We are seeking to hire a full-time Youth Pastor to oversee our youth ministry and to serve as a pastor in our church.

Apply For This Position

  • Research our church and community to see if you think this will be a good fit for you and your family.
  • Pray about joining the pastoral staff of our church with your family.
  • Email the following items to byron@huntingtonfbc.org
    1. Resume
    2. Link to one of your teaching videos/audio recordings (sermon, Bible Study, etc.)
    3. Picture of you and/or your family
    4. Completed Application for Employement (found below)


Our Youth Pastor will have the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee the ministry to youth (6th – 12th grades)
    • Create and equip a team of Youth Ministry Volunteers to serve alongside.
    • Lead & direct the weekly programs for youth: Wednesday Night Youth Worship and Sunday Morning Life Groups.
    • Plan special events to help create spiritual milestones. (Disciple Now, Youth Camp, Youth Mission Trip)
    • Reach out to unchurched youth to engage them with the gospel.
    • Engage in the extra-curricular activities of youth and their families.
    • Develop and oversee the youth budget. The average youth budget over the last 5 years has been $16,500.
  • Assist in other pastoral ministries and church activities
    • As you have gifting and passion that matches where the church has needs, we want you to lead and pastor in other ways in our church. This may be in missions, outreach, administration, communication, technology, worship, discipleship, teaching, or senior adults. Your primary job is youth, but on a church staff our size, we need our full-time pastors to serve the whole church in various ways.
    • Be available for general pastoral duties like weddings, funerals, counseling, hospital visits, and more.
    • Support the Children & Nursery Directors in their jobs.

Expectation of Skills & Character

These are the skills and characteristics we are looking for in the Youth Pastor at HFBC.

  • Education & Experience
    • EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree. Desire to complete theological education.
    • EXPERIENCE: Experience in Youth Ministry or other Pastoral Ministry.
  • Character
    • LEAD FAITHFULLY: This man should exhibit all the characteristics given in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. As a pastor serving our church, God will give you a role of influence and will make you an example. We expect you to live a lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders.
    • LOVE GOD: We expect you to be growing in your knowledge and love for God. We expect you to be investing in your relationship with God so that you can lead from a place of health.
    • LOVE OTHERS: We expect you to have an attitude of helpfulness, humility, and love towards staff, church members, and the community. Pastors are under-shepherds who are called to love and serve the body of Christ like the Good Shepherd loves and serves us.
    • WORK HARD: We expect you to cultivate a hard work ethic. Leaders are meant to lead by example, so we expect you to work hard and do all things with excellence.
    • SHOW GRACE: We expect you to strive for unity with staff and church members. We are called to forgive in the same way we have been forgiven. We are called to reconcile as far as it depends on us.
  • Skills
    • TEACHING: Biblically, pastors are men who have the ability to teach. He must be gifted in communicating the truth of God’s Word to people in a way they can understand and will want to live out.
    • LEADERSHIP: This pastor needs to be sure of his calling, take initiative in that, and be intentional with his time and words. We want someone who in his pursuit of God invites others to join alongside him.
    • ADMINISTRATION: We expect this pastor to be professional in organizing and shepherding the people under his care. This requires organization, communication and professionalism.
    • COMMUNICATION: Pastors must be able to communicate both God’s Word and church vision to employees and volunteer teams. We need someone who is not solely doing the work of ministry, but is equipping others for the work of ministry.
  • Other Expectations
    • IMPACT: We are looking for someone who wants to stay and invest in our church. This position will provide an opportunity to make a lasting spiritual impact on students and families.
    • LONGEVITY: We don’t view this job as a stepping stone, but as a long term ministry opportunity in our church.

Who is Huntington First Baptist Church?

  • Mission: We exist to connect the disconnected to Christ, His Church, and His cause.
    • We are a church who wants to reach the 8,000+ people who call Huntington, Texas home with the good news of the gospel. We live in a culturally-Christian context, however a vast majority of people are not connected to a church or God’s mission.
    • We are a well established church in Huntington for 120+ years. You can read some of our church history here. In August of 2022 we hired a new Senior Pastor, Byron Smith. Previously, Darryl Smith had served as Senior Pastor for 23 years.
    • We have a servant-hearted membership who is eager to continue ministry to children and youth in our church and community.
  • Size & Demographics
    • In 2024, we are averaging 260 people in our worship gathering. For Life Groups, we are averaging 175 people. This is an area of growth for us. We want to see more people connected in small groups and discipleship.
    • We are a multi-generational church family that resembles our community in terms of demographics.
  • Children & Youth
    • For Sunday Morning Life Groups, we have about 25 students between Middle School and High School.
    • Our Wednesday Night Programs are the main weekly ministry for K-12th. We average 175 people on Wednesdays including adult volunteers.
      • Youth (6th-12th) (50+ students, 10 adults)
      • HFBC Kids (K-5th) (75+ students, 25 adults)
      • Nursery (8 students, 2 adults)
    • Our Youth typically participate in these spiritual milestone events each year:
      • Youth Camp
      • Youth Mission Trip
      • Disciple Now
  • Other Church Ministries
    • We have Discipleship Groups that meet during the school year to help disciple our adults.
    • We have Men’s & Women’s Bible Studies on Tuesday nights to increase biblical literacy, grow community and bridge some generational gaps.
    • We have a quarterly gathering of Married Couples who invest in their marriages called Grace Marriage.
    • We have an active Food Ministry that serves our community weekly and monthly by distributing food and the gospel.
    • We have a weekly ministry to those affected by drugs & alcohol called Most Excellent Way.
    • We are seeking to reach an unreached people group in West Africa by taking a few trips per year and mobilizing Africans year-round.
    • We are sending people to the Texas/Mexico Border to do ministry a few times per year. We want to increase our local/regional adult missions involvement in the coming years.
  • Church Leadership
  • Church Budget
  • Salary Expectation
    • We will communicate with qualified applicants about salary & other benefits as the interview process progresses. If you have questions, you can reach out to our Senior Pastor, Byron Smith. (byron@huntingtonfbc.org)
  • Worship
    • If you want to get a feel for what the worship at our church is like, you can watch any of our recent live stream videos.
  • Sermons