Leadership Opportunities

The historic First African Baptist Church founded in 1866 is prayerfully seeking a full-time senior pastor. The qualifications for this position are outlined in the following scriptures I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
  • Must be a licensed and ordained Baptist minister
  • Must possess a Masters of Divinity or above from an accredited seminary
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of pastoral experience from a missionary Baptist or Baptist church.
  • Must possess strong leadership and administrative skills
  • Must be able to articulate a vision for the church that emphasizes spiritual growth, strong mission and outreach, and Christian Education and Development
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee the spiritual development of the church body through life-change preaching and teaching that is biblically sound and relevant
  • Develop and facilitate implementation of a plan for church growth both spiritually and numerically
  • Oversee and participate in the care and nurturing of the church membership through visitation and crisis intervention and pastoral care
  • Encourage the congregation to a higher level of commitment to God
  • Supervise and provide direction to ministry leaders, ministry staff as well as individual church ministries
  • Encourage tithing and sacrificial giving as God’s method of financially supporting His church as taught in Malachi 3:8-10
  • Shepherds and models the heart of Jesus Christ and assures that the church is well led, cared for and protected in accordance with God’s Word.
  • Establish office hours and maintain scheduling flexibility as needed.
For your interest please submit your resume to
First African Baptist Church
Attn: Pastor Search Committee                                  or www.firstafricanchurch.org
P.O. Box 1578 Tuscaloosa, AL 35405