First Baptist Church
149 Lawrence Street
Brandenburg, KY 40108


First Baptist Church (SBC) is located in the county seat of Meade County on the Ohio River, 40 miles southwest of Louisville, 12 miles west of Fort Knox, and 30 miles northwest of Elizabethtown. The town has a population of 2,700 in a county of 28,000 people. The church was founded in 1829 and its property includes two staff residences, a sanctuary (1975), annex (1964), and family life center (2002). The congregation exceeds 600 members with an average Sunday morning attendance of 175-200. The church is debt-free with a current annual budget of $379,000. The full-time staff includes a pastor, minister of music/senior adults, administrative assistant, and custodian. The part-time staff includes a youth team leader, a children’s team leader, and a social media manager.


FBC is seeking a pastor dedicated to biblical preaching, evangelism outreach, discipleship training, staff development, and pastoral care. The church desires the following:


  • Experience: ordained minister with a minimum of five years in full-time pastoral ministry
  • Education: bachelor’s degree required; seminary graduate preferred
  • Ministries: strong commitment to all church ministries
  • Visitation: the sick and grieving; potential, new members
  • Administration: skilled manager of church staff
  • Vision: ability to develop/articulate a vision for the future
  • Pastoral Care: a focus on healing/unity to the church


The church has approved a total compensation package in the range of $71,000-$81,000 with final amount determined in consultation with the pastoral candidate. The church has voted to require an affirmative vote of 80% of the votes cast in order to issue a call.


          The Pastor Search Committee requests that those who sense the Lord calling them to a new position pray for one week about our vacancy. Then, if interested, please e-mail a resume with at least three references complete with mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers (home and cell) and links to three sermon videos to


If your first/last name is not part of your e-mail address, please include it in the SUBJECT line with the word RESUME. If it is, just type RESUME in the subject line.



January 28, 2020