Minister of Music and Worship

Job Description

First Baptist Church | Montgomery, AL 


The Minister of Music and Worship at First Baptist Church Montgomery is a senior ministerial staff position charged with leading the church in worship each week and utilizing the gifts and talents of the church to engage in worship. This individual will strive towards excellence in worship and guide the church towards meaningful worship each opportunity we have to gather. This position will be responsible to the Senior Pastor, while working in close collaboration with the Senior Pastor in regards to music and worship. 

I. Congregational and Staff Relationship:

A. Be a God-called person viewing their primary role as a minister of the gospel who consistently represents the love and light of Jesus Christ to everyone they encounter.

B. Exhibit care and concern for all ministries and programs of First Baptist Church, Montgomery.

C. Coordinate actions with other ministers and office staff as appropriate and as a cooperative and encouraging teammate.

II. Primary Responsibilities:

A. Pastorally engage those involved in the music ministry of the church to compassionately care, love, encourage, and disciple individuals as they follow Jesus.

B. Lead in the planning and executing of weekly worship services. Work in collaboration with the pastor to plan and implement services to engage the congregation in worship.

C. Provide leadership and support to the variety of music and worship opportunities our church offers. Lead the Sanctuary Choir, Senior High Youth Choir, and Reflections Ensemble, while providing support to the lay and staff leaders that lead children’s choirs, Junior High Choir, Joy Singers, handbells, orchestra, and other music ministry opportunities.

D. Supervise the entire work of the music ministry and oversee the work of the Music Ministry Assistant, Orchestra Director, Handbell Director, accompanists, music interns, and other music ministry staff. Aid in enlisting and training of volunteers and church members in music ministry.

E. Plan, lead, and execute The Living Christmas Tree and other special events, consistently finding ways to reach new people in our community with the gospel through music and utilizing the gifts of our church members.

F. Steward the music ministry of the church to ensure solid biblical foundations for worship, songs, and discipleship strategies through music.

G. Enlist and grow involvement from our church membership in the music ministry.

H. Find innovative ways to engage membership in utilizing their gifts, growing in their talents, and serving the Lord through music.

I. Plan and manage the music ministry budget.

J. Oversee purchase and maintenance of all music instruments used in the ministry.

K. Explore and implement music and worship initiatives amongst our church and membership.

L. When requested, be prepared to assist in funerals, weddings, and other special events as needed. 

III. Other Responsibilities:

A. Attend weekly church staff meetings and worship planning meetings. Attend the various meetings of the church committees and deacons as needed.

B. Model servant leadership.

C. Collaborate with the Pastor and Associate Pastors to plan and implement initiatives for the church.

D. Perform other duties as requested by the Pastor. 


By Email:

Mark Bethea, Senior Pastor

By Mail:

First Baptist Church Montgomery
Attn: Mark Bethea, Senior Pastor
305 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104