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Executive Pastor of Salem Church

Salem Church
Staten Island, New York, United States

Date Posted: 04/13/2018
Categories: Executive Pastor
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Church Summary: Salem Church, a multi-ethnic and multi-generational church located in New York City's "Green Borough" is looking for an Executive Pastor to join our team as soon as possible. Salem Church's purpose is to Love God and Love People. This purpose motivates our mission to Impact the City and Change the World by Making Disciples and Multiplying Churches. We accomplish this mission as we Connect in Worship, Grow in Groups, Serve on Teams and Go... Feel free to get acquainted with Salem Church on the church website ( or Facebook page.


History: In 1905, John Lunde, a young Norwegian-speaking man with a heart for immigrants, began making friends with fellow Norwegians, the newest Americans seeking new life in the land of opportunity. Lunde led many to accept Christ, & with 8 others, settled on Staten Island to found the Norwegian Evangelical Free Church Mission, and eventually constructed the first sanctuary of Salem Church on Clove Road. Almost 115 years later, Salem Church is no longer “that Norwegian church on Clove Road,” but is seeing God change lives. The methods and demographics have changed, but the message is still the same. Today, 30-40 different cultures are represented at Salem and they reach new people every week. Salem is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). It has strategic partnerships with many Christian ministries and several local, national, and international faith-based organizations. The church has a strong desire to plant other churches and establish satellite campuses across Staten Island and into Brooklyn as well as New Jersey under the leadership of our Senior Pastor, John Welborn.


Snap Shot: Salem Church averages between 750 and 800 people each week over 3 worship services. Salem is involved with nearly 40 national and international missionaries and mission agencies. Salem has baptized between 50-80 people each year over the past 5 years. Salem Church currently has 16 staff members as well as multiple contract ministry relationships locally and nationally.


Job Description: In collaboration with the Senior Pastor, the Executive Pastor will provide leadership, quality control and management for the staff team to ensure strategic execution, missional alignment and overall efficiency for all aspects of Salem Church. This position requires the highest levels of leadership competency and personal character. He will be expected to have excellent team building abilities, as well as skills to maintain a high standard of excellence in all facets of Salem Church.


The primary responsibilities of the Executive Pastor includes, but are not limited to, providing strategic leadership, management and quality control in the following areas:

  • Staff Team
  • Human Resources
  • Finance Accountability & Administration
  • Strategic Ministry Planning
  • Representation of the Senior Pastor

Job Requirements: This position requires a candidate with an intimate, growing relationship with Jesus Christ and a clear understanding of the Gospel. Salem is looking for a person with impeccable ethical principles and a clear ability to lead others with unimpeachable integrity. The person in this position must exhibit humility, a teachable spirit and joyful submission to the leadership of the Salem Church Senior Pastor and Elder body. A bachelor's degree and minimum of 5 years full-time church executive leadership experience are required. This position requires both administrative and people skills in abundance. The right candidate for this position must be enthusiastic about moving his family (if applicable) to New York City with all of its opportunities and challenges, being prepared for long-range range service to Salem Church.


Staten Island: With coastline attractions, picturesque parks, and kid-friendly activities, Staten Island remains an unspoiled paradise in New York City. Staten Island lies in New York Harbor, south of Manhattan, and between New Jersey and Brooklyn. It is populated by almost half a million people is mostly residential but has some manufacturing services and trade-related businesses. With its surplus of charming neighborhoods, cultural institutions, authentic restaurants and natural reserves, Staten Island provides a scenic, daylong retreat from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Salem Church reaches people from all over the island and beyond. This historical, multicultural church family ministers in a fresh and timely fashion, effectively reaching people with the Gospel of Christ. The church is highly respected on the island and valued for its contributions to the life and vitality of the community.


Qualified candidates, please submit your resume with cover letter and references to