Thank you for your interest!
The FBC search committee is very thankful for your interest in our church! We appreciate the faithfulness of pastors like you. Our goal in our search is to find not the best or the brightest (although we're not opposed to that), but to find the best fit... the one the Lord is calling to us. This guide attempts to offer relevant information and a host of links to help you determine if our church and surrounding communities are a right fit for you and your family.
How to Apply
First Baptist Church of Greenhills is utilizing the Converge Placement Network to evaluate all pastoral candidates and will not review any resumes outside of this process. Candidates interested in our Lead Pastor position must fill out a CPN Profile as we will only evaluate those who match our profile.
There is a one-time $50 fee to cover testing instruments. This fee is tax-deductible as a job search cost. Once a profile is completed, candidates will be eligible to be matched with every Converge church across the country utilizing the CPN process. Thanks for your interest and we are praying for your search.
We are currently in a season of evaluating our mission and vision to provide us further clarity on the direction God is leading us. We will begin reviewing candidates after a period of intentional prayer.
About Our Church
Our church has long been focused on supporting the great commission (Matthew 28:16-20) by sponsoring missionaries to many different countries over the years. Missions are a strength of the church and were present from our beginning in 1958.
At First Baptist we practice tithing for the support of Christ's Body, the church as God commands in His Word. We recognize that giving is the Biblical standard and should be upheld as such. (Leviticus 26:30)
Statement of Faith
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, as it is in truth, the Word of God… (I Thessalonians 2:13). We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God’s preservation of His pure words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6-8). The Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; 7:14; Philippians 2:5-8; Galatians 4:4-5).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His finished work on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24, 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Person who reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).
The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image and is mindful of him, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every individual possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. (Psalm 8:4- 9; Colossians 3:9-11).
We believe that the clear message of salvation is “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21).
We believe that salvation is “by grace” plus nothing minus nothing. We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19)
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that eternal life is the present possession of every believer (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:4-5; Jude 1, 2).
We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age which began with Christ and the Apostles, was empowered at Pentecost, and will be caught up to be with Christ at the Rapture (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2).
We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11).
We recognize the ordinances of baptism by immersion in water and the Lord’s Supper as a Scriptural means of testimony for the Church in this age (Matthew. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42, 18:18; I Corinthians 11:23-26).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 29, 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13).
We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15).
Our congregation consists of approximately 150 people. We have a children's ministry consisting of kids from birth through elementary school. These ministries provide us with weekly opportunities on Sunday morning, Wednesday night and special events and occasions throughout the year. Our student ministry includes a Sunday School class, Sunday Night Youth Group and Wednesday nights. For adults, we have several ongoing Bible studies, prayer meetings and special fellowship activities.
As we seek our new pastor, we want to affirm the importance of a godly, Spirit-filled character as the foundation for the call and tasks of ministry. There is no substitute for a deep love for Christ and a commitment to the local body of Christ. We also affirm that the requirements for deacons as laid out in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9 apply to the position of pastor as well. We affirm the importance of each member in the Body of Christ -including the pastor- exercising their spiritual gifts. In addition to the Biblical requirements, we seek a man who understands the demands of ministry and models a balanced Christian life in regard to the needs of his wife and family, his personal well-being, and his spiritual life, to the glory of God.
Where we live, work, and go to school...
The people that make up our congregation generally live within a 10 mile radius surrounding the church. Most of us live in the Hamilton and Butler Counties. Each town is a little different, offering unique opportunities for families as well as being able to travel downtown by a 30 minute drive south for all that the city has to offer. Our school district is Winton Woods, but we have children in the surrounding districts and several homeschool families.
Greenhills is a national historic landmark which has a small shopping center and Winton Woods Lake. The community offers occasional events on the green space outside of the shopping center as well as at the municipal building and library. Greenhills, Ohio is a suburb just north of Cincinnati and was established during the Franklin D. Roosevelt era for returning WWII veterans. Our historical community is experiencing a rejuvenation due to the multi-cultural growth and is becoming more diverse every year.
Popular Places to Visit
Cincinnati, Ohio is a city that constantly punches above its weight with a rich history and plenty of attractions to keep your family busy. Home to several professional sports teams (Bengals, Reds, FC Cincinnati), numerous colleges, and much more. We've captured a few key attractions below.
Hamilton County offers seventeen parks with the closest being: