783 Avon Rd, Afton. VA 22920


Pastoral Vacancy Announcement

Position Title


Opening Date: April 28, 2024 

Closing Date: July 28, 2024

Join our devoted community as we seek a compassionate and visionary full-time Pastor to lead Union Baptist Church in Afton, Virginia!

Are you ready to embrace the call to shepherd God's flock with love, wisdom, and dedication? We invite you to bring your gifts and leadership experience to our vibrant congregation as we journey together in faith, fellowship, and service. 

Position: Full-time Pastor 

About Us:

Located in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Afton, Virginia, Union Baptist Church is a place of sanctuary, strength, and spiritual growth for our community.

- Grounded in the teachings of Scripture and the love of Christ, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment where all are embraced and empowered to grow in their faith.

- With a rich history and a vision for the future, we are excited to embark on a new chapter of ministry under the leadership of a dedicated and visionary Pastor.


- Lead inspiring and meaningful worship services that uplift and inspire, blending reverence for tradition with a spirit of joy and celebration.

- Facilitate engaging and enriching Bible study and Sunday school classes, equipping our members to deepen their understanding of Scripture and apply it to their lives.

- Provide compassionate pastoral care and support to our members, visit the sick and shut-in, and offer comfort, prayer, and practical assistance in times of need.

- Serve as a loving shepherd to our congregation, guiding them on their spiritual journey and nurturing a sense of community and belonging.


- A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a deep commitment to living out the Gospel daily.

- At least three years of leadership experience in pastoral ministry, with a proven track record of effective leadership, communication, and community engagement.

- Strong biblical knowledge and theological understanding, rooted in Scripture and enriched by the wisdom of the Christian tradition.

- Valid ordination credentials from a recognized Baptist Christian denomination, along with a passion for teaching and sharing God's word.

- A heart for service and a desire to embody Christ's love in practical ways, reaching out to those in need and working for justice and reconciliation in our community.

How to Apply:

If you feel called to lead and serve in this capacity, we invite you to prayerfully consider joining our church family. Please upload your resume, cover letter, ordination certificate, license, and other requested materials via the link below.

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome our new Pastor and to embark on a shared journey of faith, hope, and love.

May God's grace and peace guide you as you discern this important decision.