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CHURCH: Non-Denominational
SIZE: 250-300 (Sunday gathering adult attendance)
LOCATION: Monterey, CA
SALARY: Competitive Salary and Benefit Package



  • Teaching Pastor’s (TP) first responsibility is to his own personal spiritual formation through prayer, God’s Word, spiritual practices and community.
  • TP and XP serve as the Lead Pastors of Monterey Church. TP will co-lead and work collaboratively with the Executive Pastor (XP) for the overall serving, leading, vision-casting and shepherding of Monterey Church, pursuant to the mission and vision as articulated by the Board of Elders.
  • One of TP’s primary roles is to serve and lead the body as the primary teacher of God’s Word. This includes teaching at the: Sunday Gathering, weekly Online Gathering (filming message in advance), Special Gatherings during Lenten and Advent seasons, and various outreach events, etc. TP will work collaboratively with Worship Pastor and XP for the planning and creativity of all gatherings including message topics/series, sacraments, order of service, etc.
  • TP will lead and administer the sacraments of baptism, communion, child dedication, marriage, celebration of life, etc. as needed.
  • TP will equip and empower others who have the gift of teaching/preaching.  
  • TP may also be asked to provide pastoral care, counseling and engage other ministries such as Young Adults, Missions, and other ministries per TP’s unique gifting and availability.


  • Genuine love for Jesus and people.
  • Passionate about reading, studying, meditating, praying and teaching God’s Word.
  • Ability to exegete Scripture and make applicable to people of all ages and stages of faith.
  • Fully embrace Monterey Church’s mission, statement of faith (Nicene Creed), values and discipleship model.
  • Comfortable working and leading in a cooperative, collaborative team leadership style.
  • Ability to embrace innovation and creativity while adapting to growth and change.
  • Desire to live and work in Monterey County long-term.


  • Minimum of 3 years in pastoral ministry experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required. M.Div. or equivalent graduate level or seminary degree preferred.
  • Love for the city of Monterey and surrounding areas in Monterey County.
  • Developed set of spiritual practices (Rule of Life) including a passion for prayer and community.
  • Heart for reaching, equipping and empowering the next generation. 
  • Proven track record of effective leadership, leader development, good judgment, and a history of being above reproach in character.


Monterey Church is a multi-generational, multiethnic movement of Jesus followers that are committed to growing to live and love like Jesus, while leading other to do the same. We believe that we grow as disciples when, by the power of Holy Spirit, we are regularly incorporating God’s Word, community and spiritual practices into our daily rhythms.

While we gather regularly in the heart of Downtown Monterey, California, our mission is to go and make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20) in our neighborhoods, city, country and internationally as the Lord leads us.  

Founded in 2006, Monterey Church has had the unique opportunity to equip and empower thousands of people who live in the area, and those who have come to and through our city due to military assignments (Naval Postgraduate School, Defense Language Institute), college (CSUMB, MIIS, MPC, etc.) and tourism.  

Monterey Church has partnered with churches and ministries internationally, including close relational partnerships in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Oaugadougou, Burkina Faso and Tecate, Mexico. We have also seen God use our online music and media ministries to reach people in over a 130 different countries around the world.

As the Lord is willing, we are committed to continuing to introduce more people to our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, and to equip and empower more people to grow as disciples, to go and make disciples and even plant churches as the Spirit leads!


We believe that Monterey Church is best led with multiple leaders and good systems of accountability, which is consistent with the New Testament principles of church leadership that emphasized plurality.

Our Elder Board is a team of volunteers who provide spiritual oversight, direction, and leadership for the church. They entrust the implementation of that direction to the staff and ministry leaders under the leadership of the Lead Pastors.

The Lead Pastors are currently the Teaching Pastor and the Executive Pastor. This shared, collaborative approach to leadership allows each pastor to flourish within his particular gifting, promotes health of both the pastors and the body, and is more effective in furthering Monterey’s Church’s mission (“The Great Commission”).

Although our Leadership Team (Lead Pastors and staff) meets weekly at our office for an in-person meeting, and are in regular contact with one another throughout the week, each member determines their own work schedule and work location preferences (office or remote). Observing a Sabbath is required.

Our current Teaching Pastor is in good standing with the church, staff, and elders and has been a blessing to our body for almost 10 years. After a season of thoughtful and prayerful consideration, he and his wife are feeling called to return to the East Coast where both of their families are located. The Board of Elders have approved a transition plan involving a shift from his primary role of teaching once a new Teaching Pastor is hired. This transition period would ideally begin July 2023.


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