Trinity Baptist Church has a long history in Walla Walla. In fact, we celebrated 60 years in 2013. Our church body consists of at least one person who was a charter member of the church. We refer to ourselves as a “faith family,” and we have some families who have raised two and three generations here at Trinity, who continue to be involved in the church. Like every family, the decades have not been without difficulties, but those difficulties have only served to make the church body stronger and more committed to an accurate Biblical presence in the Walla Walla Valley. Trinity has a rich history of growing disciples and sending them out into full-time ministry. We also have a vibrant children’s and youth ministry, with much impact in our community. We have a passion for reaching our Valley with practical teaching and with faith that is lived out in our everyday lives. Trinity’s focus is not only on making disciples in our faith family, but in making a difference in our community. We are a church that is energized for the future. Our goal of gathering together as a unified body for Biblical teaching and then scattering into the community to live out Christ’s mission of disciple-making requires the direction of a like-minded, committed Lead Pastor. We seek the man that God has prepared for us for such a time as this. 


the Trinity Baptist Search team


Lead Pastor Job Description

Pastor Profile

The Lead Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Walla Walla provides leadership for the ministries conducted under the responsibilities assigned to Elders, Deacons and other Ministry leaders. His qualifications include those found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. The position is one of a leader among equals and functions by consensus to achieve the goals and vision of Trinity Baptist Church. “Moved by passion for God and compassion for people, we seek to meet people where they are and help them take the next step in becoming wholehearted followers of Jesus Christ.”

The Lead Pastor must agree to the “Statement of Faith” in the Trinity Constitution and the Covenant Agreement.  He will serve diligently with the congregation to be a Christ-like example in the community.



The Lead Pastor (Lead Elder) will lead individuals and groups within the congregation for the purpose of growing in their spiritual relationship with God and equipping them for service in the church and in the community. He will utilize or modify existing programs, develop new ministries and provide leadership to reach out to the unsaved in our community.


Primary Duties

Preaching Ministry 

He will provide biblically sourced preaching and teaching to accomplish the purpose listed above. Feeding God’s people through personal relationships, teaching and small group interactions is critical to the effective functioning of this position


As the Lead Elder, the Lead Pastor’s role is to serve on the Board as an equal contributor of ideas, providing scriptural insights and recommendations to the Board for action. He will develop leaders for the Board and provide encouragement for leaders to mentor and develop other leaders.

Worship Service 

The Lead Pastor will participate in the direction and content of the Sunday Worship Service.


He will work with the Elders, Deacons, and Trinity office staff to provide an effective and encouraging work environment.


He will review financial expenditures and maintain good stewardship of Trinity’s resources.

Lead Pastor Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors or higher degree in Bible or Theology from an accredited institution resulting in a thorough knowledge of scripture. Ability to present scripture during worship and teaching venues to edify believers and encourage a desire to know Jesus Christ in an ever-increasing manner for both unbelievers and believers alike.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of pastoral experience including supervision and management of multiple staff. Demonstrated ability to mentor leaders and leading unbelievers to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills by preaching God’s Word to engage multigenerational families and diverse cultures to create a unified body of believers.

  • Demonstrated care for the congregation by ministering to their needs by working alongside Elders and ministry leaders to facilitate healthy relationships, spiritual growth, and Christian values.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead in the development and implementation of the church vision through empowering Elders, Deacons and ministry leaders.

  • Demonstrated care for the local community in a meaningful way to demonstrate Jesus’s love for them through the church.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership resulting in significant spiritual maturity and healthy church growth.

  • Some Spanish language skills or demonstrated experience in cross-cultural relations.

  • Demonstrated a strong desire to teach believers and unbelievers through venues in addition to Sunday sermons, with classes, seminars and by other means.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary: $86,000 (health insurance and housing allowance included in this figure)

  • Retirement match: $6,500

  • Educational expenses: $1,200

  • Ministry expenses: $1,000

  • Cell phone and computer resources

  • Vacation and personal time off are negotiable

How to Apply

For our search process, we are partnering with Conservative Baptist Northwest to ensure that all applications are reviewed through the same criteria. For further instructions, please fill out your name and email address below.

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If any further questions, please contact Dr. Bill Jordan at 509-520-8069 or

More Information

We'd love to give you a complete picture of our town and our church. Below you'll find our most recent annual ministry report, a church & community profile, and a pastor profile that was created by a survey taken by our congregation.