our search

In August of 2023, our Music Minister of the past five years announced his intention to retire at the end of 2023.

First Baptist Church of West Memphis, Arkansas is actively seeking a candidate to fill the position of Associate Pastor for Music Ministry. Our family firmly believes in the sovereignty of God, the inerrancy of His Word, and the free gift of salvation that He provides by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. The candidate should be a theologically sound, competent musician, who will use his talents to serve our multi-generational congregation and to support our Mission to Love God, Care for One Another, and Share the Gospel.

current responsibilities

  • Through prayerful planning with the pastor, select Christ-centered music to be used in leading the congregation in worship.
  • Prepare Media for worship services.
  • Emphasize strong congregational participation and choral or group music where the strength of the presentation is always emphasized as more important than the personality of the musicians.
  • Seek to relate and correlate music with the message of the worship hour using soloists, ensembles, etc.
  • Organize the potential music groups within the church to the highest possible level.
  • Enlist and train leaders and accompanists for the various music service groups.
  • Either direct or supervise the direction of all music groups.
  • Assist in special ministry opportunities:  Weddings, Funerals, Revival Meetings.
  • Maintain the music library utilizing a representative from all music groups so that they can help keep it in order as well as know what is available.
  • See that instruments are maintained, supplies obtained, and guide in the selection of new music to be purchased within budgeted limits.
  • Maintain weekly messages for podcast.
  • Create weekly announcement video/slideshow for preservice display, screens surrounding sanctuary, and screens in the FLC.
  • The Minister of Music must accept and carry out as promptly as possible all other duties as they may be assigned to him by the pastor.