Full Time Senior Pastor

First Baptist Church (SBC/MBC) of New London, Mo. is looking for a FULL-TIME SENIOR PASTOR. Our church is located 8 mi south of Hannibal, Mo. and 110 mi north of Saint Louis, MO. New London is a town of around 974 people, is the seat of Ralls County with the total county population being around 10,200.  

Our congregation has an average weekly attendance of 132 people. The pastor we are seeking is to provide leadership for our congregation and be willing to make an investment in our church growth and in the community. He will agree with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, and will lead our church on the strong foundations of biblical authority. 

If you feel God is leading you to answer this call, please submit your resume via email :  ministryassistant@fbcnewlondon.com or to the following address : New London First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 488 New London, MO. 63459.

See below for further information regarding our church and community.

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Pastor Profile

As a pastor your job would consist of preaching and teaching the word of God, available office hours, guiding multiple ministries as well as managing and serving alongside existing staff and church volunteers, visiting with the elderly, making hospital/nursing home calls, counseling, performing marriages and funerals, as well as various other jobs.

Requirements :
➜Pastoral experience

➜Ordained and Licensed  

➜Adheres to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000

Potential candidate must provide: Two References, references must include name and telephone number. Proof of religious credentials (license/ordination). Provide all ministerial and/or pastoral experience. Name, address and telephone number of previous or current church affiliation. Final candidate must clear a background check. 

Community Profile

New London was platted in 1819. The community is named after the City of London, England. Today, the Ralls County Courthouse and Jail-Sheriff's House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Our quaint little town of New London, which is the county seat of Ralls,  is nestled between the Mississippi River and Mark Twain Lake, with plenty of outdoor activities at your fingertips. 

Our three main cities in Ralls County are New London, Center and Perry. 

The county’s public school system, Ralls County Elementary, Mark Twain Jr. High, and Mark Twain Senior High are located at the edge of Center.  The new elementary school was completed 4 year ago and upgrades are currently being made to the high school. In addition, there are multiple homeschooling groups. 

Near Perry is the birthplace of famous author Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain).  Just a short distance from Perry is hunting, fishing, boating, and other recreational activities at Mark Twain Lake and Clarence Cannon Dam.

Our close knit community offers multiple small town celebrations, each with their own unique twist. Living in a small community provides opportunities to be involved with others where we all feel like neighbors.

Ralls county has multiple thriving industries General Mills, Watlow, Continental Cement, Green America, Fastenal, as well as several Agri businesses and farming.

Eight miles north is Hannibal Mo. which offers plenty of shopping, dining, entertainment, and more. Hannibal industries include BASF, Spartan, Hannibal Clinic, Hannibal Hospital, and Hannibal Regional Medical Group,  

Church Profile

New London First Baptist Church strives to be “A Church Reaching Out To People”.  We agree with and have adopted the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 as our doctrinal  guide.  Our members serve the Lord, His church, and our community using many ministries and activities throughout the year that allow us to share the gospel.

We are a part of the Bethel Baptist association which includes 33 churches.   First Baptist Church in New London was organized in 1867.  The church building was completed in 1871.  During a period of renovation the church burned in March of 1954.  The new church was constructed across the street in our current location and the first service was held on January 9, 1955.  A new educational building was added in January, 1979.  The church, looking to the future with the increased membership and attendance in March, 1984, appointed a building and steering committee to study and submit plans for building a new sanctuary.  We started regular worship services in the new addition on September 4, 1988.  The church was debt-free at the completion of this project.

First Baptist celebrated its 150th year with a sesquicentennial celebration in 2017.

Each year our church hosts revival, Vacation Bible School, church camp out/picnic and talent show, trunk and treat, ladies retreat, men’s wild game supper and a Valentine banquet.  For the past two summers we’ve had a slow-pitch men’s softball team and a huge fan base to come out and cheer the guys on. 

During the summer our Bethel Baptist Association hosts children’s camp, day camp and youth camp in which our church participates.

We currently have Sunday morning Bible study/Sunday School, worship service, children's church and Sunday evening worship/Bible study with an average attendance of 132.   The Wednesday evening program “Thrive” is held during the 9 month school year and currently consists of a meal, adult Bible studies, youth group, Mission Friends, Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, and choir practice.  

WMU activities consist of  Ladies Bible study, funeral dinners for grieving families, Hearts of Love sewing group, and Operation Christmas Child.  The Baptist Men hold a monthly breakfast with guests speakers, and several men serve on the Fix-it-squad.  Both men and women from the church serve on the Missouri Disaster Relief Team.

Numerous fellowship and outreach activities take place throughout the year such as bowling parties, watch night/New Year’s Eve,  Super Bowl parties, and various types of class fellowships and service projects.  Other past outreach projects include community block parties, participation in the annual New London Park Days, The Power Team, Ralls County Crusade, monthly food distribution, the Strength Team, community Thanksgiving meal, and community fish fry.  

We as a church seek to serve the Lord and be a guiding light for our community by pointing the lost to Jesus so that we can continue to be “A Church Reaching Out To People”.