First Baptist Church is seeking a pastor who will celebrate our history, embrace our present, and lead us into the future as the hands and feet of Jesus in downtown Knoxville and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Our Pastor Search Committee has engaged in a deliberative and prayerful process to determine both the characteristics of the person best-suited to lead our church and the qualities of our church that are most important to highlight to potential candidates. This process included a series of congregational information sessions, the gathering of information from other sources; and a relentless focus on scripture.
We are seeking candidates with a seminary degree from an accredited institution and experience in the ministry. Preferred qualifications include a terminal degree and pastoral experience, particularly in a similarly-sized or urban church. Ultimately, however, our committee and our church are committed to being guided by the Holy Spirit in the pastor search process. We encourage any potential candidates to apply who, after seeking the Lord’s guidance, feel called to explore ministry here. And if you are not called to join us on our journey, please pray for our church and the person whom God already knows will be joining us.