Senior Pastor, Ridgecrest, CA


Grace Lutheran Church, Ridgecrest, CA, an active, community oriented, family church of 250+ members is actively seeking a full time Senior Pastor with both leadership and nurturing characteristics to shepherd and support an established congregation of 60+ years in a thriving Southern Sierra, CA community. The congregation is made up of multi-denominational backgrounds along with traditional Lutherans which mirrors our community with members in every age group. After faithfully serving our congregation for 18 years, Pastor Mark Rowland retired from full time service on July 1st. The community is highly educated and widely traveled, yet small enough to be a friendly, welcoming place. Only minutes from a myriad of outdoor recreational activities in the high desert of California and numerous portals to the Sierras, it’s big enough to meet all life needs with the added benefits of metropolitan services being a short drive away. Grace Lutheran Church, Ridgecrest, CA, shares its central mission and purpose with all Christian churches: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19 We carry out Jesus' Great Commission in many ways, as individuals and as a congregation. Grace's organizational structure is based on four specific aspects of the Great Commission: WELCOME all people, making disciples of one another so that the spiritual growth we experience here impacts our daily lives; NURTURING our faith and one another in times of joy and plenty, and in times of need and difficulty; EQUIPPING each, to serve those beyond our congregation, making available to them God's Word and our resources and actions on their behalf and; SHARING Jesus Christ, by properly managing the gifts of time, talents and treasures our Lord has entrusted to us. As the Body of Christ we believe the Holy Spirit provides us with all the gifts we need to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Solid support staff is in place consisting of: • Worship/Music Director • Middle School and High School Youth Directors • Office Administrative Support • Stephen Ministers The Senior Pastor will have an opportunity to work with the council and congregation in shaping the staff support that best matches and balances the leadership team at Grace. Interested Pastors should forward your contact information along with a resume and cover letter. A complete application packet will be available after the call committee prayerfully determines which resumes seem to best match the needs and desires of GLC, as we seek God’s Will.


Grace Lutheran Church
Mike Brown
502 N. Norma St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Phone: 714-225-3773