Pastor Search

First Baptist Church of Strafford, Missouri is prayerfully seeking a FULL-TIME PASTOR.

Previous pastoral experience and Southern Baptist affiliation required. Seminary training preferred.

Please send resumes by March 15, 2022 to or mail to:

Pastor Search Committee
First Baptist Church of Strafford
PO Box 367
Strafford, MO 65757




About Our Community and Church:

Strafford, Missouri (2020 pop. 2,561) is a growing community, just minutes east of Springfield via Interstate 44 and historic Route 66. Strafford boasts a rich history (having just celebrated its 150th birthday in 2021), an outstanding school system, thriving economic development, safe and comfortable neighborhoods, and extensive community involvement.

First Baptist Church of Strafford, established in 1876, is a place where the love of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ bring broken but forgiven people together for Spirit-led worship, fellowship, discipleship, encouragement, and biblical teaching. We seek to carry out our vision of "Taking the Cross to the World" by Introducing people to Christ (John 1:40-42), Growing people in Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13), and Sending people for Christ (2 Corinthians 8:16-24). 

FBC Strafford has a heart for missions, both here at home and around the world. To that end, we are affiliated with the Greene County Baptist Association, the Missouri Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention. FBC subscribes to the Southern Baptist Convention's Baptist Faith and Message (2000) as our statement of faith.


Helpful Links:

Pastor Job Description (updated January 9, 2022)

FBC Strafford Facebook Page (includes service video archives)

City of Strafford

Strafford R-VI School District