Shades Crest Baptist Church of Birmingham, Alabama seeks a pastor who senses God’s call to equip our congregation to worship rightly, fulfill the Great Commission, and embody the Kingdom of God in the community and beyond. The church, formed in 1954, is a multigenerational congregation of approximately 670 active members, with two Sunday morning worship services and significant infrastructure in place for growth. We are located in the Hoover area, which is a growing and vibrant suburb of Birmingham with younger families as the largest percentage of newcomers. The church endeavors to be faithful to the Bible for her beliefs and practices and affirms the classical doctrines of Christianity expressed in the Baptist Faith and Message. We seek an energetic pastor who faithfully preaches and teaches from the scriptures, while providing Godly and visionary leadership. Furthermore, the congregation strives to be a welcoming community and to share the love of Christ to all people. We contribute to multiple mission organizations on a local, state, national, and global level, as well as ordain women into all levels of ministry. In late February, we will start actively considering applicants but, also, will continue to accept interested inquires and applications. For more information, see the church’s website (shadescrest.org). Please send a cover letter, résumé, and recommendations to the Church’s administrative assistant, Connie Shaffer either electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Ms. Connie Shaffer, Shades Crest Baptist Church, 452 Park Avenue, Hoover, Alabama 35226.