Senior Pastoral Search

Santa Clarita Baptist Church (SCBC) is seeking a man who loves God, His Word, and His people to fill the currently vacant senior pastor position.  The man that SCBC is looking for will meet biblical, spiritual, and academic requirements (1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1).  He will be able to lead his congregation in reverential worship.  He will have a vision and an achievable plan for reaching the lost and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry.  He will have either the demonstrated ability or the clear potential to lead his congregation as it utilizes its gifts, talents and resources in fulfilling The Great Commission in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) and in the world through its supported missionaries.

SCBC is situated in the growing Santa Clarita Valley, a community about 35 miles north of the city of Los Angeles. The City of Santa Clarita is 53 square miles with a growing population of 210,000 persons and an overall median age of 37 years. Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County.  The SCBC worship style reflects the traditional conservative demographics in the SCV and the preaching is historically expository.  The program and style of the SCBC worship service strives to be biblical, prefers to be conservative, and aims to cultivate fellowship for the building up of the body.

General information about the church can be found on the web page at and Santa Clarita Christian School, which is a 400 student K-12 ministry of the church at    Further information and details of the “Senior Pastoral Search” process can be found at under the “About” link.

In the selection process the SCBC leadership will place emphasis on the following gifts, passions and abilities:
• He will be rooted in Scripture and prayer,
• He will be an effective teacher/communicator,
• He will be an effective counselor/discipler,
• He will be a team builder and lead the pastoral staff,
• He will support Baptistic values (as noted in SCBC Bylaws),
• He will effectively supervise church staff along with the chairman of the elders,
• He will shepherd the flock by loving, guiding, and interconnecting with the flock,
• He will plan for serving a long term at SCBC,
• He will exhibit a love for God, His Word, and His people.

Interested candidates should be prepared to provide audio (video if available) recordings and notes of three recent and consecutive sermons or messages (web page links to specific messages are acceptable).

If you feel that you meet these qualifications, please start the application process by sending your resume to John Dennis at   Upon mutual interests, additional materials including a church profile, more detailed information on pastoral duties, and articles of faith will be sent to you.

Please view the PDF below to learn more about our Senior Pastoral Search. The document contains a church profile, our Articles & Bylaws, and details on the overall process.

Download the document here.