Pastor at Friendship Baptist Church
Plainfield, IL

Friendship Baptist Church (Plainfield, IL) – Senior Pastor


The Big Picture

Friendship Baptist Church (SBC) ( is looking for a Senior Pastor that shares our desire for church growth through solid biblical preaching and community involvement and outreach.


The Overview

We are situated about 40 miles southwest of Chicago in the suburb of Plainfield, Illinois. Due to our pastor retiring, we are seeking a full-time senior pastor to provide spiritual leadership, conduct weekly worship services, oversee an administrative staff, and guide the church’s mission and outreach programs.


Plainfield is a growing community of around 47,000 with many newly built residential areas and thriving businesses which present great growth potential for the church.


Typical Sunday morning services follow a blended style whereby a mix of contemporary Christian songs and hymns complement sermons that are relevant, practical, and biblically centered. FBC is a Southern Baptist Church that subscribes to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. FBC is affiliated with the Illinois Baptist State Association (IBSA) and the regional Three Rivers Baptist Association.


Primary Job Responsibilities

Develop and deliver weekly sermons and facilitate a meaningful worship experience.
Actively develop relationships with church members to effectively disciple, equip, support, and encourage them.
Serve and minister to individuals during times of crisis.
Provide oversight to a 4-person church staff.
Guide the direction of the church’s ministries and outreach programs.
Provide counseling support to church members as needed.
Grow the church in its diversity through evangelism, building relationships, and discipleship.
Perform baptisms, weddings, and funerals.


Minimum Qualifications

Deep love for Jesus Christ and His Word and a clear testimony of a growing relationship with Him.
SBC Ordained minister with a Master’s level seminary degree preferred.
3 years of pastoral experience.
Subscribes to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and exemplifies the biblical requirements of a pastor as defined in 1 Timothy 3:1-10, Titus 1:5-16, and 1 Peter 5:1-2.
Demonstrated ability to articulate biblical theology in a manner that is understandable and applicable for church members.
Servant leader who exhibits strong communication skills (written & verbal) and collaboration to interact with the congregation, staff, and teams.


Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with educational level and experience.
A comprehensive benefits package, including retirement, will be provided.
Relocation assistance available.




Friendship Baptist Church
Plainfield, IL
Plainfield, Illinois 60544


Jason Lancaster
[email protected]


Plainfield, IL
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry