Opportunity for Part-Time Worship Leader

West Colonial Hills Baptist Church (1205 Kendrick Creek Rd, Kingsport, TN) seeks a lead worshiper who worships God “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23) and leads others to do the same. He must be a man of upstanding godly character (1 Timothy 3:2-10) who affirms the Baptist Faith and Message (http://www.sbc.net/bfm2000/), agrees with our church’s doctrinal statement (https://www.wchbc.org/statement-of-faith/), and demonstrates a close walk with Jesus Christ. He must be musically proficient, with a basic understanding of music theory, able to lead vocally with a praise band of other vocalists and instrumentalists. Ability to play a lead instrument (guitar or keyboard/piano) is a plus. Responsibilities include:

  • recruiting, scheduling, and leading vocalists and instrumentalists on the praise team
  • meeting periodically with the pastor to coordinate worship themes
  • planning weekly worship sets
  • preparing sheet music or chord sheets for all singers and musicians
  • scheduling and running praise team practices
  • preparing lyric slides for the weekly worship set
  • leading congregational worship through music intertwined with Scripture and reflection

We are an established Southern Baptist church, currently with two full time pastors (a senior pastor and a children’s pastor), a part-time interim youth/student leader, and a part-time secretary. We are a multi-generational congregation that worships with a beautiful variety of musical styles ranging from high energy pieces to intimate contemplative tunes, old hymns to modern hymns, dated choruses to contemporary songs. Our praise team currently includes a rotation of 4 vocalists, 2 pianists, 2 acoustic guitarists, a drummer, a bass guitarist, and a flutist. Our weekly worship services begin at 10:30am on Sunday (preceded by our LifeGroups at 9:15am). This worship leader position should require approximately 12-15 hours/week and will offer a salary of $14,000-$17,000 based on education and experience. Interested applicants should submit a resume to lbratton88@gmail.com.