Thomasville Road Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a man called by God to be the full-time
Lead Pastor who will provide spiritual leadership and vision to our staff, ministry leaders, and
congregation. This man of God will have a gift and zeal for studying, preaching, and teaching
God’s Word. The Lead Pastor will passionately edify the body of Christ, lead with integrity and
humility, and teach God’s Word causing the church to thirst to hear, live out, and share the
Gospel of Christ.
General Leadership of Our Church
TRBC is led by the Lead Pastor, the Elders, other Ministerial Staff, Deacons, the Church Clerk,
and Trustees/Corporate Officers. The Lead Pastor serves as an Elder and is the first among
equals within the Elder Council.
- Education and Experience
The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree from an SBC seminary or similar
accredited Christian university or seminary, ideally holding at least a Master of Divinity
degree. He will be theologically sound and in agreement with the 2000 Baptist Faith and
Message. He will also be ordained by a Southern Baptist Church. The Lead Pastor will
have at least five years of lead pastoral experience, or comparable executive ministry
experience, in a church of at least similar-size, and will be prepared to lead TRBC
through a course of anticipated growth.
- Ministry Skills
The Lead Pastor will unashamedly preach the Gospel and motivate others to actively
grow in their faith and stewardship while using their gifts to serve in ministry. Through
his weekly sermons, he will provide biblical knowledge, spiritual nourishment, and
relevant life application while addressing difficult topics Christians face in today’s world.
He will build effective relationships across all generations within the church and in the
Tallahassee community. This strong, confident leader will communicate the vision of
TRBC clearly while boldly guiding the staff and congregation to accomplish this vision
together as the Lord guides us. He will have a heart for missions that will be evident in
previous ministry roles. Additionally, he will be a good steward of the church’s finances
and hold a respectful commitment to the Southern Baptist Convention and its programs.
- Personal Qualifications
The ideal candidate will model the life of a disciple by maintaining an evident and strong
personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He will set an example to others in humility,
servanthood and the characteristics described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-11. If
married, he will be devoted to his wife and lead his family well by maintaining a healthy
balance between home and ministry responsibilities.
For more detailed information regarding Leon County and Tallahassee including climate, public
school grades, crime rate, cost of living, and population data, we invite you to explore the
Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality at https://oevforbusiness.org/why-tallahassee/.
All qualified candidates should submit the following to the Pastor Search Committee:
• Resume – including a complete list of churches where you have served in any ministry role
• Four references – two business and two personal (References will not be called until later
in the selection process.)
• A website link to your recent sermons
All items should be sent to David Poole, Chairman of the Pastor Search Committee, at by email.
Note: Candidates who are selected for further consideration will be asked to consent to
reference checks and a full background check including criminal and financial history performed
through an outside agency to ensure confidentiality.