Staff Opening
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Seeking Full-time Position:  Pastor of Worship and Families 

Location:  Hickory, North Carolina

Church:  West Hickory Baptist Church

Our Mission StatementLoving God, loving one another, and serving the world through missions and ministry.

About us: West Hickory Baptist Church is a congregation of ordinary people who serve an extraordinary God. For 115 years we have been sustained by God’s faithfulness. We hope you will come be a part of the next chapter God is writing here.  We are a church of around 130 active members with a pastor that has served since 2005. We are seeking a God-centered, Bible-saturated, relational, and missional man to join our pastor on staff as Pastor of Worship and Families. We will seek to surround this pastor and his family with love and support and a church family that they can worship with and grow together with in the Lord. 

Candidate Biblical Character Qualifications: 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4. 

The Pastor of Worship and Families will be responsible for two key areas in the life of our church: worship and family discipleship. 

Candidate Responsibilities:


  • Lead the congregation in heartfelt singing that exalts God and is faithful to scripture.
  • Utilize music as a way to instruct the congregation in the character of God, the beauty of the gospel, and our calling to follow Christ.
  • Oversee choirs, ensembles, soloists, and instrumentalists in weekly worship services.
  • Coordinate music for weddings and funerals.
  • Work with the pastor to plan weekly worship services and special services.
  • Provide special musical services to the church at Christmas and Easter. 
  • Receive opportunities to preach several times a year based on the candidate’s gifting and desire.

Family Discipleship: 

  • Oversee the implementation of a coordinated discipleship strategy for parents, children, and youth that emphasize God’s character, the gospel, our calling to love one another, and our calling to reach out to the world with the good news of Jesus. 
  • Develop volunteers to assist in the ministry.
  • Seek ways to connect to children, youth, and college students in our community.
  • Coordinate the funding of and participation in one week of youth camp and one week of children’s camp each summer
  • Participate in the church’s prayer ministry.

Salary:  Full-time pastoral salary including a two bedroom parsonage adjacent to the church


About our area:  We are located in a small but established neighborhood in Hickory, North Carolina where our local community has invested in the development and implementation of several important revitalization efforts including the City Walk, the new Hickory Campus of Appalachian State University, and a vibrant downtown. Hickory is located in the foothills of western North Carolina and just a short drive to Boone, Charlotte, and Asheville.