Senior Pastor Opportunity

Where It All Began

In the summer of 1990, Fairfield Baptist began as a mission of Sagemont and Houston Northwest Baptist Church. The church staff has grown from one to six pastors, a children’s minister, five Christian counselors, and additional administrative personnel serving a congregation of approximately 750 people. Services began in the Fairfield Athletic Club. After the church purchased 18 acres of land, the first worship building was completed in August of 1995. In 2007, the education building was built and in 2011, a 700-seat worship facility was completed. Through the years, FBC has been known as a church that teaches and preaches from the Scriptures in a way that feeds and leads people to know God better and love Him more. 

 

Who We Are

Fairfield Baptist Church is strategically located to serve the people of Cypress and the Northwest Houston area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are a multi-generational, family-oriented church with programs for all ages, from preschool to senior adults. Thriving programs include AWANA, Fairfield Student Ministries, and many adult small groups. Our goal is to be known as the best Bible teaching church in Northwest Houston, striving to build Christ-centered families grounded in God’s Word. One way we accomplish this objective is by providing multiple ‘How to Study the Bible’ seminars to equip members to dig deeper into God’s Word through personal study.

FBC offers two Sunday morning worship services. We seek to be authentic in our worship, prayer-focused, and theologically-sound in our preaching, teaching, and music selection. Members are encouraged to meet regularly in small groups, supporting one another in more personal settings (Acts 2:42). FBC provides childcare, coaching, and facilities to ensure all families have the opportunity to get further involved.

All members are encouraged to serve, both inside and outside the church walls. We provide opportunities for youth, adults, and families to serve together. Some local ministries include support of a North Houston church-plant as well as an outreach to a lower-income area in a nearby community. The church serves the students and supports teachers at a Title 1 school on a monthly basis throughout the year. In partnership with local churches, FBC regularly serves communities in the Rio Grande Valley. Internationally, FBC financially supports missions and ministries in Honduras, Africa, and missionaries in closed countries. FBC also contributes to The Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. Working together as the body of Christ, we sponsor several other Christian communities through facility-sharing. We currently open our buildings for Pakistani and Chinese Christian fellowships.

We are committed to James 1:27 and the Biblical command to take care of the least of these. FBC hosts an annual fun run and fall event to promote and raise funds for adoption, foster, and orphan care needs, both locally and abroad. We have supported multiple adoptions for Christian families in our church, local community, and beyond. FBC also sponsors an annual retreat for current and prospective foster and adoptive parents. We partner with other churches and ministries to support foster and adoptive families.

The church supports a gospel-centered, professional counseling ministry that serves both the FBC members and the surrounding community. The counselors minister to children, teens, and adults, sharing the love of Christ. It has grown from one to five Christian counselors in less than two years.

Fairfield Baptist Church is located in Cypress, TX (30 miles NW of downtown Houston), which appeals to residents of all ages. The congregation spans a radius of over 15 miles from the church location, reaching into the communities of Tomball, Katy, Waller and Jersey Village.



Key Cypress Facts:
  • Population: 148,000
  • Median Income: $105,000
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
  • Median Home Price: $250,000
Family Demographics:
  • Married: 49%
  • Divorced: 8%
Age Demographics:
  • Under 18: 32.9%
  • 18-24: 6.3%
  • 25-34: 12.5%
  • 35-54: 30.6%
  • 55-64: 10.3%
  • 65 and Over: 7.4%
Ethnic Profile:
  • White: 53.1%
  • Hispanic: 23.5%
  • Black: 11.8%
  • Asian: 9.5%
  • Other: 2.1%

Surrounding neighborhoods to FBC include master-planned communities such as: Fairfield, Bridgeland, Towne Lake, Blackhorse Ranch, Coles Crossing, and Cypress Lakes. Within minutes of the church, you can find retail shopping, an outlet mall, grocery stores, and multiple A-rated schools in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District.


There are several community walking trails, parks, and pools where neighbors gather. Residents have access to neighborhood sports leagues and athletic facilities, all within minutes of home. Cypress holds all the benefits of suburban living while affording the advantages of a large city, including world-famous medical care, professional sports, theater, diverse food options, and much more.

Senior Pastor Job Description

The Senior Pastor will model the purpose of Fairfield Baptist Church (FBC) through example, leadership and teaching the church to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. He will be the primary leader and teacher, having broad responsibility for the spiritual welfare, direction, and growth of FBC. He will lead the church in all areas of discipleship, evangelism, and equipping the congregation for service. The Senior Pastor will teach God’s Word faithfully, according to sound doctrine and embody the essence of a shepherd and servant leader.

 

 

 

The essential duties and responsibilities of the Senior Pastor will be carried out in the context of a staff team, Church Council, and ministry leaders. These include, but are not limited to, ministry of the Word, prayer, leadership, evangelism & discipleship, shepherding & teaching, and pastoral care.

The Senior Pastor will carry out his responsibilities through:

    • Guiding and teaching the Church through exercising oversight, teaching, and preaching the Word of God. Examples of this would be planning and leading the order of worship for services in collaboration with staff and volunteers, while preaching 70% of the Sundays within a calendar year.
    • Leading the pastoral staff through establishing responsibilities, performance evaluation, and other administrative functions as required to accomplish the ministry of FBC.
    • Collaborating with ministry staff to develop sermon series, as well as cultivate and lead a teaching team to assist in planning, preparation, and evaluation of worship services.
    • Leading and administering the church functions in conjunction with the Church Council through:
              - Effective delegation to staff and volunteers
              - Management of ministries and budgets within FBC.
    • Collaborating with the Church Council and pastoral staff to shepherd the overall ministry of the church, including nurturing the mental, spiritual, and emotional health of the individuals in FBC.
    • Working with the Church Council and pastoral staff to establish measurable ministry performance metrics, ministry objectives, annual church strategies, and goals.
    • Meeting the needs of the church and remaining sensitive to how God would lead in the provision of those needs through pastoral care and shepherding.
    • Leading as a humble servant of Christ by setting a good example to the FBC flock (1 Peter 5:2-3).
    • Equipping and preparing God’s people for worksof service (Ephesians 4:11-13, 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
    • Committing to small groups as a key strategy for church growth and discipleship.

The Senior Pastor must love our Lord Jesus Christ faithfully and passionately out of the outpouring of God’s sustaining grace. He must meet the Biblical requirements for a Pastor as laid out in
1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9. In addition, he must:

    • Have a graduate level education from an accredited theological seminary or demonstrate sufficient training acquired through personal mentorship and experience.
    • Be committed to an orthodox understanding of the historic Christian faith and adhere to our statement of faith (Belief Statement).
    • Have a minimum of five years of pastoral and teaching experience in a multi-staff church or para-church setting.
    • Be willing to relocate within the community of the church.
    • Have a gift and a passion for preaching the eternal and inerrant Word of God as revealed in the Old and New Testaments.
    • Humbly accept input from those he is leading and be appropriately transparent.
    • Be an effective administrator as demonstrated by delegation to staff and volunteers in the management of ministries and budgets.
    • Display a track record of personal management, leadership, and professionalism within Christ’s church.
    • Demonstrate a lifestyle of sanctification through personal study, evangelism, obedience to God’s Word, prayer, fellowship with other believers, and commitment to making new disciples.
    • Actively strive to lead his family into relationship with Christ.

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