5 Bridges Church is currently searching for a Lead Pastor. We are a growing, gospel-centered Southern Baptist church located in Panama City Beach, FL just a mile and a half from the gulf coast. At 5 Bridges, our mission is simple and straightforward: we exist to worship God, cultivate community, and engage the world for the glory of God. We are a multigenerational church that is both poised and primed for continued growth.

The Lead Pastor will successfully impact the ministry of the church in the following five key areas of ministry:

(1)    To “preach the Word” (2 Timothy 4:2), teaching, exhorting and refuting those who contradict (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:9-11).

(2)   To “shepherd the flock of God” (1 Peter 5:2), watching over each believer in the assembly (Hebrews 13:17), and giving leadership (1 Timothy 3:4-5; Titus 1:6).

(3)   To “be examples to the flock” (1 Peter 5:3), consistently modeling Christlike maturity before all men, especially believers (1 Timothy 4:11-12).

(4)   To “take care of the church of God” (1 Timothy 3:5), presiding over the local body as an overseer (superintendent) who loves God and His people (1 Peter 5:2).

(5)   To pray for the church – “the effective prayer of a righteous man” (James 5:14-15), “being devoted” (Col. 4:2) and doing so “without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).

Overview of Responsibilities:

-Lead the congregation, the organization, and the staff of the church to function as a gospel-centered church (Acts 2).

-Be the primary preacher and teacher on both Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. We highly value bold, gospel-centered expositional preaching.

-Oversee and provide organizational and shepherding oversight to 5 Bridges’ staff.

-Cast and implement gospel-centered vision for the church’s ministry and missions pursuits.


Preferred Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized seminary

5+ years of pastoral ministry experience

Currently in pastoral ministry

If God is leading you to be part of the consideration process, then please send a current resume and cover letter to pastorsearch@5bridges.church with the subject line “Pastor Search – (First & Last Name)”

Website: https://5bridges.church