Our Church
Lake Shore Baptist Church was established in the early 1950’s. From its founding, biblically faithful preaching, heartfelt worship, and community engagement have been priorities. We are prayerfully seeking the man God has in store to lead our church. Our church has proceeded during this transition time faithfully as God has given us unity by His Spirit.  We have two Family Worship Services on Sunday morning at 8:30AM and 11:00AM and Bible Fellowship Classes at 9:45AM.  Average Sunday Morning Worship Service attendance is around 250. Lake Shore Baptist Church voluntarily affiliates with and financially supports the Southern Baptist Convention.
Our Community
Lake Shore Baptist Church is located in Pasadena, MD about 30 minutes from downtown Annapolis, MD and an hour from Washington DC.  Pasadena has a population of 29,000, while Anne Arundel County has a population of 588,000. Baltimore-Washington International Airport is a 20 minute drive from the church. The community sees a lot of military families due to our close proximity to Fort Meade and the National Security Agency.

Our Candidate Qualifications
The Senior Pastor must be a committed Christian whose life demonstrates the Biblical qualifications of a pastor as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1 – 7 and Titus 1:5 – 10 with an understanding of their call to Christian ministry. This person must also live a lifestyle in agreement with our statement of faith (The Baptist Faith & Message, 2000). He shall display unquestionable Christian character in his relationships. 

The Senior Pastor is responsible for providing spiritual leadership in all aspects of church life. By providing direction to the pastoral and church staff, deacons, and Church Council, he will (1) take primary responsibility for preaching in all church services; (2) oversee the planning and facilitating of all elements necessary for maintaining Biblically-focused worship services, ministries, and Bible studies for all ages; (3) encourage and equip lay leaders and ministry teams to fulfill their ministries; (4) work with the deacons and other staff in providing for the shepherding needs of the whole body; (5) motivate the church body to carry-out the church’s mission statement; and (6) be responsible for upholding the church’s bylaws and constitution.

The Senior Pastor must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. Be able to preach, teach, and converse fluently, and clearly in English. 

A Master’s degree from seminary is preferred.  Must have three years or more experience serving in church ministries; three or more years pastoral experience preferred.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Demonstrate on-going growth in sanctification, spiritual wisdom, and the knowledge of God’s will.
  2. Uphold in daily life the Fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22.
  3. Exhibit humility displayed in a teachable spirit and healthy family life.
  4. Effectively preach and teach the Word of God.
  5. Servant-leader that follows Christ’s example.
  6. Collaborate with ministry teams and members of the church.
  7. Strong communication, collaboration, and organizational skills.
  8. Ability to develop a vision to carry out the Great Commission.
  9. Maintain confidentiality of information regarding the church and church members. 
  10. Create and nurture an environment that builds relationships in which people are connected.
  11. Highly motivated to share the Gospel and lead people to Christ.
The Process
We respectfully request that applicants provide a resume, cover letter, links or copies of at least three recently delivered sermons if available, and a minimum of three references (pastor, friend, and church/ministry staff).  Please submit the application package along with answers to the questions below using the “Apply Here” button below. If you have any questions, please email them to lakeshorepastorsearch@gmail.com.
  1. Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Senior Pastor at Lake Shore Baptist Church?
  2. Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Senior Pastor?
  3. In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with our beliefs.