King’s Baptist Church as a community of faith and believers, exists to glorify God and seeks to be 
Life. Giving. Family in all that we do.

King’s Baptist Church is seeking to appoint a Lead Pastor in a fulltime capacity to lead the Church congregation both spiritually and organisationally in the vision of Life, Giving, Family.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity as the Church enters into a new season of life; one that will see the successful applicant provide leadership and visionary input across the whole King’s Community in partnership with King’s Baptist Grammar School, ensuring opportunities are created that fulfil the vision of doing life better, together. 


King’s Baptist Church has a rich history over almost 160 years. Originally established as Tea Tree Gully Baptist Church, the community has witnessed what God is capable of as we take small steps of faith. In the early 1980’s, the church founded what is now known as King’s Baptist Grammar School. Located in the leafy hills of Wynn Vale, the Church and School share not only a campus but a purpose of being:


A Jesus-centred Community that inspires hope by creating opportunities for people and families to do life better, together.


The Church is calling for applications from theologically trained individuals, with a sense of calling and commitment to this unique role within our community. The ideal candidate will:

-Have a strength and ability to lead with wisdom, compassion and integrity.
-Be an empowering and articulate communicator with the ability to engage creatively and faithfully with a diverse range of people.
-Have a warm, relational and approachable leadership style.
-Have the ability to develop and provide strategic leadership through vision discernment and change management.
-Be mature, emotionally secure, with a strong and growing faith in Jesus.
-Have strong preaching skills that encourage people to relate their faith to their daily lives.
-Have a demonstrated ability to equip and train others for ministry.
-Have a passion and ability to develop and maintain a strong, personal working partnership with the leaders of King’s Baptist Grammar School.
-Hold theological qualifications and credentials in order to obtain and maintain accreditation with Baptist Churches of South Australia.
-Experience with governance oversight of administrative leadership along with an ability to maintain meaningful connections with the local community will be highly desirable. 


The Lead Pastor role is a full-time position and includes flexible working arrangements and any additional hours as required. 


To express interest in this role and to view a full Church & Pastoral Profile please contact Rev Dr Melinda Cousins from Baptist Churches of SA on 0411 244 837 or via email at


Official applications should also be made to the moderator on the above details.  Applicants should provide a cover letter and a brief CV. 
The cover letter should:

- Be approximately 1 page long and addressed to the Pastoral Search Team, KBC.
- Include a personal response to the following:
      -Why are you interested in this Lead Pastor role?
      -What specific leadership strengths and personal attributes do you believe you will bring to our church community?
      - How do you meet the essential criteria?


Applications close Friday 22nd October 2021.