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Abyssinian Baptist Church

224 West Kinney Street

Newark, New Jersey 07103


Subject: Pastoral Vacancy Announcement


Dear Candidate:


Abyssinian Baptist Church of Newark, New Jersey is prayerfully seeking a pastor who is called by God and equipped to effectively preach and teach the Word of God. The candidate must be a licensed, ordained Baptist minister qualified to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Bible, to provide Christian leadership in all areas of the church and engage in pastoral care of the congregation. The candidate also must, be able to articulate a vision for the church that emphasizes spiritual growth, Christian education and development.


Pastoral Qualifications


All interested ministers who wish to be considered must meet the following requirements:


         ●  Must be a licensed and ordained Baptist minister duly ordained in accordance with the Christian Faith; And meets the biblical qualification of a P     

             Pastor, as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7; and Titus 1:5-9.


         ●  Must have a clear understanding of the Baptist Doctrine and THE Articles of Faith as well as being an effective communicator with the ability to                     teach sound doctrine and to preach effectively from the Holy Bible.

         ●   Must have effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

         ●   Must be proficient in the use of modern technology to enhance educational and outreach


         ●   Must be committed to further Biblical training.

         ●   Must be committed to and able to articulate and implement a vision for the church that emphasizes

              spiritual growth, membership development, Christian service and ongoing Christian Education


         ●   Must be willing to attend, support and encourage the membership to attend Associations,

              Conventions, Congresses and the State Convention for Biblical education that will enhance the church's existing ministries as well as establishing                  new ministries.

         ●    Must be able to work with youth as well as to promote and develop youth programs.

         ●    Must be able to provide spiritual base counseling in the areas of bereavement, marital, and other      

               various individual needs of the members.


Responsibilities of the Pastor (includes but not limited to):


         ●     Shall lead the membership and church staff to perform their tasks and lead the Pastoral ministries.

         ●     Shall work with the Deacon Ministry and staff to lead this church in the achievement of its

                mission,  proclaim the gospel to believers and nonbelievers and to care for this church members and other in the community,

         ●     The Pastor shall perform the duties inherent in the office of Pastor. It shall be the Pastor's duty to preach at the services of public worship, to                       oversee serving communions, conducting midweek services, Bible study and visiting the sick.

         ●      The Pastor's duties and responsibilities shall include officiating the ordination of ministerial candidates/deacons, baptism, officiating funeral                           services, wedding ceremonies (at the discretion of the family request and approval of the pastor).


If above requirements are met, please submit a complete candidate packet consisting of the following:


            1.  Cover Letter

            2.  Ministerial Resume

            3.  Secular Career Resume

                 Details regarding a ministry that you initiated within the church or community.  Details should include name of ministry, the impact of the                             ministry, who was affected, and if the ministry is still active.

            4.  Valid copy of ministerial license and ordination certificate

            5.  Must submit expected salary.


Submit completed packet to:

Attention: Deacon James Destin, Chairman of Deacon Ministry

Abyssinian Baptist Church

224 West Kinney Street

Newark, New Jersey 07103

Completed packets may also be emailed to


Candidates selected for final consideration will be notified and asked to provide additional information. Candidates must consent to a criminal background check, updated physical, drug screening test and credit and a financial history review (performed through an outside agency to ensure complete confidentially), to advance through the process.  All information presented will be treated as confidential.  Applications will be accepted until June 20,2022.


No phone calls please, travel expenses will not be reimbursed.



Deacon James Destin

Chairman of Deacons