At Victory of Albany we are looking for our next Lead Pastor. If you are interested carefully look over the qualifications listed below and send your resume by clicking the "Send Resume"  button below. 

 Thank you for your interest in applying for the Lead Pastor position at Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God in Albany, Georgia.  Our Core Values are loving God, caring for others, finding purpose and serving our community.  These Core Values embody and drive our vision as a church. It is the mission of the lead pastor and ministry staff to provide leadership, support, and guidance to the church as we move forward in expanding and accomplishing the vision. It is the responsibility of the Lead Pastor to provide the leadership within the ministry staff and church leadership team to motivate and guide this effort.  The key elements of the Lead Pastor’s job description are the following:

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Active Assembly of God Credentials on track to be ordained with Assemblies within 12 months
  • Pastoral experience in a church with membership >300
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Agreement with the specifics of sections A through E below

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Assembly of God Credentials at the Ordained Level
  • Lead Pastor experience in a church with membership >500
  • If no Lead Pastor experience, at least 5 years’ experience as a senior associate/executive pastor
  • Bachelor in Ministry, or Business
  • Understanding and experience with ministry budgets in excess of $1 million.

Description of Duties and Job Functions:

A. Principal Functions
  1. Act and function as the under shepherd and overseer of the congregation and staff
  2. Provide pastoral leadership, administrative leadership, vision, and direction for the church ministries
  3. Direct the development of all strategies to fulfill the church’s mission
  4. Create a cohesive and effective team among pastors, staff, church board, and all leadership
  5. Actively participate in planning, oversight, and development of the church’s ministry and mobilization of general church operations
  6. Meet regularly with the pastoral staff, church administrator, and church board in order to facilitate the coordination of ministry programs
  7. Consult with the church board for spiritual and administrative direction

B. Key Areas
  • Work in concert with the staff, ministry directors, leadership and church board to develop strategic plans for the successful implementation of all strategies within the church and its associated para-church ministries
  • Provide operational and fiscal leadership for all church ministries.
  • Provide public representation and advocacy of the church’s vision and mission
  • Oversee church services and pulpit ministry
  • Oversee the physical, emotional, and spiritual care for the Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God family
  • Perform pastoral evaluations and provide input to pastors in the evaluation of leadership and staff
  • Oversee the planning, management, and stewardship of the annual church budget in conjunction with pastoral staff, ministry directors, and the church board
  • Perform all duties as an officer of the corporation per the Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God Inc. By-Laws
  • Communicate with the church board in accordance with church By-Laws
  • Other duties as necessary

C. Ministry Oversight
  • Praise and Worship
  • Advisory Board
  • Elijah Ministry
  • VKA (Victory Kids Academy)
  • NextGen Ministry
  • Church Nursery
  • Children’s Church
  • Youth Ministry
  • College Ministry
  • Greeters
  • Ushers
  • Security
  • Van Ministry
  • Covenant Care Ministry
  • Nursing Home Ministry
  • Men’s Ministry
  • Women’s Ministry
  • Seasoned Saints (55+) Ministry
  • Victory Bible College
  • Grief Share
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Solutions Christian Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • Altar Ministry
  • Missions Local
  • Jesus Is The Answer
  • Street Outreach
  • Food Distribution
  • Missions Abroad
  • 43 Different Missionaries and Ministry
  • Organizations around the world.
  • Media/IT/Livestream
  • Small Groups

D. Pastoral/Administrative Qualifications
  • Maintain regular office hours during the week for the purpose of maintaining contact with staff, ministry directors, and participants
  • Provide and maintain a budget that is sufficient to support the operational and ministry leaders
  • Provide leadership for the entire staff and meet with them on a regular basis
  • Ensure the staff is provided with the tools and guidance to optimize job performance
  • Working knowledge, appropriate experience, and proven competencies in leading a multicultural, multi-generational congregation, and staff
  • Appropriate theological and doctrinal competencies as recognized through fruit of ministry and suitable educational preparation
  • Working knowledge and training in small group dynamics and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal-relationship skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Provide effective pulpit ministry
  • Demonstrate the ability to administer and manage multi-layered budgets
  • Abides by the established Victory Tabernacle Assembly of God Policy Manual
  • Support, promote, and participate in corporate vision and strategy of Victory Tabernacle of Assembly of God Church

E. Biblical Qualifications
  • Adhere to the 16 Fundamentals of Truth of the Assemblies of God
  • Value the Four Core Beliefs of the Assemblies of God: salvation, baptism in the Holy Spirit, divine healing, and the second coming of Christ
  • Embrace, promote, and celebrate diversity and unity as an earthly expression of God’s design for His eternal Kingdom (Revelation 7:9) and in accordance with John 17:20-23.
  • Called by the Holy Spirit and confirmed. (Acts 20:28)
  • Equip, educate, and edify the church as mandated in Ephesians 4:11-13
  • Conform to the ministry expectations set forth in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
  • Lead and serve in accordance with the expectations set forth in 1 Peter 5:1-3
  • Exercise biblical authority and carry out a Christian witness as set forth in Hebrews 13:17 and as directed in 2 Timothy 4:1-5
  • Lead ministry in the church as required in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  • Proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach the biblical revelation, and engage in pastoral care
  • Understand, embrace, and accomplish the mission to make disciples both locally and globally in accordance with Acts 1:8.
  • Lead and cast the vision of the church (cf. Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-4).
  • Practice evangelism and ensure that the church is challenged and equipped to be obedient to the Great Commission (cf. II Timothy 4:5; Matthew 28:19).
  • Model the heart of Christ, Chief Shepherd, and ensure the church is well led, cared for, and protected (cf. Acts 20:28; I Peter 5:1-4)
  • Declare God’s truth with conviction in the face of shifting moral values, not shying away from addressing major social issues from a Biblical worldview. (Acts 20:27)
  • Communicate God’s Word in public worship and ensure the church is growing to maturity in Christ (cf. Acts 6:4; Ephesians 4:11; II Timothy 4:1-4; Titus 1:9)
  • Empower and equip maturing members for significant service and ministry by discovering, developing, and deploying their spiritual gifts (cf. Ephesians 4:12; II Timothy 2:2).