Pastor at First Presbyterian Church Yorktown
Yorktown Texas 78164

Job Description: Solo Pastor - First Presbyterian Church, Yorktown, Texas

Position: Solo Pastor (Full-time, Salaried)

Salary: $50,000-$80,000

Benefits: Health Insurance, Pension, Parsonage, Continuing Education Funds, Vacation, Sick Leave, Mileage Reimbursement.

Contact: Terilynn Zengerle
Phone: 361-564-8270
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: First Presbyterian Church – Yorktown, Tx


About the Position: First Presbyterian Church, Yorktown, seeks a full-time Solo Pastor to serve as a spiritual leader, shepherd, teacher, and servant. The Pastor will be responsible for leading worship services, conducting weekly lessons/sermons, administering sacraments, promoting Christian education, providing pastoral care, and supporting mission/evangelism efforts.



Worship: Prepare and conduct weekly lessons/sermons, lead worship and special services, and administer sacraments.
Discipleship: Collaborate with the Session to promote Christian education, preaching, teaching, and interpretation of Scripture.
Pastoral Care: Be available to the congregation in times of rejoicing, illness, bereavement, and emergencies. Visit hospitals, nursing homes, shut-ins, and provide pre-marital counseling, officiate weddings and funerals.
Mission/Evangelism: Support, promote, and articulate the current mission of the church to the congregation and community.
Administration: Work alongside staff and volunteers to ensure efficient operations, including recordkeeping.

Called by God to pastoral ministry, committed to a life guided by prayer and scriptures.
Bridge builder and collaborator, fostering church growth and community relationships.
Equips church leaders, inspiring, training, and supporting members to use spiritual gifts in ministries.
Proponent of Reformed faith and Presbyterian theology.
Compassionate, empathetic, caring for the sick and needy in the church and community.
Flexible, open to new ideas, humble, willing to be coached when needed.
Good listener, effective communicator, articulate speaker/storyteller.
Honest, authentic, fundraiser introducing ideas and resources to enhance church ministries.
Accountable to Session in matters related to church representation in the community.
Collaborate with the Music Director to blend traditional and contemporary music in services.
About Us: Vision: Empowered by God to reach others for Christ, connecting people to one another and serving our community.


Mission Statement: We are a community of believers called by God to glorify and serve Him through worship and witness.


Church Background:

Founded in 1896 with a rich heritage in Yorktown, Texas.
Dedicated to community service and outreach.
Facilities include a church, fellowship hall, and manse.
Community Overview:

Central location between Victoria, San Antonio, Austin, and Corpus Christi.
Population of 2000 with a fluctuating rural population.
Diverse community with various religious affiliations.
Strong farming and ranching community with ties to the oil and gas industry.
Session’s Priorities:

Emphasis on family and community involvement.
Implementation of programs to attract new members.
Outreach to existing members with decreased attendance.
Staff Overview:

Regular Full-Time (Salaried): Solo Pastor
Part-Time: Secretary (20 hours a week), Organist/Pianist (2 Sundays), Janitor and Lawncare
Volunteer: Music Director
Note: The church is currently in transition and recently joined ECO, reflecting its commitment to growth and stability.


First Presbyterian Church Yorktown
234 N. Church Street P. O. Box 708
Yorktown, Texas 78164


Terilynn Zengerle
[email protected]


Yorktown Texas 78164
Job type
Full Time
40 +/-
Pay rate
See job description
Ordained position
Exempt status
Independent Action
Church Ministry