Pastor at Lakeview
Minden, LA

Lakeview (Minden, LA) – Pastor

The Big Picture

Lakeview ( is seeking a full-time Pastor.


The Church

Lakeview Congregational Methodist Church located in Minden, LA. We have around 60 members in worship each week at our blended service of traditional and contemporary music. We are a conservative church strongly rooted in Wesleyan theology, and believe the Bible is the infallible, divinely inspired word of God. Our church disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church last year and we recently joined the Congregational Methodist denomination. Our foremost goal and prayer is to see Lakeview become a vibrant, growing, and spirit-filled congregation of disciples who seek to shine the light of Christ to the world.


The Community

Minden, LA, is located in the northwest part of the state approximately 30-40 miles east of Shreveport and Bossier City, LA. Our town has around 13,000 citizens and is a lovely, quaint place to live and raise a family. There are many nearby lakes for fishing and boating and an abundance of wildlife.


The Candidate

The pastor should be willing and able to fulfill the following expectations,

goals, and responsibilities:

  • Believe that the Bible is the infallible, divinely, inspired word of God.
  • Be a committed believer and follower of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • Be responsible for sermon preparation and delivery, and also assist with worship planning.
  • Preach scripturally sound sermons.
  • Be strongly rooted in Wesleyan theology and the importance of Methodist traditions.
  • Facilitate and encourage opportunities for spiritual growth, discipleship, and evangelistic outreach in the community.
  • Visit with homebound or nursing home congregants, and those in the hospital.
  • Be available to the members of the church for counsel and guidance.
  • Administer the sacraments of holy communion and baptism.
  • Perform the ecclesial acts of marriage and burial.
  • Have a heart for pastoral care and the ability to provide compassionate/empathetic support to congregation members in time of need.
  • Help individual parishioners identify and utilize their gifts within the ministry.
  • Devise and implement fresh, new ministries within the church to attract younger people and those with children.
  • Visit with the children in our preschool and hold weekly chapel services with them.
  • Be willing to complete the requirements for ordination into the Congregational Methodist Church.
  • Lead and teach Bible studies.
  • Perform administrative duties such as overseeing the day to day operations of the church and working with the Administrative Council in making decisions about the church’s direction, activities, and priorities.
  • Encourages unity within the body of Christ and will be the mediator of handling any possible disputes.


The Compensation

$70,000 plus the parsonage





Minden, LA
Minden, Louisiana 71055


Jason Lancaster
[email protected]


Minden, LA
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry