The Executive Pastor, Administration, serves as the administrative and financial leader of First Baptist Church of San Antonio (the Church). The Executive Pastor is responsible for managing administrative and ministry support services, finances, financial reporting, and operations of the Church. The Executive Pastor reports to the Senior Pastor and serves on the Executive Leadership Team.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Executive Pastor has the responsibility and authority, in consultation with the Senior Pastor and the Executive Pastor, Ministry, to set direction and strategy to promote the mission, vision, and values of the Church for support ministries in their service to the Church and the community.
Executive Leadership Team (Senior Pastor and Executive Pastors, Administration & Ministry)
Promote the mission, vision, and values of the Church.
Coordinate the development, adoption, and implementation of planning processes.
Coordinate development of the annual Ministry Plan (budget) to promote ministry effectiveness through the provision of Church resources.
Oversee and direct the administrative processes of the Church, such as risk management; employee benefits and administration, and; tax, property, and legal issues.
Coordinate relations and activities with insurance carriers and agents, and implement risk management programs at the Church.
Coordinate the development and maintenance of policies and procedures with applicable administrative committees.
Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Trustees.
Oversee the acquisition, implementation, and operation of information and communication systems, equipment, and software applications, in a networked environment.
Manage relationships with technology support and service providers.
Oversee and direct the accounting and financial reporting processes, including contributions and other revenues, expenses, capital expenditures, budgets, and capital campaign activity, to ensure the adequacy of internal controls and reliability of financial information.
Coordinate the development of the annual Ministry Plan (budget) in conjunction with the Ministry and Executive Leadership Teams, and the Finance Committee. Monitor Ministry Plan activity to ensure the responsible stewardship of financial resources.
Manage investment activity and results, and cash flow.
Coordinate the annual independent audit process.
Develop financing programs and maintain lender relationships.
Coordinate the development and maintenance of business and financial policies and procedures.
Serve as staff liaison to the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors of First Baptist Church of San Antonio Foundation, Inc.
Facilities and Campus Operations
Manage the planning process to address ministry needs, asset replacement, long-term maintenance, sustainability initiatives, and the responsible stewardship of property and facilities.
Manage the planning, budgeting, and acquisition processes for Building Fund and other capital projects and expenditures.
Serve as staff liaison to the Building & Property Committee.
Oversee the administration of employee benefit programs. Monitor the cost-effectiveness and quality of provider services and marketplace trends; recommend program changes as warranted.
Assist the Senior Pastor and staff in recruitment and hiring processes; promote effective service through the provision of requisite workspace and equipment.
Oversee and direct the provision of new employee orientation services and staff training programs.
Provide budgetary and advisory support to the Personnel Committee and the Senior Pastor, including benchmark studies of compensation and benefits.
Coordinate the development and maintenance of personnel policies and procedures.
Experience, Education, and Certification
At least ten years of experience with increasing responsibility in finance and complex administrative operations, plus experience in a senior management capacity.
Bachelor's degree required in business, accounting, finance, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
Certified Public Accountant preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude
Spiritual maturity, a clear calling to ministry, and a love of God and His people.
Active member and participant in the life of the Church.
Demonstrated record of effective leadership and integrity.
Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of nonprofit accounting and budgeting.
Exemplary leadership and managerial skills, with the heart of a servant.
Effective relational and communication skills.
Life-long commitment to learning and personal development, and the personal growth and professional development of staff members.
Experienced in human resources administration; knowledgeable in applicable law.
Knowledgeable in asset and risk management, including real estate.
Knowledgeable in church administrative practices, policies, and procedures.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education, certifications, and experience.
About First Baptist Church of San Antonio
First Baptist Church of San Antonio (FBCSA) is a 155-year old church located in downtown San Antonio, Texas. This New Testament church has deep roots in the community and a long history of vibrant life and service. In recent years, the church has experienced steady growth in attendance and enthusiasm. Families, children, youth, college, single adults, senior adult, and young marrieds are all a part of a strong, caring, joyful congregation.
The church offers a broad range of services to members and the community at large. Sunday offers three morning worship services in English (traditional and contemporary), another in Spanish, and four others (International congregations from East Asia). The Sunday 11 AM service is broadcast live on KSAT-12 television with a viewership of approximately 30,000. This is in addition to a Sunday Morning Bible Study opportunity at 9:30 AM. Besides Sunday activities, the church offers many weekday activities, support groups, and age-group ministries.
FBCSA stands out in the way it teaches the Bible. Youth and adults focus on the same scripture passage. Members are urged to study in preparation for Sunday services. In our Sunday Morning Bible Study ...the passage is examined fully with opportunity for discussion. The worship service offers a second look at the passage with a deepening understanding of its application. Finally, small groups gather weekly (Circles of Six) for encouragement and a commitment to make the passage a part of our everyday lives. Part of the joy of FBCSA is our commitment to Bible study!
FBCSSA is known for its mission outreach and community service. Regular opportunities to serve the poor, the at-risk, the hurting are a part of the church’s DNA. We are also well-known for musical excellence. Choral performance and instrumental excellence are synonymous with FBCSA.
The pastors and people of FBCSA believe that God has placed us downtown (with members who travel from all parts of the city) for the purpose of bringing glory to Himself. We are enthusiastic about the days ahead and invite you to come and see for yourself that “New Life. Historic Faith” is a true description of this vibrant family at this exciting time.