Job Posting: Associate pastor



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Associate Pastor

Penticton First Baptist Church, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, is looking for a full time Associate Pastor. Under the direction of the Lead Pastor, he/she will oversee and give leadership to our Children, Youth and Family ministries. We are looking for much more than a conventional children’s or youth pastor. Rather, this position is for an associate pastor who will work with young families, children, and youth to develop community, discipleship, and spiritual formation for this section of our congregation.


  • Re-imagining and leading ministry for children, youth, and young families
  • Building and leading a team of volunteers to grow and sustain family ministry
  • Support the Lead Pastor in growing and shaping our Sunday worship and ministry throughout the week
  • Getting behind the pulpit regularly, with support from the Lead Pastor
  • Organizing mid-week and evening events as needed, particularly youth/family events
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, monthly board meetings, church business meetings, worship services, and the general life of First Baptist Church
  • Cultivate cross-generational relationships between all church members
  • This position reports directly to the Board of Directors and is supervised by the Lead Pastor

Desired Qualities:

  • Committed Christian who can wholeheartedly uphold biblical faith and support First Baptist’s statement of faith
  • Loves young people and has confidence in God’s calling to this ministry
  • Have a Christ-centered, relational, and pastoral heart
  • Be a strong team player
  • Relate well to people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Be a self-starter with a developed work ethic and vision
  • Good with flamingos (FBC youth request)


  • Completion of/or in the process of completing a recognized theological degree (or further training in pastoral ministry)
  • Three to five years relevant experience
  • Willing and eligible to become a member of Penticton First Baptist Church
  • A criminal record check is mandatory and legally able to work in Canada
  • References will be requested

 Compensation will commensurate with education and experience

 Please send your cover letter and resume to   

 Applications will be reviewed between now and March 1, 2023. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Come join our team at First Baptist Penticton.