Heritage Baptist Church in Lexington, KY is prayerfully seeking a full-time, Lead Pastor to shepherd our congregation. We are seeking a man who is faithful to his calling with a commitment to expository preaching and a passion for global missions. We are a congregation of approximately 170 active members who are desiring to make an impact within our community and around the world to the glory of God.
The Lead Pastor will be responsible for regularly preaching God’s Word, setting vision and goals for the church, coordinating visitations, and equipping the congregation for evangelism and community engagement.
Please read the following and check the boxes for further instructions on how to submit your resume.
The pastors of Heritage Baptist Church must meet the Scriptural qualifications of a pastor as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:1-7. Heritage Baptist Church requires that pastors be men, and that they have not been divorced.
Please review our Articles of Faith by going to our beliefs page.
We would also like to make special note of particular distinctives we hold.
Under the section entitled "Of God's Purpose of Grace":
"We believe that election is the eternal purpose of God (by which He chooses His people unto eternal life, not because of foreseen merit or worthiness in them, but because of His unconditional love, sovereign mercy, and free grace in Jesus Christ.) According to His choice, He graciously saves sinners by calling, justifying, regenerating, sanctifying, and glorifying them. (That being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man, it comprehends all the means in connection with the purposed end). That God's election also ordains and arranges for all the practical human means by which the elect will come to faith in Jesus Christ, and that it encourages the confident and hopeful use of those means. That it is a most glorious display of God's sovereign goodness, being infinitely free, wise, holy and unchangeable. That it utterly excludes boasting and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God, and active imitation of His free mercy; that it encourages the use of means in the highest degree; and that it may be ascertained by its spiritual effects in all who truly believe the Gospel; That it is the foundation of Christian assurance; and that to ascertain it with regard to ourselves demands and deserves the utmost diligence."
Under the section entitled "Of a Gospel Church":
"[...] That it is a local and visible congregation and assembly and not universal or invisible; [...]"
Under the section entitled "Of Baptism and the Lord's Supper":
"That the only Scriptural baptism is that which is administered by immersion through the authority of a local church found and functioning according to the Scriptural and historical pattern of those churches now called "Baptist". That it is a prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and participation in the Lord's Supper;"
"That the Lord's Supper is the other pictorial ceremony of the Gospel and is to be observed by the members of that local church, "closed" in nature, in which the members of that local church commemorate and celebrate together the dying love of Jesus Christ and the loving union and unity of His body through the sacred sharing of the unleavened bread and fruit of the vine."