Full Time Pastor Job Description

Wildare Church

7211 North Park Ave., Ext.
Cortland, Ohio 44410

“Love God, love people, make disciples.”

Wildare Church is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor. The Pastor helps the church carry out its mission primarily by providing spiritual, pastoral, and administrative leadership to all aspects of Wildare Church and Ministries. The Pastor also serves as Biblical teacher and leader of the church, as well as shepherding carefully and prayerfully everyone involved in all of Wildare Church. The Pastor should have an active and transparent prayer life as the foundation of ministry and believe and uphold the constitution of Wildare Church including the Tenants of Faith. We envision our pastor working with us as together we go into the next season of ministry.


Responsibilities of the Pastor (Article XVI. Pastor, Section B, #1-10 of the Wildare Constitution):
1. The Pastor shall read the Wildare Church Constitution, sign the signature page and agree to abide by it fully.
2. The Pastor shall act as an overseer of the church and shall comply with the scriptural description of overseer in I Timothy 2 and 3.
3. The Pastor shall prepare and preach Biblical messages based on the Entire Bible as expressed in II Timothy 3:16.
4. Visit the sick and shut-ins as needed.
5. Participate in the ministries of the church.
6. Lead the church spiritually in ministry and direction.
7. Conduct funerals, weddings, baptisms, member orientation & confirmations and serve communion.
8. Attend monthly Administrative Board meetings and present the Pastor’s report.
9. Plan worship services.
10. Shall meet annually with the SPR for review.


About Wildare Church:
Wildare Church is a rural family church in Trumbull County, Ohio. Its location is geographically in Champion, Ohio on a corner where four townships meet (Champion, Bristol, Mecca, and Bazetta). The school district for this property is Champion Local Schools. Although located in a rural area, we are close to shopping, restaurants, entertainment and activity opportunities, and the Eastwood Mall complex. And very close by are Mosquito Lake State Park, the Western Reserve Greenway, and several children’s playgrounds.
Wildare is a welcoming and hospitable church that has both Traditional and Contemporary Sunday services. We support missions locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition, our outreaches include a monthly Food Giveaway, Operation Christmas Child center, Night to Shine prom, Dribbles Basketball, to name just a few.
The church property includes the Church building, Education Wing, and Family Life Center. The majority of the Fellowship Hall downstairs in the church currently houses a Head Start program operated and run by Trumbull Community Action Program (TCAP). The Family Life Center is a large building that is used for our Contemporary Church service, Church Dinners, Basketball, and other events. Between the church and the Family Life Center is the Connector joining the two main buildings. The Connector is also used for fellowship, meetings, Bible studies, and various activities.
Adjacent to the church is the Parsonage property. This ranch style home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the main floor with an attached double garage. In addition, there is more space in the full basement. Wildare Church owns all these properties free and clear and is a debt-free church.
Wildare Church has a Children & Youth Director, an outstanding Administrative Assistant, and a Technology person on staff.
On July 1, 2023 Wildare disaffiliated from the United Methodist Church.

-Bachelors Degree in Christian ministry with emphasis in Biblical or Theological studies, or related field, from an accredited College, Bible School, and/or Seminary is preferred.
-Pastoral, Preaching, and Leadership experience is preferred.
-A disciple of Jesus Christ who personifies a growing relationship with the Lord and demonstrates a love and passion for serving Him. A member in good standing of a church and is willing to become a member of Wildare Church.
-A clear calling to serve as a pastor.
-Have spiritual gifts appropriate for this position: pastorship, leadership, and teaching.
-A lifestyle congruent with the Biblical qualifications for leaders (I Timothy 3:1-13; II Timothy 2; Titus 1:5-9) and abide by the constitution of Wildare Church.
-A heart to honor God above all and to lead people into deeper worship and knowledge of Him.
-Ability to maintain appropriate discretion and confidentiality.
-Establish and maintain office hours.


Compensation and Housing:
-We offer a compensation package that includes a base salary ($45,000-$50,000 range) and benefits that are customized to meet the needs and experience of the Pastor.
-Paid housing and utilities for the Parsonage.
-Paid time off/vacation pay.
-Professional development assistance.
-Relocation assistance.

We anticipate the effective start date to be as soon as possible.

Qualified candidates interested in this pastoral vacancy can submit the following information either by email or to the church address listed above:
– Statement of Faith
-A letter of interest, including a description of the ministry setting to which you believe God is calling you and any specific experience that you have.

After we receive your submission, we will send you the Wildare Church Pastoral Application Packet by mail or electronically.