Agape Baptist Church



                                                                         AGAPE BAPTIST CHURCH
                                                                                A PLACE TO LOVE AND BE LOVED

Position: Bi-Vocational Pastor                                                                                            Closing date: 4/30/2018
Appointment type: Permanent                                                                                            Location:  3920 Alton Place NW
                                                                                                                                            Washington, DC  20016

Agape Baptist Church (ABC) seeks to respond to Jesus’ commandments and fulfill His “Great Commission” by doing His will in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are a 26 Year old Filipino-International church located in Washington DC. We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, and the Montgomery Baptist Association. We are a community of approximately 60 believers worshipping  Christ our Lord, proclaiming the gospel of salvation to all people, ministering to persons in need and growing in Christ likeness. Most of our leading members actively serve ABC and are involved in our ministries supporting ABC and the DC, MD and VA communities.  We are presently searching for a new Pastor to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach the biblical revelation, engage in pastoral care ministries, provide guidance in all areas of ABC functions, activities, ministries, and programs and provide leadership to bring our community into a deeper more meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. 


  1. Born again and have a personal testimony of his personal conversion and commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  2. Have a clear and open calling to serve the Lord in Pastoral Ministry.
  3. Possesses the biblical qualifications of an elder as stated in 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, & 1 Peter 5:1-4.
  4. Align with the Southern Baptist Doctrines of Faith (Baptist Faith and Message).
  5. A man who can rightly divide the Word of God, II Timothy 2:15
  6. Committed to theological perspective that is conservative and adherent to the inerrancy of the whole Word of God.
  7. Committed to integrity and accountability to those he serves.
  8. Able to submit to and implement policies decided by the Church Body.
  9. Be a "Servant Leader”.
  10. Possess natural leader qualities/abilities – ability to relate with people, provide guidance and correction.
  11. Effective communicator.


  1. Pastoral work experience: at least 5 to 10 years
  2. Education: Formal Baptist Seminary Training or Religious Degree


  1. Guide the planning and conduct of the worship services.
  2. Prepare and deliver sermons and defend the Bible as being without error.
  3. Prepare and deliver/lead Bible studies.
  4. Lead in observance of ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  5. Provide services – pre-marital counseling, officiate weddings, baptism, child dedication, and officiate at funerals.
  6. Oversee the filling of the pulpit on any Sunday when not present to ensure doctrinal consistency.
  7. Moderate business meetings.
  8. Serve as the Ex officio member of all committees.
  9. Guide the church body in an effective program of witnessing to the lost.
  10. Lead and guide the Church Council, and Committees in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the total church program.
  11. Develop strategies that reach out into the community.
  12. Do visitation – members and prospects.
  13. Help church members realize their spiritual gifts.
  14. Coordinate with various associations and church leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern.


  • Pastoral Candidate and his wife (if married) must pass a thorough background check.
  • Successful candidate must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the US.


  • If interested in being considered for this position, please send a resume, cover letter and a completed & signed application form                                                                              by April 30, 2018 to:

           ABC Pastor Search Committee
          C/O Jaylynn Saure
          418 N. Summit Ave. Apt 103
          Gaithersburg, MD 20877

          or by email to: abcsearch18@gmail.com

*Electronic submissions preferred.
*For inquiries email: abcsearchinquiries@gmail.com
*For more information about Agape Baptist Church (ABC) please visit: http://www.agapechurchdc.com/