Director Search

Director of Missions Search

The South Central Baptist Area is prayerfully seeking a full time Director of Missions to provide leadership for our fellowship of 50 churches, making up the Gambrell and Gonzales Baptist Associations. The ideal candidate should have significant experience as a Senior Pastor, be supportive of the vision and values of the SCBA, and know that this is not just a job, it is a calling from the Lord. 

We will be accepting resumes from 6/1/23-7/31/23. 

Resumes can be mailed to: 

SCBA Director Search Team

P.O. Box 603

Gonzales, Texas 78629

Resumes can be emailed to:

Job Description

Job Description for Director of Missions

South Central Baptist Area: Gambrell & Gonzales Associations


The Director of Missions is a full-time employee of the South Central Baptist Area (SCBA) consisting of the Gambrell and Gonzales Associations. The Director of Missions reports to the Steering Committee of the SCBA.


Basic Function:


(1) To help the churches achieve their individual and cooperative objectives.

(2) To provide continuous program guidance in the Associations.




1.     An experienced man of God with a calling to Associational work.

2.     An understanding and affirmation of Southern Baptist principles, polity, and doctrine (Baptist Faith & Message).

3.     A servant leader with Christ-like character to accomplish God’s purposes with SCBA churches to the glory of God.

4.     A pastor’s heart for ministers and the churches they lead.

5.     A passion for the mission of the local church.




1.     Recommend objectives and goals to the Associations based on the needs of the churches and communities.

2.     Counsel regularly with Associational leaders to plan, coordinate, conduct, and evaluate programs needed to help the churches and communities, as guided by the vision and values of the SCBA.

3.     Help as needed in guiding individual congregations and correlate the work among all churches and communities.

4.     Counsel churches and pastors when necessary, during times of stress and assist pastorless churches as needed.

5.     Work cooperatively with State leadership to interpret, adapt, formulate, and initiate program resources to carry on selected ministries to help the churches.

6.     Work with Moderators and appropriate Associational leaders to screen and evaluate requests for various financial assistance through State programs.

7.     Serve as the Denominational coordinator and promoter for State Missions, the North American Mission Board, and the International Mission Board and other related Southern Baptist emphases.

8.     Serve as Denominational public relations officer with the general public and churches in matters concerning the understanding and welfare of the total program of work and cooperation.

9.     Concentrate on the work of the one or more Associations separately, and conduct Area wide meetings and activities only as the Associations deem it wise.

10.  Help leaders in the Associations identify possible areas for new churches or missions working with them to analyze needs and set strategies to begin new work.

11.  Accept other special assignments and duties as may be outlined by the Steering Committee or the Associational boards.

12.  Communicate regularly and personally with pastors and staff members on their various fields and be available to minister to them and the churches of both associations.

13. Be responsible for supervising all Associational employees.

Vision and Values

Our Vision

We are a fellowship of churches led by the Holy Spirit,

serving together to expand God’s kingdom

through encouraging one another,

equipping church leaders,

and establishing Great-Commission ministry partnerships,

all for the glory of God.

Our Values

Supporting Churches
Just as Christ supports His Church, we will support our local churches by offering care, counsel, and communication so that we may help our churches achieve the goals given to them by the Holy Spirit.
(1 Corinthians 3:9)

Sacrificial Service
Just as Christ gave His life for the Church, we choose to selflessly give our lives to build the kingdom by seeking opportunities to serve one another. (Romans 12:1; Ephesians 5:2)

Sustaining Trust
Just as Christ was above reproach, we commit ourselves to be trustworthy by living in uprightness, transparency, and excellence, holding one another accountable before
God and man.
(2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Peter 1:16)

Strengthening Fellowship
Just as Christ encourages us through fellowship, we will partner with Him to develop healthy relationships among pastors and church leaders by providing opportunities to know one another, celebrate together, share burdens and provide accountability as desired.
(1 John 1:5-7; Hebrews 10:19-25)

Sharpening Effectiveness
Just as Christ enables us to be effective in ministry through the Holy Spirit, we will work together to strengthen church staff and members by providing practical training and opportunities where different perspectives and ideas can be shared in order to make a difference in our churches, communities and for the Kingdom.
(John 14:12; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7)