Senior Pastor


Lakewood Evangelical Free Church

Baxter, MN USA

Lakewood Evangelical Free Church (Lakewood) is searching for its next Senior Pastor to lead Lakewood in our mission of “Reproducing Faithful Followers of Christ!” The Senior Pastor is charged with the oversight of all aspects of the ministry of Lakewood. As a visionary leader and shepherd, he is expected to develop and coach the staff as he serves the Lord Jesus Christ, and His church. He will provide leadership and direction in ministry areas that are consistent with and supportive of Lakewood’s core values and mission. The Senior Pastor position requires a Master’s level education, experience in a full-time pastoral role, and leadership of a multi-staff team.

Lakewood Church is located in Baxter, MN. Known as Minnesota’s Vacationland, the neighboring cities of Baxter and Brainerd are the economic center of the region. The Brainerd Lakes Area is nestled among the pines and lakes, and it has something for everyone. Containing 23,000 residents, Brainerd is in Central Minnesota, just over two hours from the Twin Cities, Duluth, and Fargo.

A detailed job description will be reviewed as part of the hiring process. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Preach and teach the Word of God
  • Lead our church in pursuit of its mission & core values
  • Lead pastors, directors, and staff in collaboration with Elder Board
  • Represent Lakewood before the community and denomination
  • Oversee and shepherd the congregation

For more information about Lakewood and how to apply for our Senior Pastor position, please visit our website at and select the “Senior Pastor Search” icon.

Handout: lakewood-opportunity-profile.pdf