Senior Pastor

Join us in the Beautiful Berkshire Hills!



First Baptist Church of Pittsfield, located in the heart of Berkshire County in western Massachusetts, seeks a visionary and passionate Senior Minister. Our welcoming and affirming faith community is committed to living out the teachings of Jesus Christ, celebrating diversity, and making a meaningful difference in our local area.



Position Summary: As the Senior Minister, you will provide spiritual leadership, pastoral care and foster an inclusive environment for all. You will also guide our congregation towards deeper spiritual growth, outreach, and community engagement.



Key Responsibilities:





  • Lead weekly worship services with inspiring, biblically based, life-application sermons.


  • Provide compassionate pastoral care, including visiting the sick and counseling those in need.


  • Perform weddings, funerals, and baptisms.


  • Develop and implement small group ministries and educational programs.


  • Collaborate with church leadership to plan and execute a vision for growth and leadership development.


  • Engage with interfaith organizations and address pressing community needs.


  • Utilize technology for ministry purposes to promote connectivity and growth.




Preferred Qualifications (Valued, But All Experience Considered):





  • An ordained minister or willingness to seek ordination.






  • Master's degree from an accredited seminary or equivalent experience.


  • Five years of pastoral ministry experience, with a demonstrated ability to lead and shepherd a congregation.


  • Affiliation with the American Baptist denomination.




Compensation: Current total compensation package of $90,000.



Why Berkshire County?  Berkshire County offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a welcoming community. Artist Norman Rockwell and writer Herman Melville called this region home. Enjoy world-class museums such as the Norman Rockwell Museum, Clark Art Institute, Mass MoCA, and performances at the Colonial Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The county is home to industries such as Crane Paper, General Dynamics, and SABIC Plastics, as well as educational institutions like Williams College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and Berkshire Community College. With year-round recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, skiing, and a vibrant arts scene, Berkshire County is renowned for its scenic charm and quality of life.



Join Us: If you feel called to lead, inspire, and shepherd our congregation, fostering a culture of faith, love, and service, we invite you to apply. Together, join us on a journey to make a meaningful impact within our Church, and the broader community.



To apply for this position or request additional information, please submit your resume or inquiries to pastoralsearch@fbcpittsfield.org