Lead Pastor

at Calvary Baptist Church, Desbarats (view profile)
Location Desbarats, Canada
Date Posted July 18, 2023
Category Pastor
Job Type Full-time


About the Church

Calvary Baptist Church is currently a congregation of about 50 people.  A tight-knit and very close group, representative of the community as a whole, we thrive on the intimacy and camaraderie that such a small congregation provides.  We meet on Sunday mornings for services and also run prayer meetings Wednesday nights.  We have come through the pandemic and are looking to re-implement and grow programs and activities that were lost or delayed due to public health measures.

About the Community

Desbarats (pronounced "Deb-ra") is a hamlet of a few hundred people within Johnson Township, about 40 minutes East of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.  Surrounded by a mix of Canadian Shield and arable farmland, the community is known for its closeness.  With its friendly residents and unhurried pace, Desbarats welcomes you to experience a truly authentic rural Canadian lifestyle, where the beauty of nature and the warmth of community converge.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is someone willing to integrate with the citizens of this small, close-knit community, in order to foster relationships and reach out with the love of Christ to our local area.  We are seeking someone willing to take the lead of our involved, dedicated volunteer base as we endeavour to serve our community.  An ideal candidate would be able to combine strong, Scriptural teaching with an authentic heart for our congregation and community.

Desired Qualifications

  • Agreement with Calvary Baptist Church’s Constitution and Statement of Faith.
  • Meets biblical qualifications of an elder/overseer.
  • A graduate of a recognized evangelical seminary, university, Bible Institute, or college; or someone with equivalent relevant ministry experience.
  • A strong, personal, and active relationship with Jesus Christ.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shepherding this flock of God through providing leadership according to the instructions of Scripture.
  • Preparing and delivering weekly sermons, as well as other teaching, counselling, and evangelism.
  • Providing spiritual leadership to the church in its pursuit of worshipping God and introducing people to Jesus Christ.
  • Assuming a position on the Elder’s board.
  • Administrative duties for the Church, Elder’s Board, etc.

Living Situation

  • We are fortunate to be able to provide a manse for the use of the pastor and his family, adjacent to the Church property.  Our hope is that this will allow a pastor to move here freely without the burden of buying a house in this tumultuous market.


We welcome you to inquire further or to submit a resume to calvarybaptistchurchdesbarats@gmail.com and look forward to hearing from you!