Huntington Beach, CA

Calvary Baptist Church

Position open:

Lead Pastor


Calvary Baptist Church was planted in 1964 by a group of faithful Christians committed to
bringing Christ to Huntington Beach. The church experienced great growth in the early
years as many people moved to the area and the Jesus Movement was born on the streets
of Huntington Beach. Today, the church is about 225 adult members with a growing number
of young couples. The church is committed to developing devoted followers of Jesus –
those who are a part of CBCHB, and through them the lost and unchurched with whom they
have contact. We work to make sure every girl and boy, man and woman in HB have
multiple opportunities to hear the gospel through our relationship with 8-12 other local
churches. We are active in gospel works in our world through missionary partners.

The church is looking for a gifted and dynamic Lead Teaching pastor who will take up the
baton from the pastor who has shepherded the church for 32 years and will lead her into the
next season of equipping the believers to make disciples of all people.


Huntington Beach, California, aka ‘Surf City’, is the quintessential beach town. Main Street
has a vibrant nightlife and an active surf culture. HB feels like a small town in spite of the
fact that it is a community of 201,000 people. The population is holding steady, with a
median age of 42.5 years. Ethnically we are: White – 61.3%, Hispanic 19.1%, Asian – 12.9%,
Black 1.4%. Huntington Beach is in Orange County (3.2 million) which is located just south of
LA County (14 million). The people of the OC tend to be affluent and culturally influential
and thus do not see a need for God. Church is generally seen as an unnecessary social
construct of the past. There is a healthy collaboration of churches in the city which has
cultivated a good relationship with the city leadership so that they now look to us for help
with the homeless and other projects. These churches hold a joint Sunrise Service at the
pier each Easter with the city’s cooperation.



Loves Jesus and exhibits the characteristics of biblical eldership in 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1Peter 5


10+ years of leadership experience - Some secular work environments and at least 4 years on pastoral staff


M.Div. or equivalent preferred


Demonstrates significant and relevant experience in raising up and equipping leaders who also do the same (2 Timothy 2:2)


Values cross-cultural ministry, with experience preferred


Someone who is married with children and will fit in with our young families

Ideal Candidate


A collaborative leader who will work with the elders, lead the pastoral staff and ministry leaders


Demonstrates a desire and proven ability to personally evangelize/disciple people


Leads with the elders to strategically make disciples of all people


Is a faithful, passionate, compelling expositor and communicator of the Scriptures


Values congregational participation in worship


Desires to work with other like-minded local church lead pastors


Is comfortable stepping into an established culture, learning it, and leading future growth and influence


Has the right combination of ambition and humility to help the church turn the corner into the future

Interested in Calvary Baptist Church?