Dover Baptist Church | Shelbyville, KY

Posted Date 5/17/2022

Pastor Job Description


A pastor is responsible for being the spiritual leader of the Christian Faith. He is also someone who has a strong faith and a desire to help and love others. Dover Baptist Church is seeking a bi-vocational pastor.


Duties of the Pastor


  • Shall have general oversight of the work of the church
  • Communicate with leaders of the church administration to implement new policies and worship themes.  
  • Shall be responsible for the faithful conduct of the worship services of the church and Wednesday night Bible Study/Prayer Meetings.
  • The ability to keep information private when working with congregation members to better counsel and comfort church members in times of crisis; respect a congregation member’s privacy during and after counseling.
  • Shall fulfill the Scriptural obligations of his office.
  • Preparing sermons by researching and writing about how to present Bible lessons to the congregation to meet their spiritual needs.
  • Shall perform the various duties incumbent of his office, such as visitations of members and prospects, as well as the sick and bereaved. Work closely with the deacons, staff persons and other elected leaders.
  • House and hospital visits to elderly, sick or injured members and their families to pray with them and provide support.
  • Officiating at special occasions in the lives of the members, such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
  • Helping the church ministry by attending to administrative duties.



  • Must be born again with a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Possesses at least a 4-year Bible college degree from an accredited institution.
  • Agrees with the statements in the “Baptist Faith and Message” (2000 revision)
  • Has been called to preach by the Holy Spirit and confirmed by a body of believers through ordination as stated in Acts 20:28.
  • Will lead and serve the church in accordance with the expectations set forth in 1 Peter 5:1-3.
  • Will be qualified to minister in the church as required in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.


Church Background


Historic, Dover Baptist Church located in Northern Shelby County, Kentucky, was established in 1812. Dover Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Shelby County Baptist Association. The church averages 60-70 members for Sunday morning service, and approximately 20-25 for Sunday School. Prior to Covid, regular attendance was pushing 100+ members each Sunday.  Dover currently has a Worship Minister and a Youth Minister on staff. Dover has an active youth group and children’s group that meets each Wednesday night along with regularly scheduled Bible Study and adult choir practice. We also faithfully support state, national and international missions. The campus at Dover consists of the beautiful sanctuary built in 1887, the educational section of the church added in 1970, the parsonage was built in 1989, and the Family Life Center has been added since then. Dover is on a sound financial footing and there is no dissension in the church. The pastor’s position is open because our previous pastor retired after many years of service to The Lord. To see more of what is currently going on at Dover Baptist Church, visit our church website, Facebook Page, and our YouTube Channel.

Community Information


Shelbyville is a growing community of approximately 16,000 residents, located right off of I-64, and nestled between Louisville and Frankfort, Kentucky. It is a diverse community supported by two public high schools, one private Christian school, three middle schools and several elementary schools. Shelbyville is known as the Saddlebred Horse Capital of the World and hosts an annual horse show each August which dates back to 1939. There are also farmer’s markets, car shows, and festivals that are put on each year at different locations throughout the town. Shelby County is home to beautiful rolling hills and horse farms. It also has The Outlets of the Bluegrass mall along with a well known local flea market for shopping, several diverse restaurants and many manufacturing plants. There are local fitness gyms, University of Louisville Hospital-Shelbyville for emergency care, several urgent cares, private family and pediatric practices, and a variety of dental providers. It is also within a 30 minute drive to higher level medical care and shopping, fancy dining, the Louisville Bats and LouCity Soccer, several colleges and universities, the Louisville Zoo, and many more activities.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Resumes will be accepted up till July 9, 2022. Thank you.

Full Time
Avg Worship Attendance?
60 - 70

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