Associate Pastor Job Description

Emmanuel Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to lead our people to reach the community of Powell County, KY with the Gospel. The Associate Pastor will minister with church leadership to develop, coordinate, strategize, and administer an effective and expanding ministry for all age groups. 

There is a mission that motivates everything we do as a Church: Emmanuel Baptist Church exists to GO to the families of Powell County and beyond, to SHOW them the love of God, and to GROW them into fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

The vision is that: Emmanuel Baptist Church will be an authentic, nurturing family that reproduces itself in our neighbors and the nations by providing people with a home to meet, grow, and share Christ.

Education & Experience

  • Passionate follower of Jesus Christ
  • Called by God to serve in full-time Christian ministry
  • At least 3 years of experience in related ministry field
  • Bachelor’s degree required, seminary degree preferred
  • Upholds the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message

Hard Skills 

  • Discipleship Leader to mentor to the church body to be locally, nationally, and internationally engaged in mission efforts
  • Proclaim the gospel from the pulpit as needed and/or co-teach w/Sr. Pastor
  • Lead youth life group as needed (Sunday and/or Wednesday)
  • Plan and support church leadership, various ministries such as: pre-K to senior adults, Upward Basketball, VBS, missions, outreach activities, teams, ad-hoc teams as needed
  • Assist and communicate with church leadership about home/hospital visits, planning, and church calendar

Soft Skills

  • Meeting the character and competency expectations found in the Pastoral Epistles
  • A love for the next generation and the ability to explain Scriptural truths in an appropriate and contextualized manner
  • The ability to be led and lead by having a coachable, teachable and positive attitude
  • Willingness to adapt to small town uniqueness of eastern Kentucky 
  • Communicate, work well with others, relate, and align with the church vision and mission 
  • Family will unite their hearts with the church
  • Proficiency in technology to include social media and audio/visual equipment 
  • Plan and/or facilitate church finance programs in collaboration with finance team and lead team members


Base Salary $45,000-$48,000

Community Profile

Located at the foothills of the Eastern Appalachian Mountains, Powell County Kentucky is home to such scenic natural wonders as Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge, and a host of other great outdoor adventures. The population is 12,613 as of the 2010 census. We are located 35-40 minutes from Lexington, KY.

Church Profile

EBC is located at 755 W College Ave Stanton, KY 

EBC Website 

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  • Senior Pastor Douglas Turner lead pastor 2016 to present
  • Connection Pastor Ken Cude part-time 2019 to present
  • Average attendance within the past year ranges from 140-160
  • Emmanuel Kids active with nursery, preschool, elementary, middle/high school, and college & career

Candidates please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter: Include the following:short bio on who you are, future goals, strengths, weaknesses, how you came to know Jesus, and reasons for why God is calling you to Emmanuel Baptist Church
  2. Résumé 
  3. Sample message audio and audio/video (youtube or social media link)

Candidates, please send all emails to and an automatic reply will be sent with an approximate timeline of a calling for Associate Pastor of EBC.