Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church

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Denomination - Southern Baptist

Weekly Attendance - <  500

Location - Sarasota, Florida

Position - Worship Pastor

About the Position:

The Worship Pastor will provide Pastoral Care to the Congregation of the Church and oversee the entire Music Ministry and Technology Teams. 




  • Possess the qualifications for elder/pastor listed in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and he will have a clear heart to shepherd others. The Worship Pastor will provide pastoral care to the entire congregation, often wearing many different hats beyond just being the worship leader (teaching, discipleship, leading a small group, counseling, prayer, new member assimilation, outreach).

  • Demonstrate an evident love for God, which will be evidenced through loving others, keeping his eyes pure, maintaining a consistent devotional life, being committed to stewardship, and having a healthy family life that is supportive of his ministry.

  • Have a strong voice and be capable of leading worship with an instrument, preferably a guitar.

  • Have 5 years of full-time experience.

  • Have some formal theological training.

  • Have a friendly, outgoing personality that relates well to all ages. The Worship Pastor will have a demonstrated ability to foster unity.

  • Effectively recruit, train and develop volunteers to the praise team and tech team.

  • Be proficient with the technical elements of this role: ProPresenter, Planning Center, lighting, and managing live stream. Proficiency with social media, graphic design and the ability to shoot and edit videos are also a huge plus.

  • Work well in a team environment, seeking to receive and able to offer constructive feedback from all staff members.

  • Stay aware of developments in contemporary worship music trends .

  • Be creative, self-motivated and entrepreneurial.

  • Be strong administratively (managing budgets, setting goals, planning events).

  • Filter all songs for appropriate theological content, favoring songs that engage both our minds and emotions.

  • Be committed to professional development. 

  • Be ordained or seeking ordination.

  • Affirm the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message and our church covenant (online).



A little bit about Sarasota, Florida


We are roughly 35-45 minutes from the beach. Lakewood Ranch is a master-planned community that overlaps Bradenton and Sarasota. See