Biblical qualifications

The Senior Pastor will be called by the Holy Spirit and confirmed by the body of believers through ordination. (Acts 20:28; Titus 1:5; 1 Timothy 3:1)
The Senior Pastor will equip, educate and edify the church as mandated in Ephesians 4:11-13.
The Senior pastor will conform himself to the ministry expectations set forth in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13.
The Senior Pastor will lead and serve in accord with the expectations set forth in 1 Peter 5:1-3.
The Senior Pastor will exercise biblical authority and carry out a Christian witness as set forth in Hebrews 13:17 and as directed in 2 Timothy 4:1-5.
The Senior Pastor will be qualified to minister in the church as required in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, 2.

Able to build relationships and counsel members of the Congregation.

Proven history of expository preaching.

Prior experience as Senior Pastor, Campus Pastor, or Associate Pastor (3-5 years)

Must be able to lead, organize and effectively communicate with Church leadership; have experience with church governance.

Proven history working with others to implement discipleship and evangelistic structures reaching a broad range of people.

Bachelors/Bible College Degree; Seminary Degree preferred

A sincere, relational, transparent leader, willing to “do life with” the people of Immanuel Church

Accountable to the Elder Board

We are seeking a married male whose family is excited to be in the Ministry.



Accountable for church worship services (Worship, Preaching, Prayer) – freedom given here to help us achieve a Christ Centered, God glorifying service, that is ministering to those we are trying to reach. This will be done by collaborating with worship leader and ministry team

Activate the members of our congregation by utilizing their gifts to partner in the work of the ministry.

The Pastor serves as coach and mentor for deacons, trustees, and Elders. Senior Pastor will serve as the lead Elder.

The Pastor oversees and executes the administration of the church through appropriate staff and volunteer leadership teams, and ensures the completion of ministry, business, facility, and logistical support functions through staff and volunteers. He must:

Oversee the pastoral care needs of the congregation and, as necessary, share with other members in hospital visitation, home visits, counseling, marriages and funerals.

Oversee development of and adherence to church policies and procedures.

Help shape, proclaim, and carry out Immanuel Church’s vision and mission.

To Apply

To apply, please submit a resume with references,cover letter, sample of teaching (link to audio or video: 1 Expository and 1 Topical), and anything else that would help us know you better to [email protected] Please send any personality tests or anything else you feel is applicable.  For further questions regarding Immanuel Church please call Pastor Ryan @ 302-652-3121.

Salary (Estimate):
Church size:
101 - 150

About Immanuel Church

Immanuel Church, a inter-denominational charismatic church with Baptist roots on the outskirts of Wilmington, DE seeks to hire its next Senior Pastor. We are looking for a Senior Pastor to help our congregation grow and minister to young families. We are seeking a Pastor who is able to relate to members of all ages, while equipping the saints for ministry and outreach. We have a desire to grow as a congregation, but we value the shepherding and soul care of a Senior Pastor over church growth models. We recognize that our church needs to develop an external focus and a culture of evangelism. The old paradigm of attracting and retaining visitors is no longer working in our 21st century culture. We are seeking a collaborative leader who will work with the elders, trustees, deacons and congregation in refining, championing, and stewarding the church's mission and vision.