To apply, please email with your cover letter, resume, and testimony of faith.


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Role Focus: Lead Pastor

Location: Abbotsford, BC

Reports to: Leadership Board

Position type: Permanent Full-Time

Church Size: Medium


Church Overview

King Road MB Church is a multi-generational and multilingual church committed to fulfilling the Great Commission: internally, locally, and world-wide. We have a good, unified leadership Board with vision and passion for King Road and for outreach. The heart of the leadership is to equip the church for evangelism and discipleship.


Position Overview

The Lead Pastor provides leadership to the pastoral team and ministries through and in support of the overall vision, mission, and purpose of King Road Church.

His leadership focuses on equipping, resourcing and supporting the pastoral team and ministries as they serve God and His church.


Lead Pastor Role Directives


Character – The Lead Pastor of King Road Church will…

  1. Demonstrate a clear testimony of faith and a passionate devotion to Christ and His church.
  2. Exemplify the biblical leadership qualities of a leader/overseer found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-5.
  3. Maintain a good devotional life of worship, prayer, and personal study of God’s Word resulting in a deepening spirituality and relationship with Christ.
  4. Live out and teach a lifestyle of adherence to biblical standards of morality, ethics, and the fruit of the Spirit.
  5. Accomplish his responsibilities as a shepherd of God’s flock with a spirit of humility, compassion, wisdom, honesty, integrity, and unity as a servant-leader.
  6. Possess good interpersonal skills, being able to relate to all age groups, keep confidences, and the ability to share his ministry with Associate Pastors and/or leaders as part of a ministry team.


Qualifications – The Lead Pastor of King Road Church will…

  1. Fulfill the biblical qualifications of I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  2. Be able to minister in accordance with the King Road Constitution, By Laws, Purpose/Mission and structure.
  3. Have significant pastoral and preaching experience.
  4. Possess the ability to preach clear, engaging, God-honoring, Gospel-centered biblical expositions with relevant application to all age groups.
  5. Have a proven track record of committed, compassionate, and effective pastoral oversight.
  6. Have competent leadership skills.


Responsibilities – The Lead Pastor of King Road Church will… 

  1. Lead the pastoral team.
  2. Preach God’s Word at worship services and events of the church.
  3. Teach the Scriptures as part of the church’s ministry.
  4. Identify, motivate, mentor, equip, train, and oversee staff, and volunteers for ministry in the church.
  5. Provide, facilitate, and organize pastoral care for all within the church.
  6. Participate in on-going education and training opportunities that will enhance his ministerial understanding and ability.
  7. Model and encourage prayer in the church.
  8. Administer the ceremonies and biblical ordinances of the church.
  9. Provide counseling in a safe and non-intimate setting, being aware of his limitations and referring to professionals when necessary.
  10. Work under the direction of the leadership Board.


Education & Experience:

  • Have a suitable degree (graduate preferred)
  • Have previous pastoral/church ministry experience (8-10 years preferred)
  • Be aware of own gifts, temperament, strengths and weaknesses, and utilize these gifts for God’s honor.
  • Lead by example.
  • Have a sense of humor.
  • Be creative and adaptable.


Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Relates well with different cultures (it is not required to know the German language to serve in this position, but an appreciation for other languages and cultures is essential) and generations
  • Ability to develop meaningful mentoring relationships
  • Passionate to lead the church in evangelism and discipleship
  • Able to motivate and inspire
  • Appropriately open and transparent
  • Team-oriented


To apply, please email with your cover letter, resume, and testimony of faith. 


Other Information: 

King Road Church is a part of the Mennonite Brethren family of churches. To that end, agreement with the MB Confession of Faith is required, as well as the commitment to becoming credentialed by our provincial denominational office. Put a different way, theology matters. Additionally, we require successful applicants to become members of King Road Church; this provides a more formal mutual accountability relationship. The successful candidate will be required to complete a vulnerable sector search.