The application deadline was 11/10/2015. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Thank you for your interest.

For additional information or questions, please submit request to Pastor Search Committee at pscommittee@gmsbc.org.


Church Name: Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Position: Full-Time

Closing Date: November 10, 2015

Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina, which is located west of uptown of the City, is seeking a full-time pastor, called by God who will be the spiritual leader of the congregation.  The pastor is responsible to God and the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Bible, to provide Christian leadership in all areas of the church and to engage in pastoral care for the Congregation.

About Us

The Greater Mount Sinai Baptist Church (GMSBC) of Charlotte, NC, an eighty year old traditional African American congregation, founded in 1933 out of the Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church.  The congregation met at various locations until it found a permanent location on 7th   Street and in 1975 it moved to its present location at 1243 West Boulevard.  The present location has been expanded with a Fellowship Hall in 1993 and most recently in 2010, added a Family Life Enrichment Center for expansion of church ministries.  The present Church membership roll is approximately 1000 and has an annual budget of approximately $1 million dollars, to support GMSBC’s Vision of Being a Full Time Caring Church That Searches for the Lost.   More information can be found at www.gmsbc.org.


Candidates must be spirit filled and guided. Candidates’ personal character and financial standing must be above reproach both inside and outside the church.  A Masters of Divinity degree from an accredited Theological Seminary is required, with at least five (5) years of senior level pastoral experience. Candidate must also be licensed and ordained in the Baptist church.

Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver biblically sound, stimulating, inspirational and spirit-filled sermons; must have skills for bible-based teaching; should possess strong interpersonal skills; and should be approachable and demonstrate inclusiveness for all segments within the congregation.

The successful candidate will have a vision for growing church membership that is both educated in the word of God and strong in relationship with Christ, energetic, perceptive, commitment and experience for increasing the numbers and spiritual development of youth and young adults in the congregation. Candidates must be open to new ideas, proficient in business administration practices and in the use of technology.  Must have a proven record as a skilled administrator and manager of church staff and programs.  The successful candidate will have an unwavering commitment to Christian Education, Sunday School, and a zeal for missions and evangelism.
  • GMSBC Pastor Responsibilities

     Pastor Responsibilities

    The following are the primary duties to be performed by the Pastor:

      • Serve as spiritual leader for the congregation.
      • Preach and teach the gospel by preparing and delivering relevant, Spirit-filled sermons.
      • Plan and conduct the worship services, providing for the supply of the pulpit.
      • Serve as the chief officer of the church, carrying out, with the church officers, the policies and mandates duly approved by the congregation.
      • Serve as moderator of church business meetings except meetings where the tenure of the pastor is being discussed.
      • Recommend all special committees and appoint committee members for approval by the congregation with the exception of the Finance Committee and serve as ex-officio member of all ministries, committees and organizations of the church.
      • Chair the Review Committee which handles charges against an officer for failure to perform duties or for personal misconduct.
      • Collaborate with the deacons, trustees, officers and ministry leaders to administer church business in accordance with the church constitution and bylaws.
      • Present to church membership for vote, any recommendations affecting church policy changes, after these have been weighed, considered and approved by the pastor and/or the Joint Board of  Deacons and Trustees in accordance with the church constitution and by-laws.
      • Develop and implement a strategic plan for healthy church growth, to include among other things, spiritual growth, membership growth with a goal of 10 percent per year, financial growth, and facility growth.
      • Supervise, mentor, and prepare written annual evaluations of the paid Church Secretary and Minister of Music.
      • Perform other duties as may be required.

The following duties are the ultimate responsibility of the Pastor but may be shared or delegated to others:

  • Lead in administering the Holy ordinances of Baptism and Communion.
  • Lead and teach stimulating Bible studies, classes and seminars.
  • Provide pastoral ministry to those experiencing illness, bereavement, or incapacitation or other Conditions.
  • Officiate at funerals, weddings, baby dedications, etc.
  • Conduct pastoral counseling.
  • Lead the congregation in planning, conducting and evaluating a comprehensive program of evangelism, Christian Education and training.
  • Lead the congregation in planning, conducting and evaluating its local, national and worldwide Missions.
  • Represent the congregation at associations, denominational, and ecumenical meetings and keep the congregation informed.
  • Represent the congregation in civic matters and keep the congregation informed of developments.
  • Manage all church staff, including providing yearly evaluations and training as needed.
  • Lead the congregation in developing a comprehensive business operations plan for the church.

How to Apply

Required Documents

All interested internal and external qualified persons must submit an initial Candidate Package consisting of the following information:

  1.  A letter of interest.
  2. A completed application (a blank application can be found at: www.gmsbc.org/pastoral-searchapplication).
  3. A current resume which includes summary of relevant ministry professional and educational experiences.
  4. Copies of ministerial license and ordination certificate.
  5. Copies of degrees.
  6. One (1) sermon - a DVD (preferred) and/or CD recording of a recent sermon, or provide the internet address if the sermon is available via the internet.
  7. A signed copy of the release of information form.


Submit the composite Candidate Package by mail to:

Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
Attn: Pastoral Search Committee
P. O. Box  667819
Charlotte, North Carolina 28266-7819

The deadline for all information to be postmarked or submitted is November 10, 2015

Any Candidate Package postmarked after the deadline date will not be considered. 

NOTE:  Missing information may result in the automatic disqualification.  Final candidates will be notified and asked to provide additional information later in the selection process.  Final candidates must consent to a reference check, a criminal history background check, a drug test, and a credit report (performed through outside agencies for complete confidentiality).


Additional Information

All information presented will be treated as “Confidential”.
For additional information or questions, please submit request to Pastor Search Committee at pscommittee@gmsbc.org.