Lead Pastor at Church in the Valley
Alhambra, CA

Church in the Valley (Alhambra, CA) – Lead Pastor


The Big Picture

Church in the Valley (SBC) (150) (churchinthevalleyalhambra.com) is seeking a full-time Lead Pastor.


About Church in the Valley Alhambra

We are a church of approximately 150, including families, college and graduate students, young professionals, and long-term community members. We are a diverse body that is welcoming to anyone seeking Jesus. We cooperate with the Southern Baptist Convention and the 17:6 Network of churches. Our Sunday morning gatherings are held in The Alhambra, an urban community of businesses and education. We are looking for a leader who brings out the best in others to come alongside us in living out our mission.


Our Mission: To know, love and glorify God and be used by Him to help all people to know Jesus Christ and become fully devoted followers of Him.


About Alhambra

Alhambra is a city located in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, California, approximately eight miles from downtown Los Angeles. As of the 2020 census, the population was 82,868. Over half of Alhambra’s residents identify as Asian-American.


About the Role

The ideal Lead Pastor candidate possesses the following characteristics:

A growing, thriving relationship with Jesus and a commitment to knowing and applying God’s Word

Someone who is highly relational
Deep trust and faith in God in practice and in words
Experience in a 17:6 Network church or similar
Experience in leading a church body to live out life as disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus

Is driven to understand cultural contexts in order to welcome and shepherd the diverse groups that make up the community

Has a heart for college students and supporting local college ministries
Willingness to lead and live in a culture of openness and honesty
Self-awareness to identify and communicate strengths and limitations, and ask for help and delegate when needed

Established habits of promoting spiritual, emotional, and organizational health


Main Responsibilities

Serving as one of the elders and leading the church to effectively carry out its mission

Discipling, training, and empowering leaders in growing a discipleship movement
Continuing to build bridges for the gospel in our city and our region through partnership with local church leaders, city leaders, and campus ministry leaders

Leading, coaching, and encouraging the staff team in fulfilling their responsibilities
Leading the Teaching Team as well as preparing and preaching the majority of Sunday sermons
Fulfilling ministerial responsibilities
Partnering with 17:6 Network churches for encouragement, training, and ministry



Commitment to a long-term pastorate
5+ years experience in church leadership at a staff level
Strong, decisive leadership with developed organizational skills
Effective oral and written communicator
A bachelor’s degree is required (master’s degree preferred)
Formal training in biblical scholarship from an accredited institution


Total compensation of $89,000 - $100,000 per year plus benefits. (Range depending on



Church in the Valley
Alhambra, CA
Alhambra, California 91803


Jason Lancaster
[email protected]



Alhambra, CA
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Church Ministry