The Port Williams United Baptist Church in Port Williams, Nova Scotia, Canada is seeking a senior pastor! Though not an AWAB member, Port Williams is a proudly affirming, inclusive, and justice seeking church. For more information and to apply, contact search committee chair Barbara Rushton at or visit their website at Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2022 or until the position is filled.

Brief Job Description

This is a senior pastor role for a village church in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Important values that guide our life together as a congregation include open membership, open communication, community involvement, ecumenical co-operation, inclusion of children and youth, study, and growth in personal discipleship.  Worship has always been our central activity; at PWUBC we value both traditional worship and creative expression.

Overview of Church and Community

A comprehensive document is available upon request for prospective ministers who would like to inquire about this opportunity.

Roles and Responsibilities

Among these are preparing for and conducting Sunday services (and others as required), providing pastoral care and/or counselling to individuals, visiting with members of the congregation, working with youth leaders and Christian education committee to support the implementation of programs for youth and families.

Qualification and Education Requirements

Ordained and accredited by a recognized Baptist body, such as the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms, the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada or an acceptable equivalent crediting body. Candidates from other denominations may be considered with the understanding that they would lead us in a way that is consistent with Baptist identity, as espoused by PWUBC.

Preferred Traits and Skills

A person who is open, inviting and inclusive, who encourages our members to be involved. Someone who will make honest, authentic connections with congregants, and have a willingness to visit congregational members. Formal training or experience in any of the following areas would be an asset: preaching, worship leadership, youth and family ministry, pastoral care and counselling. A combination of relevant education and experience would also be considered.

Additional information

Candidates are asked to provide a detailed resume as well as a cover letter in which they describe how their education, relevant pastoral or other experiences make them a strong candidate for our position. Application deadline for prospective ministers is October 30, 2022 or until the position is filled. Candidates who are shortlisted may be required to provide references.

Contact information

To find out more about this opportunity please contact our PWUBC Search Committee Chair, Barbara Rushton, to receive electronic copies of the Brochure for Prospective Ministers and/or our Senior Minister Job Description