Star Church Demographics and Background

Star (Pleasant Valley) General Baptist church is seeking a full time lead pastor.  Star church is located near Eldorado in Southern Illinois, a little over 100 miles southeast from St Louis, Missouri and approximately 50 miles west of Evansville, Indiana.  This church, with a congregation of 150-200,  is in a rural setting that ministers to several surrounding counties, including Saline, Gallatin, White and Hamilton.  Star church has a great heritage and was established in 1891.  The remodeled sanctuary can accommodate over 300 people.  Star church is known to be a “Singing” church and is led by a multi-talented music director.  Sunday morning services begin with the choir singing traditional hymns, followed with songs by our excellent praise and worship team.  Most importantly, then the Word of God is preached.  On Wednesday evenings, the church serves approximately 100 children and adults with a meal, activities for all ages, which includes Bible study, children’s lessons, music and recreational time. The facilities are comprised of a full-size gym, fellowship hall which will accommodate 300 people, and plenty of rooms for Sunday School classes, meeting rooms, pastors’ studies, a library, and a “State of the Art” kitchen.  Star church is very “service oriented” and ministers to many people in various areas:  Operates a Thrift Store, distributes backpacks to students, provides hygiene products through the year, sponsors fundraising for chemo buddies, works hand in hand with the schools for Kids for Christmas, Fall Festival for the community, active Women’s Ministries Group that serves local and foreign missions and other activities during the year. 

Characteristics  and Preferred Qualifications:

  •          Experience as a lead pastor  
  •          Must be a Man of God (Having heart knowledge and intellectual knowledge of the Bible) 
  •      Able to communicate the Word effectively, inspiring unbelievers, new believers and mature believers
  •          Supportive wife/family
  •          Be there 100% for the church/This is a Full Time Position
  •          Be a part of the community
  •          Have a good work ethic, working well with all staff members and church leaders
  •          Have good organizational skills
  •          Must be genuine, sincere and humble
  •          Counseling Skills
  •          Must be a leader
  •          Must have social awareness, being sensitive in approaching controversial issues
  •          Must be able to work with and mentor a youth pastor
  •          Pray for and with ministry teams
  •          Belief system should align with our basic beliefs
  •          Education:  Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

Send resumes to: Connie Miller

2001 S Jackson St, McLeansboro, IL 62859 or to the Star General Baptist Church, 4925 Hwy 142 N, Eldorado, IL 62930     

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