Lead Pastor Search:

  • Lead Pastor
  • Non-Denominational Church
  • Church Size: 280
  • Full Time Position

Summary of Role:

Grace is seeking to hire a new Lead Pastor for our Multi-Generational, Elder-led congregation. He will serve as the primary leader in the areas of preaching/teaching, vision casting, staff oversight, and shepherding our congregation. Our desire is to find a Lead Pastor who can bring all of the different ministries together as a unified team to build strong relationships and grow our congregation, both spiritually and physically. The Lead Pastor will serve on the church eldership and will be accountable to the elder board for his specific role.

Primary Responsibilities

The final job description will be agreed upon between the eldership and lead pastor. Below is a general list of job responsibilities, in no particular order, as a reference point.

  • Focus on preaching and teaching.
  • Lead and attend staff meetings and retreats.
  • Cultivate a strong staff culture by leading and working alongside them in personal discipleship, individual mentoring, goal setting, and vision casting.
  • Lead and create the agenda for bi-monthly elders meetings.
  • Work alongside the other elders and staff to cast vision and systems that will guide our church to impact our community with the hope that Jesus brings.
  • Pastoral care for the members of Grace alongside other church staff and elders.
  • Counsel church members or refer as needed.


  • Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of an elder as taught in the Scriptures (1 Timothy 3 & 5, Titus 1 & 2, 1 Peter 5).
  • Has the ability and desire to preach and teach.
  • Possesses strong gifts of leading, teaching, administration, organization, and time management.
  • Is theologically aligned with Grace Christian Fellowship’s Statement of Faith.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a Ministry Field
  • 5+ years of ministry experience is preferred, but not required.

About Grace Christian Fellowship:

Grace was established in 1995 and celebrates our 25th anniversary in October. Grace is an incredibly loving and gracious church family. One of the things that makes Grace so special is the sense of family. People often communicate to us how they instantly feel welcomed and valued when they first visit.
2020 has been a strange year, but our average attendance in 2019 was 280 at our Sunday morning service. Our church also has a variety of Life Groups that meet throughout the week. We have a solid Kid’s ministry and Student Ministry.
In the fall of 2020, we are scheduled to complete our current building project. During this building project, we added a whole new children’s wing to our building, added a new office space for our staff, and added a new worship room and hangout space for our student ministry. We are so excited to finish these projects and use them as a resource to impact our community.
Grace is located in a part of Odessa that is quickly developing and growing. We own a total of 9 acres which will be helpful as our church continues to grow and add on to our facility in the years to come. 
We run a full-time state-licensed daycare in our children’s ministry area during the week called Grace Kids Learning Center. When we are able to move into the new Kid Min space we will be able to increase the number of kids that can enroll in our program. This program is an incredible ministry opportunity to our community.
We are excited about what God has in store for our church in the years to come and excited to see who God has in store to lead us into the next chapter of our story.


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About Odessa, Texas:

Odessa is home to some of the most friendly, loyal, and hard-working people you ever will meet. Odessa is an oilfield town and much of the DNA of our town is connected to the oil & gas industry. Odessa has a population of 120,000 with an additional 50,000 people who live in Ector County which surrounds Odessa. 

For more info about Odessa, Texas visit: https://discoverodessa.org