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Lopez Island Community Church Lopez Island, WA, Washington, United States



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Senior Pastor

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Thu Feb 10, 2022
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Thu Nov 11, 2021

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:   Non-Denominational Church

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Lopez Island Community Church is a small, non-denominational community church desiring to follow Jesus, serve Him, and share His love with others. We believe God has sustained this church body since its inception in 1904 to achieve His purpose of shining His light into a diverse island community in the Pacific Northwest of Washington State. We hold God’s Word as the ultimate authority by which we are edified and equipped to share the Good News, and we proclaim His Son Jesus Christ as our only Lord and Savior who redeems and restores all who come to Him. We strive for unity and authentic fellowship as we meet together as believers and as we go out into the world proclaiming His Gospel.

We are people on a journey of faith. We are seeking God’s will for our future and looking for the right person of faith to become our pastor and join us on this journey.


Lopez Island Community Church is an independent, non-denominational church with a solo Senior Pastor. The term “solo” is used to clarify there is no other paid staff of the church, however the pastor’s work is supported by many willing volunteers from the congregation. The Senior Pastor ultimately reports to the Elder Board and partners with them as he serves the congregation. It is important to understand that the working relationship of the pastor and the elders is a strong team concept where everyone “weighs in” and shares in decisions. The role of all the leaders is to lift up and shepherd the people to serve as God has gifted them and moves them by the Holy Spirit. The leaders collaborate with the many volunteers who help with various aspects of the worship services and ministries of the church. The Pastor is viewed as the main leader of the church but functions as part of the team. He is the primary pastor/teacher of the Body.


Personal qualities

  • Authentic, transparent person of integrity with a good sense of humor

  • Humble servant of God, not claiming God’s victories as his own, but with a deep mature faith, devoted to the Lord.

  • Holds Scripture in the highest regard and as the final authority.

  • Gift of spiritual discernment, able to understand and respond to the needs of the congregation.

  • Caring and compassionate nature that loves and values people of all ages.

  • Relational – able to work with and relate to all age groups, both sexes, and people of diverse backgrounds.

Professional qualities

  • Complete agreement with Lopez Island Community Church Statement of Belief.

  • Sound biblical knowledge; Seminary/Bible College training desired.

  • Five years pastoral experience desired to fill this role as a “solo” pastor.

  • Excellent communication skills; strong speaker and teacher of the Word.

  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills, enabling the congregation to develop and use their spiritual gifts in service to the Lord.

  • Good time management skills with the ability to coordinate and manage the day-to-day operations of the church and work with volunteer staff.

  • Heart for missions that encourages the growth and support for missions at Lopez Island Community Church.

  • Ability and willingness to provide biblical counseling and discipline if/when needed (formal counseling education not required, but spiritual maturity, discernment, and mentoring experience in this area is necessary).


  • Faithful preaching and teaching of the Word – Bible-centered.

  • Equipping the saints to love and live for the Lord, enabling the congregation to apply God’s Word to their relationships and lives.

  • Strive for continued unity, through faith, in our congregation of diverse church backgrounds.

  • Meet the spiritual needs of an aging congregation.

  • Continue Lopez Island Community Church’s quest to be a light to an ever-changing, diverse community.


Preaching and teaching

  • Prayerful study and preparation of weekly sermon.

  • Preach biblically based sermons.

Oversight and Coordination

  • Work with and coordinate with the Elders, ministry team leaders, worship teams, volunteers, and the congregation in the ministry of the church.

  • Meet with the Elders before the service on Sunday mornings for prayer.

  • Attend the monthly and special Elder meetings addressing regular business and special needs.

  • Meet at least quarterly with the Ministry Team leaders to encourage and support them.

  • Provide appropriate biblical personal counseling as requested by members.

  • Provide biblically based pre-marriage counseling to those requesting to be married by the Pastor.

  • Provide support and comfort to church members in times of need e.g., weddings, funerals, and other observances and perform appropriate visitations.

  • Relate and respond to the needs of the community as the Lord leads.


  • Strive for regular office hours

  • Check and process mail and phone messages

  • Oversee the use and maintenance of the building.

  • Be available as prayer chain back up.”


The compensation package for this position includes salary, housing allowance, medical insurance, and IRA in the total amount of approximately $70,000 per year.


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