Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor – Oak Tree Community Church

“We exist to grow in our love for God, and our love for people.”

Oak Tree Community Church seeks a lead pastor to guide us in living out our mission statement. This position will provide primary preaching and leadership responsibility for the church. The pastor should acknowledge that their work is enabled by the Holy Spirit, supported by prayer, guided by Scripture, and carried out in the name of Jesus Christ for the glory of God the Father. As a member of the Elder Board and as an overseer/shepherd, the pastor will provide biblical direction and leadership so that the members are built up in faith and maturity to become more like Christ.

In turn, our church will partner with the pastor as guided by Acts 6:2–4 in which the pastoral priority is to be “devoted to the word of God, and to prayer.” We support the pastor’s foundational goals of having a passion for Jesus Christ and a heart committed to making disciples of those that God leads to us. The pastor’s spiritual foundation is also expressed in the desire to serve as a role model, conducting their private and public life with personal integrity, love, joy, humility, and holiness (as described in 1 Timothy 3:1–7). Lastly, we want our pastor to enjoy and model healthy family priorities; we support the pastor in making their family a priority.

Desired Attributes:

  • Has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Is a visionary and energetic leader for the diverse community we serve
  • Embraces the mobile church experience and can lead change in order to grow
    Strong administrative skills to delegate, empower, and lead both paid and volunteer staff
  • Provides direction, purpose, inspiration, encouragement, conflict-resolution, mentoring, and accountability for the church body, the Elder Board, and the Oak Tree community at large
  • Adopts the Oak Tree Community Church Statement of Faith
  • Follows the NAB Ministerial Code of Ethics

Requirements and Qualifications


Preferred 3+ years as senior pastor or 5+ years as an associate pastor with progressive responsibility of a growing ministry.


Master’s degree from an accredited seminary or significant ministry leadership experience (Master of Divinity degree preferred)

Special Notes

Church Information:

Service Address: 6400 Whitelock Parkway, Elk Grove, CA 95757
Office Address: 5700 Whitelock Parkway, Suite #140, Elk Grove, CA 95757
Church Website: http://oaktreeonline.org

Job Processing Plan:

Posting Duration: 7/1/2020 to 8/7/2020 (or until filled)

The Search Committee will contact you acknowledging receipt of your résumé and informing you of the next steps. Please send any questions you have to search@oaktreeonline.org. Thank you, God bless you, and may He guide us both throughout this process.


5700 Whitelock Parkway Elk Grove, California 95757 United States

Date Posted: July 15, 2020

Job Type: Lead pastor – Full Time

Congregation: 120

Church Website: https://oaktreeonline.org/