Why We Love This Opportunity:
At Frisco First Baptist Church, the Executive Pastor role is an exciting opportunity to collaboratively create and execute a dynamic vision with a healthy team in a thriving community. Frisco First is praying for an Executive Pastor to help them craft and hone a vision, sense and create a healthy culture, and help the church take the next step of Kingdom impact in Frisco. Pastor Chuck Martin is an exceptional relational and collaborative leader looking for a long-term ministry partner to lead Frisco First into the future. This is an opportunity to serve on a healthy team in one of the best places to live in the country at a church primed for growth.
Frisco First Baptist Church was founded as a Southern Baptist Church in 1902 when Frisco was a town that felt very distant from Dallas. Today, Frisco is a thriving north Dallas suburb of over 200,000 that is bursting with growth. Frisco First (around 1500 pre-COVID) is in the geographic heart of this incredible city and is brimming with potential.
This is not a typical “old southern baptist FBC.” Rather, Frisco First is known in the community to be genuine, authentic, and real. They strive to have an outward focus and are active in serving the community. The student ministry is one of the most vibrant we have encountered, and the passion for people is palpable in both the staff and congregation. Somehow, Frisco First retains that “small church” feel. There is a connectedness to this church, where family relationships matter. Frisco First loves people and has the desire to grow in ministry effectiveness each week. They hold high the values of discipleship, the gospel, and serving the community. Post-COVID, Frisco First is at an inflection point. They are in a season of reset, realignment, and regrouping. The potential and vision are enormous.
Frisco First is seeking an experienced Executive Pastor to work with the Senior Pastor and the Creative Arts Minister to craft a vision and execute it with gentleness and effectiveness. The Executive Pastor must be a terrific strategic thinker and team builder. They will have the opportunity to lead with boldness, manage confidently, and build a healthy culture. They will have an eye for excellence, be adept in removing obstacles, and willing to make difficult decisions. The Executive Pastor will be a hands-on Discipleship leader, including Lifegroups, recruiting and training leaders, and developing an effective discipleship strategy.
Finally, the Executive Pastor will lead administrative areas, including finance, facility, and ministry calendaring. Frisco First needs someone to see the broad financial picture (not a CPA) and lead budgeting and resource allocation exercises. The successful candidate must be comfortable with building projects, capital campaigns, and master planning. This person must run the business of the church with excellence and integrity.
The Executive Pastor will be the primary manager for most staff, including Christian Education, Life Groups, Administration, and Life Stage Ministries. They are peers with the Creative Arts Director, who also reports to the Senior Pastor.