Zion Baptist Church: 225 Byrne Street Petersburg, VA 23803
Contact Information: (804) 733-7561 (804) 861-9504




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Zion Baptist Church is seeking an ordained Baptist minister to replace its recently retired pastor who led and served the congregation and community and beyond for over 48 continuous years

General Information: Zion Baptist Church is located in Petersburg, Virginia. The Church was founded on July 1, 1891 by eighty one (81) worshipers who left Third Baptist Church to form their own congregation. Zion has had only nine pastors in its 121 year history. Since 1891, the Church has progressed through several stages of development and has become a refuge for religions and community activities.

Affiliations: Zion Baptist Church has an active membership of approximately 200 members and a general fund budget in excess of $500k. The Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA (American Baptist Church of the South), Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Missionary Convention, Baptist General Convention of Virginia and Downtown Churches United.
Qualifications for the Pastor of Zion Baptist Church: The position requires a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university and advanced training in seminary studies from an accredited theological seminary. An advanced degree in seminary studies is preferred. The successful candidate must be currently serving as a pastor of a church with at least four (4) years of experience or must be currently serving as an assistant pastor or associate pastor (under the tutelage of a senior pastor) with at least four (4) years of experience . The qualified applicant should have a firm grasp of Baptist policy; a thorough belief and knowledge of the principles of the Baptist faith; and a demonstrated aptness for Biblically-based teaching.
The final candidate(s) must submit to an extensive reference check as well as a criminal history background check, credit check, child protective services check, and substance abuse history check.

Compensation package for the Pastor of Zion Baptist Church: The salary range for the position is $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 and is negotiable within the range based on qualifications and experience. The compensation package also includes fringe benefits.

Application Information: To obtain an application or additional information, please contact the Church office at (804) 733-7561; fax (804) 861-9504 or e-mail zionbapt2@verizon.net. The office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Zion Baptist Church pastor vacancy announcement is open, effective September 15, 2013 and closes at 5 p.m. on October 31, 2013.
Applications and requested information must be typed or printed legibly and must be presented in the sequence requested. 

Only applications received during the announcement period will be considered. Candidates previously considered, and have been informed that they remain under consideration, do not have to resubmit letters of interest and/or resumes.

All requested documents must be received by mail or fax by 5 p.m. on the closing date of October 31, 2013.

Pulpit Search Committee
Zion Baptist Church
225 Byrne Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803-4239

An downloadable application package may be obtained here in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format, By clicking on the Link Below. 

Zion Baptist Pastoral Application Package