Employment Positions

Full Time Pastor -


Contact Info

Resumes will be accepted until February 1st at pastorsearchcommittee@fbcvm.org.

First Baptist Church Valley Mills seeks to call a full-time pastor to lead and work
alongside the congregation in reaching the community with the gospel.
FBCVM exists to support public worship, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and pursue the
mission proclaimed by Christ to care for the world God created and the persons and creatures
that inhabit it. A committee-led structure allows the pastor to focus on shepherding the
congregation while encouraging members to take part in overseeing ministries and church
operations. As a de facto member of each committee, the pastor has the ability to be involved
as much or as little as desired in each committee, at any time.
FBCVM has a strong youth ministry, and a robust Wednesday after school program for
elementary age children. The church is dedicated to community ministry through a benevolence
program and assisting the local food pantry. A desire of the church is to see these ministries
continue to thrive while also being used as an avenue to minister to families as a whole in the
Church staff consists of a Music Minister, Youth Minister and Church Administrator. FBCVM
has a long history of preparing young Baylor and Truett Seminary students for a life of ministry
by employing them as part-time youth and music ministers.
FBCVM worship services are blended in nature incorporating hymns, anthems and
contemporary songs. Lay leadership, of all ages, is active in scripture readings, prayers,
children’s sermons and other aspects of worship. Services are shared on Facebook with a
welcoming online community for those who cannot attend in person.
FBCVM is a financially healthy church with an operating budget of $245,000 and no outstanding
In addition to the main church building, family life center and playground, FBCVM owns a
parsonage a few short blocks from the church available for the pastor and family.
Valley Mills is a quaint family friendly town nestled in the hills of Bosque County, 20 minutes
outside of Waco. Valley Mills is a welcoming community with a strong school district steeped in
academic and extracurricular success. Both the elementary and high school are recent National
Blue Ribbon recipients.
Main Responsibilities of a Pastor:
• Provide a vision and direction for the church body as a whole
• Work with the worship coordinator and staff to plan and conduct weekly worship services
• Preach the gospel on Sunday mornings
• Engage in the pastoral care of church members and visit prospective members
• Act as a mentor to the Youth & Music Ministers in their service to the church
• Perform wedding and funeral services
Characteristics of Pastor:
• Speaks God’s truth in love and compassion
• Desires to live in and be a part of the Valley Mills community
• Cultivate spiritual discipline in daily life
For more information about First Baptist Valley Mills, visit our website www.fbcvm.org.
Pastor Search Committee:
Erin Smith (Co-Chair)
Jennifer Boles (Co-Chair)
John Stanley
Angie Whitney
Jake Wolf
Weston Smith