Youth & College Pastor Search


Job Description

Description of First Baptist Church of Crestview:

FBC Crestview is a family of believers who are committed to the Apostle's Doctrine and carrying on the mission work that was given to the Church by our Lord Jesus Christ.  We are a multi-generational family who desires to reach the Lost and grow the Disciples of the Lord Jesus.  Crestview is a diverse, young, and rapidly growing area and we believe the Lord has called us to help reach this community for the Lord Jesus.



Youth and College Ministry Position Description:

The First Baptist Church of Crestview Florida is looking for a Youth and College Pastor.  This position will be a rebuild and will involve engaging the local youth culture to build this program.  Those applying for this position should be filled with the Holy Spirit, be theologically well-grounded, have enthusiasm for ministry, and a willingness to work.  This is a full-time position with a salary of $50,000+ and applicants should have a college degree and seminary is preferred as well as at least 5 years of experience in youth ministry. 


Crestview is a rapidly growing area of Northwest Florida and while it has a rich rural and agricultural heritage the sectors of military, aviation, and high tech are rapidly expanding in the Crestview area.  Familiarity with military, aircraft, sports, and how to survive in the woods would greatly help. 


Those applying for this position need to understand that the ministry will start small so being a self-starter, having an established understanding of how to grow a youth and collegiate ministry, and being willing to be in the local schools and engaging the youth culture is essential. 


One final thing, this person will also be required to be engaged in local and international missions so if hiking in rough country in Central Asia, working with underground churches in closed countries, and serving in hot and humid regions in Central America frightens you, then this position is not for you.


Search Committee

The Youth and Pastor Search Committee members are (L to R):

Nicole Bielenin

Nathan Hendricks

Margaret Adams

Donna Howard (Co-Chair)

Laurie Walthall

Kristie Nyderek

Molly Welton

Dale Rice

not pictured:

Rodney Nobles (Chairman)

Debbie Bottenfield

Jeremy Coon

Audra Jenkins

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