dynamic expository preacher and teacher of God's word and serve as a caring shepherd to our congregation of over 400 regular attendees and 250+ members. The successful candidate will also passionately pursue discipleship, help lead in vision and direction alongside his fellow elders, and be active in community outreach with a love for sharing the gospel in the Clearwater area.


  • The Lead Teaching Pastor will maintain a healthy, mature, and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • He will invest time in personal scripture study and pastoral prayer, seeking to deepen his spiritual connection with God.

  • He will continue to deepen his theological knowledge through continued personal study.

  • The Lead Teaching Pastor will prioritize maintaining a strong relationship with his family, exemplifying love and care as a model for our church family.

  • His life will embody the qualifications of an elder, displaying the fruit of the Spirit and meeting the character qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9.

Gospel Focused:

  • Committed to Gospel-centered preaching and teaching, the Lead Teaching Pastor will infuse the gospel into every facet of his ministry.

  • He will lead the church family in Gospel-focused worship and service across all duties.

Team Focused:

  • Fully embrace the plurality of elders in regard to church polity, and will help cultivate a healthy team of both staff and lay elders.

  • He will embrace his role as a member of a team of pastors, submitting to their authority and serving in harmony with them.

His Purpose:

  • The primary role of the Lead Teaching Pastor is to faithfully preach the gospel to the whole congregation and lead in teaching and instruction.

  • He will be committed to the discipleship and shepherding of the flock - aiding them in their growth in sanctification.

  • Additionally, the Lead Teaching Pastor will diligently pray for the body of Christ in which he serves.

Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements/Preferences:

  • 5+ years of pastoral experience. 
  • Post-secondary institution degree. (Reformed seminary degree preferred)
  • Possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Word of God, being able to rightly handle the Word of truth and adequately present reformed doctrine.
  • Demonstrate collaborative and effective teamwork, bridging ministry areas and advancing the mission and vision of BLDG28 Church.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Faithfully study the scriptures, preparing to preach the Word of God through expository and topical messages as led by the Lord.
  2. Schedule the preaching calendar for all services, coordinating with various service times and special events.
  3. Work closely with Worship leaders in planning and preparing for each service and special services throughout the year.
  4. Actively participate in the counseling team, focusing on the growth and development of believers within the church family and the broader community.
  5. Collaborate with the team of Elders in ministering to the entire body of Christ, utilizing respective gifts and experiences, and being accountable to one another.
  6. Contribute to the overall vision casting, mission planning, and strategic growth within the church, emphasizing spiritual needs and church family growth.
  7. Serve on various teams and committees as needed, enhancing ministry and equipping fellow believers for effective service.
  8. Strengthen other team leaders, pursuing excellence within the leadership team.
  9. Exercise loving church discipline alongside other Elders as necessary within the church family.
  10. Plan and participate with the other Elders in significant church events, including baptisms, baby dedications, and new member inductions.
  11. Prioritize personal interactions with the church family, embodying the role of a Pastor, engaging and caring for the people of the church.