Senior Pastor, who can work with three or more full-time staff


Central Pacific District C&MA

Lead Pastor We are looking for a lead pastor who senses the call of God to lead this congregation in its next season of growth and spiritual maturing, while increasing its local and global outreach. Our focus is on mission, family, and spiritual growth. The person God is preparing will be a visionary and collaborative team-builder who shepherds those teams and the church family to grow spiritually and to impact our circles of influence. The successful candidate will be a skilled and personable preacher with strong biblical knowledge, who can express biblical truth that can be applied in daily life. Cedars Church is a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. This church family was formed 4 � years ago by merging two existing congregations. This has created a new church, not simply the compilation of two congregations. The Cedars church family (200 people – in person and online estimate) is led by four fulltime staff, four parttime staff, and four elders. The home campus is located in Newark, CA, near the border of Newark and Fremont in Alameda County, which is part of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Cedars is also a church that has prioritized the planting of house churches in the Tri-cities area. Two house churches are currently serving with unique targeted focus. Tri-city Demographics: Newark, Fremont, Union City Population: 393,000 Asian: 44% Hispanic: 23% White: 22% Black: 5% Median home price: $998,000 The right leader will ideally possess the following traits, experience, and qualifications: • A strong Spirit-filled relationship with Jesus, marked by humility and a high level of personal integrity, with a deep commitment to living a life of thankful service to God. • At least five years of experience as a lead, associate, or campus pastor with regular teaching responsibilities and experience leading a staff. • Has demonstrated relationship building and calling beyond the local church family. • Demonstrated ability and passion to equip and challenge church members and staff. • Evidence of continuing personal growth. • A track record of community involvement, including collaboration with local, parachurch, and cross-cultural organizations. • A relational interpersonal communicator. • Licensed and ordained (or willing to become licensed and ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance) Please visit our website at for more information about our church. If you sense that your calling, gifts, and passion fit Cedars mission, vision, and unique location, please send a letter and your resume to our District Superintendent, Wayne Spriggs, If you have questions, please contact Interim Pastor, Doug Swinburne at


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