Pastor at First Baptist Church
Wakefield, MA 01880

Church: First Baptist Church of Wakefield, Wakefield, MA 01880

Start date: January 1, 2021 or as soon thereafter as possible. Start date has some flexibility

Time commitment: This is a full time position. It is expected that initially the pastor’s time will be focused on the physical and spiritual rebuild of the church. Later, we would expect more time spent on evangelism and outreach.


Working with the congregation as it rebuilds the church and church building
Envisioning and trying new programs
Fundraising/Capital Campaign
Encouraging evangelism and community outreach
Preaching and leading the worship life of the church
Biblical preaching
Thoughtful planning of worship service content and flow
Collaboration with music director
Communion once per month
Familiarity with different styles of worship
Commiting to personal walk with God and spiritual disciplines
Connecting with town leaders and organizations
Officiating at baptisms, child dedications, weddings, and funerals, as requested
Leading classes and other services mutually agreed upon, such as overseeing administrative tasks
Be responsive to emails and phone calls
Write one-page letter for church newsletter on a regular basis
Supervise administrative assistant
Visiting the sick and shut-ins and counseling church members, as requested
Consistent office hours with clear expectations regarding “open door” availability 10 hours per week.
Attending appropriate meetings of the church body as mutually agreed upon, and making periodic reports
Church Council
Congregational meetings
Presence during church fellowship times, to get to know congregants
Cooperating with current church leadership to develop further lay leadership

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with experience, taking into consideration regional guidelines. Housing in our church parsonage will be included in the compensation package along with health insurance, participation in the MMBB retirement program, four weeks vacation, and provision for professional development.


First Baptist Church
5 Swain Place
Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880


Melinda Parry


Wakefield, MA 01880
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Commensurate with experience, taking into account regional guidelines
Ordained position
Exempt status
Creative Thinking
Inventing New Ideas
Problem Solving
Church Ministry