Senior Pastor at First Grace Brethren Church (Altoona, Pa.)

First Grace Brethren Church, of Altoona, Pa., is seeking a new senior pastor. After 18+ years, the church’s long-time lead pastor hopes to retire in 2023.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate are a man who
– Possess a God given passion for church renewal and community outreach.
– Prior, proven ministry experience.
– Bible College or Seminary Training (Helpful)
– Willing to be ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches

Spiritual Maturity
– has received and accepted a calling from God for this unique ministry
– is committed to Jesus Christ and to the authority of Scripture
– is a man who believes in the power of prayer, has a strong personal prayer and devotional life
– displays the Fruit of the Spirit and relies upon the Holy Spirit for every aspect of his life and ministry
– pursues righteousness and a godly life
– If married is the husband of one (living) wife
– be theologically aligned with the Charis Commitment to Common Identity

Life on Mission
– has a heartfelt burden for lost people and a desire to lead a church that is effectively reaching its community
– models a lifestyle of evangelism through building relationships with people who are far from God
– has a deep understanding of sound doctrine and its use in life and ministry
– Has the skills and discernment to counsel and guide church members through life challenges using a biblical foundation
– is committed to Christ-centered preaching and teaching, using God’s Word to inspire the local church for mission

– ability to identify, motivate and train individuals and teams
– has excellent communication skills
– adaptable and resilient when confronted with barriers and setbacks
– able to accomplish tasks with limited resources
– is a problem solver
– ability to work well with others in leadership positions.

About the Church
First Grace Brethren Church, Altoona, Pa. was established more than 125 years ago, and many faithful saints have worshiped and ministered for Jesus Christ in this neighborhood. Seeing many come to saving grace and set forth on the road to Christ’s service. We are located in an established neighborhood within Altoona, Pa., with great outreach potential.

Send an email expressing your interest along with a resume to