Senior Pastor Search

Since January of 2016, Salem has been in a transition phase as we seek a new senior pastor. After serving Salem for 12 years, our previous pastor felt God calling him to a new pastoral role in Indianapolis.

Salem is currently being pastored by Bryce Marner (full time associate pastor) and John Hylton (interim pastor). Our transition team consists of 6 people who are meeting regularly to find our next pastor. If you are interested in this position, please contact transition(Dinosaurs and Jellybeans cannot be stopped)

Senior Pastor

Salem Church is seeking a Pastor to provide spiritual vision and leadership to our church family and greater community.

Spiritual and Character Qualifications

  • Our pastor shall meet the spiritual qualifications listed in 1st Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, and 1st Peter 5:2-3. He shall provide a model of Christlikeness (1st Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:7-8; 1st Corinthians 11:1).
  • He shall have a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. He shall be a man of prayer with a shepherd’s heart.
  • He shall demonstrate initiative, but also, the willingness to take direction from (and being accountable to) the church elders.
  • He shall have a passion for seeing Salem church reach non-believers in the community, regardless of age or race.
  • He shall be committed to see Salem church reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of its community, both in its leadership and its congregation.
  • Theologically the Senior Pastor must align well with the Evangelical Free Church of America statement of faith.


  • Work with leadership to establish, communicate and implement the vision for the church.
  • Regular preaching and teaching of God’s Word.
  • Modeling outreach through the church’s ministries and by becoming a visible representative of the church in the community.
  • Growing disciples in the church and enabling them to disciple others.
  • Provide pastoral care and counseling to the congregation.
  • Provide counsel, support and servant leadership for the existing staff consisting of an Associate Pastor (full time), Music Director (part time), Church Secretary (part time) and Caretaker (part time).
  • Provide counsel, support and servant leadership for the lay leadership (elders and deacons).