Pastoral Search Announcement – Position Open Until Filled

Position Overview:
New Hope Baptist Church of Anchorage, Alaska is seeking a long term/ full-time Pastor. We have been in existence for 56 years. The church is located in a very diverse community. We are a loving and caring church with a current congregation of approximately 191 members. We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The Pastor is to be the spiritual leader for New Hope Baptist Church. This role includes preaching the Word of God, performing all the scriptural duties of the office (1Tim 3:1-7; Acts 20:28, Titus 1:6-9 and 1Peter 5:2-3), to provide Christian leadership in all areas of the church and to engage in pastoral care of the congregation. The pastor is also responsible for the overall leadership of the day-to-day operations of the church, services, membership and promoting the spiritual interest and growth of the church. Compensation depends upon experience and will be negotiated.


  • Lead or delegate the leadership of the congregational services.
  • The ability to prepare and deliver biblically sound, inspirational, and spirit filled sermons.
  • The ability to provide Bible base teaching.
  • Have a vision for growing church membership that is rooted in the Word of God.
  • Lead the church in a caring ministry for persons in the church and the community.
  • Strong commitment to providing ongoing discipleship training for ministry leaders including deacons, trustees and associate ministers.
  • Works closely with Deacon Board and directs the ministry of the other pastoral and support staff of the church.
  • Have the ability to identify and communicate goals and effective strategies for leading the Church through change.
  • Actively support & encourage involvement in local, state and national ministries.
  • Plan for and provide leadership in the observance of the church ordinances.
  • Conduct funerals services, wedding ceremonies, baptisms, and community worship opportunities as deemed appropriate.
  • Spend a reasonable amount of time visiting members who are in the hospital, nursing home, etc.
  • Comply with all established church policies and procedures as well as all applicable federal and state laws.
  • Be reasonably available nights and weekends for emergency pastoral care, delegating these responsibilities to deacons and other ministers / or lay leaders as appropriate.


  • Ordained Minister who has thorough knowledge of all Baptist doctrine and beliefs.
  • At least two years of experience as a pastor required.
  • In lieu of pastoral experience, 4 years of experience as an Associate Minister or Assistant Pastor or a Theological degree.
  • Strong community involvement.
  • Actively support & encourage involvement in local, state and national ministries.

How to Apply: Send all inquiries to:
New Hope Baptist Church
Attn: Minister Jenifer Walker, Search Committee Chairperson
P.O. Box 140609
Anchorage, Alaska 99514

All interested and qualified applicants must submit an initial candidate package consisting of copies of the following information:

  • Complete the attached New Hope Baptist Pastoral Application.
  • A current resume that includes a summary of relevant ministry, professional, and
    educational experience.
  • Copy of ministerial license and ordination certificate
  • Copies of all diplomas, degrees, and certificates (Official copies will be required for all
  • Five letters of recommendation are required one (1) clergy, two (2) professional, and
    two (2) personal.
  • Requesting a combination of 2 DVD’s, CD’s, Cassette tapes or written sermons can be submitted
    All information submitted will be treated as “confidential”.
    Additional information may be requested and/ or required
  • Background check required for all prospects.
  • For additional information please contact Minister Jennifer Walker at 907-272-9315 or at

  • Click here to download Application (PDF)