Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, located in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, is now accepting applications for the position of Senior Pastor who is called by God to serve as the spiritual leader of the church.

Established in 1877, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church is known as a symbol of God’s love and His teachings as well as a leader in social justice by people around the world. Just one block from the Alabama State Capital, for 145 years, Dexter has been a place of worship and service. Dexter seeks a pastor who will lead the church to the fulfillment of its mission in accordance with the Bible, Church Mission and Church Covenant.

Pastoral Job Description:
General Description of Responsibilities

The Pastor is the spiritual leader of the church. He/she is responsible to the Lord and the church to primarily proclaim the gospel and teach the Bible. He/she is to be engaged in pastoral care, provide supervisory and administrative leadership in all areas of congregational care including paid and volunteer staff.

Pastoral Requirements and Responsibilities:

• Set as a guideline of personal behavior the standard required in I Timothy 3:1-7 and I Peter 5:1-4.

• Have strong and effective interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.

• Plan and conduct worship services: prepare and deliver sermons and lead observances of the church by-laws.

• Lead the church in an effective evangelism program and in a caring ministry for those in the church and the community.

• Lead an effective program of visiting all sick and shut-in members and prospects.

• Conduct counseling sessions.

• Conduct funerals and perform wedding ceremonies.

• In conjunction with the Deacon and Trustee Board, lead the church in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and evaluating all church programs and ministries.

• Cooperate with the local association, state convention, and national leadership in matters of mutual interest and concerns.

• Represent the church in civic and community matters.

• Act as moderator of the church business meeting (unless another leader is elected moderator, i.e., Deacon and/or Trustee Board member).

• Work with deacons, board of trustees, other church officers, and committees/auxiliaries as they perform their assigned responsibilities.

• Serve as administrator of the paid church staff; supervise the work of the ministerial staff, both volunteer and paid ministers and directors.

• Must be licensed and ordained.

• Education: A minimum of a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university. Experience in the Baptist doctrine with some experience in congregational leadership.

• Must possess the following attributes: personal relationship with God, integrity, passion, vision, servant leader, humility, fiscal responsibility, encourager, mentoring skills, peaceful, patient, a teacher, gentle, not quick tempered and demonstrated perseverance.

Salary & Benefits

Salary and fringe benefits negotiable.

Application Process

To apply, please complete and submit the application form HERE, and email a letter of interest and your resume to Nikki Tucker Davis, Pulpit Search Committee Chair, to Please indicate Dexter Pastor Search Application in the Subject Line of the email.

Information may also be mailed to Nikki Tucker Davis, Pulpit Search Committee Chair, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 455 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2023. No phone inquiries.