newspaperSenior Pastor: First Baptist Church, Gastonia, N.C., is seeking a senior pastor to lead the congregation in a new chapter in our history. FBCG enjoys a 140-year tradition of moderate Baptist life (affiliated with CBF) and a broad mission emphasis, and is poised to use the campus and facilities for greater service to the community. The senior pastor will possess strong preaching skills, have excellent skills in relationship building, and be an inspired leader in guiding and directing the church spiritually and administratively. The pastor will possess a strong calling to the pastoral ministry and a degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school, and have some years of experience as a congregational minister. Interested candidates may learn more at fbcgastonia.org. Résumés may be submitted until Dec. 1 to Pastor Search Committee Co-chair Donnie Cann at Cann1@aol.com or at Pastor Search Committee, P.O. Box 6298, Gastonia, NC 28056.

Senior Pastor: First Baptist Church, Fayette-ville, N.C., seeks a full-time senior pastor to lead our congregation spiritually and administratively; to work collaboratively with all groups in the church and community; and to guide revitalization of our ministries and missions as a downtown church. We affirm both women and men in leadership roles, are affiliated with CBF and SBC, and prefer blended and traditional worship styles. A master’s degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school and relevant experience are required. Submit cover letter and résumé by Dec. 15 to psc@fbcfay.com or to FBC Pastor Search Committee, c/o Steven Lawrence, P.O. Drawer 2737, Fayetteville, NC 28302.

Senior Pastor: Bethel Baptist Church in Norman Okla., is seeking a full-time senior pastor. Located one mile from the University of Oklahoma, we are a conservative Southern Baptist church that supports the Cooperative Program. Please send résumés to bbcnormanpsc@gmail.com or to Pastor Search Committee, Bethel Baptist Church, 1717 W. Lindsey St., Norman OK 73069.

Pastor: First Baptist Church, Oak Ridge, Tenn., seeks a full-time pastor to lead our church into the next chapter of our rich and unique history. The successful candidate will have a strong calling to the pastoral ministry, hold an accredited seminary or divinity school degree, and possess experience in congregational ministry. Interested candidates are encouraged to explore the pastor search info at fbcoakridge.org and submit résumés to Pastorsearch@fbcoakridge.org.

Pastor: First Baptist Church, Shepherdsville, Ky., established in 1837, is seeking a full-time pastor. Submit résumé to Pastor Search Committee, First Baptist Church, 254 S. Buckman St., Shepherdsville, KY 40165.