Korean-American Ministry Resources

EM Lead Pastor


Bethany Church is a vibrant non-denominational, financially independent, gospel-centered, self-governing congregation serving alongside our Korean partner ministry in Gaithersburg, MD (metro Washington, DC area) . First established in 2008, we have weathered transition and the pandemic with a renewed vision of serving our multi-generational body. We are in search of a full-time Lead Pastor (LP) to shepherd our English congregation and grow our next-generation church to meet the needs of a growing, multicultural, and diverse community.

The LP will serve as the primary leader for preaching/teaching, vision casting, staff oversight, and shepherding our congregation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Preside over Sunday worship through the preaching of God’s word, guiding general worship with the assistance of the EM leadership and worship team.
  • Cultivate a strong lay-leader culture by leading and working alongside them in personal discipleship, individual mentoring, goal setting, and vision casting.
  • Work together with EM leadership to spearhead different ministry initiatives that would result in new spiritual growth and community.
  • Pastoral care for the members of Bethany Church.
  • Hold weekly office hours to counsel church members or for other pastoral care.
  • Regularly meet with EM Deacons for ministry planning.
  • Open communication with designated KM session Elders to bridge unification in shared ministry programs and KM Pastors.

Required documents:

·         Statement of faith
Curriculum Vitae/Resume

·         Links to 3 sermons/sermon videos

·         Minimum of 3 Ministry references

·        US citizenship/legal residency

Minimum Qualifications:

·       M.Div or higher from an accredited seminary

·       Minimum of 5 years of ordained ministry experience in diverse settings, including adult congregations

·       Korean language skills preferred, but not required

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience


·  Ministry: 5 years (Preferred)

·  Leadership: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

One location

Pay Frequency:

Bi-weekly or twice monthly

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

·  Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous

·  People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

·  Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

·  Task-oriented — finds enjoyment in setting and completing goals and tasks.

To apply for this job email your details to Search@bethanyem.org