Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

Worship Pastor


About Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church

Location: Baker, Florida
Denomination: SBC

Size: 400


Job Responsibilities & Duties

  • Strong vocally and can play guitar and or piano while leading worship if need be
  • Has understanding and familiarization with various musical instruments
  • Has good admin, organizational and communication skills
  • Is reliable, takes initiative, and is self-motivated
  • The ability to present oneself professionally, maintain confidentiality, and to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Embraces and adapt to growth, change, innovation, and creativity
  • Able to work with others in a team-oriented setting
  • Uses appropriate judgment in the areas of discretion, sensitivity, and leadership
  • Maintains cooperative, healthy, and motivating relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and volunteers
  • Demonstrates excellence as a worship pastor (e.g., has grown a worship ministry, both qualitatively and quantitatively or has been part of a growing worship team)
  • Has the ability to recruit, train, lead and supervise vocalists, instrumentalists, and technicians in their respective functions
  • Familiar with Planning Center Services and other programs such as, Ableton, ProTools, and ProPresenter
  • Oversee song selection, media preparation and presentation, sound and lighting enhancements, video production, and coordination of all instrumentalists, vocalists, and technicians
  • Be accountable for the planning and leadership of all worship groups (i.e. choir, praise team, praise band, etc…)
  • Arrange, select and direct music that is a cultural fit for our church understanding we have a traditional Sunday morning service and a contemporary service
  • Develop and facilitate a multi-generational worship ministry, understanding we have a children’s choir, youth band, and adult choir
  • Worship Pastor must have a servants heart willing to serve when called upon even outside of the worship ministry. (Be a team player when needed)

Personal Responsibilities

  • Has a clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, personal, and growing relationship with Him
  • Genuinely loves God and loves God’s people
  • Has a calling into ministry
  • Has a pastoral heart and humility (teachable, approachable, hard-working)
  • Has a strong desire to see people meet with God through public worship
  • Is a disciple-making leader as well as a musician

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in music required. Seminary or Master’s Degree preferred
  • Meet the Biblical qualifications of a pastor
  • Be ordained or eligible to be ordained
  • Agrees with our church statement of faith beliefs (BF&M 2000)
  • More than 5 years of Worship Ministry experience
  • Willingness to become involved in community life of Baker and Crestview

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About the Baker, Florida Community


Baker is located in North Okaloosa County which is in the Panhandle of Florida. We are 35 minutes north of Destin and other beaches. Pensacola is 45 minutes to our west. Baker is a growing community of 8,000 people with Crestview 10 minutes away which has a population of approximately 50,000. That is where grocery stores, restaurants etc are located. Baker has a K-12 school which is highly rated. Some of the benefits of living in Baker are the beaches, camping, fishing, hunting, and a great climate!

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