The Executive Pastor reports to the Lead Pastor and is chiefly responsible for ongoing operations and staff oversight and management. He/She works with the Lead Pastor and other key Staff  to oversee the planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating of all ministry and administrative areas of the church

Key Job Duties – Essential Functions:

Ministry Oversight and Evaluation:
Development and evaluation of performance metrics (i.e. attendance, giving, Baptisms, Small group attendance, Volunteers, etc..)
Assist Senior Pastor and other Ministry Leaders in goal setting, measurement and analysis.

Human Resources / Staff Management:

  • Work with Lead Pastor (and other Ministry Leaders) to develop, and then lead sourcing and implementation of Staff development training
  • Manage hiring processes and sourcing of candidates when needed
  • Oversight of performance review process for all staff
  • Ongoing development and oversight of church policies and procedures


  • Work with Finance and Compensation Team to Oversee budgets, cash flow, Income and expenses
  • Responsible for administration and oversight of all benefits programs (i.e 401K, life Insurance, bonus program, future health benefits, etc)
  • Oversee Payroll program (annual review of salary increase and equity)
  • Develop and maintain financial reports (for lending institutions, Reporting out church budget, Income statements, etc…)
  • Insure financial integrity of the Ridge.  This includes but is not limited to arranging for an annual audit of church financial records.


  • Oversee and administer all capital expenditures (i.e. FF&E) and insure consistent with church vision and planning.
  • Maintain appropriate insurance on property (and administer any claims)
  • Oversee maintenance of all church property

Administrative / Legal:

  • Work with key vendor partners to insure resources are effectively utilized. (e.g. Planning Center, etc..)
  • Schedule and oversee training associated with administrative resources
  • Insure church is compliant with all employment laws including worker’s comp, and IRS regulations

Marketing and Fundraising:

  • Work with Staff on development and execution of a comprehensive plan to increase profile of church to external community (emphasis on un-churched and non-believers)
  • Development and oversight of any future church wide fundraising (i.e. new building program)

Reports to: Senior Pastor


Job Requirements:    

I – Spiritual

a)     Born again, committed Christian seeking to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through personal study,          accountability and service.

b)    A clear calling and gifting from God to lead and shepherd.

c)     Seeks to live a lifestyle that is “above reproach” as described in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.

d)    A member of The Ridge Church.

II – Skills

a)     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).

b)    Strong organizational and time management skills.

c)    Ability to work as a team player.

d)     Ability to be flexible, friendly, approachable, humble, and honest.

e)     Able to deal with challenges directly, openly, honestly and graciously.

f)    Able to maintain a multi-generational awareness in developing and managing  the church’s          policies and procedures

III –   Knowledge and Experience:

a)    Bachlors Degree or equivalent (preferably with specialization in church administration)

b)    A minimum of 5+ years in organizational and/or financial leadership positions (church                  related is ideal)

c)    Sound knowledge of biblical principals and teachings.

Blue Ridge
Bible Church
Church size:
501 - 750

About The Ridge Community Church

The Ridge Community Church is a contemporary, bible based church located in the North georgia mountains just outside of  the community of Blue Ridge.