Lead Pastor

Posted 2 years ago

First Baptist Church Hemlock is seeking a bi-vocational Pastor called to serve the Lord in the beautiful finger-lake community of Hemlock, NY. This church has a long-standing legacy in the community dating back to the 1840s, with a commitment to sound Bible teaching and community outreach.

Authentic relationships and a deep love for God have seen the congregation through the passing of their former pastor. With renewed enthusiasm, the congregation looks forward to the future God has for them!

What We Are Searching For

Education: A seminary degree is preferred for this position, and a Bachelor’s degree is required. We are looking for a man that demonstrates a firm grasp of the Bible. He should be a student of the Scriptures that is able to practically apply biblical truths to everyday situations.

Experience: The ideal candidate will have a mature faith that comes through life with God. He will have a minimum of seven years of faithful ministry with a proven track record of evangelism and discipleship.

Personal Characteristics: A successful candidate will be a self-motivated entrepreneur with a humble spirit and love for people. He will be a man of integrity with a testimony that glorifies God. He will be a visionary that rises to meet the challenges of ministry with a firm reliance upon God.

About The Area

Hemlock is situated in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of NY. Many people soak in the natural beauty of the area while spending their summer vacations on any of the nearby lakes. Visitors and residents enjoy boating, water skiing, concerts and relaxing in the warmer seasons. There are several popular hiking trails to explore while fishermen will appreciate some of the area’s best fishing year-round with ice fishing being a popular sport in the winter months.  

The entire family can enjoy some nearby activity’s like Bristol Mountain Ski & Snowboard Resort that offers winter and summer activities, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Hemlock “Little World’s Fair” and the local Heritage Museum. The nearby town of Avon is also home to the original Tom Wahl’s which USA Today named one of 51 great burger joints across the Unites States. Residents will find many shopping options in the town of Henrietta thirty-minutes away with a mall, restaurants and entertainment.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit your resume with cover letter and links to some recent sermons to searchteam@firstbaptistchurchhemlock.com.