Korean-American Ministry Resources

Lead Pastor

Joy Christian Fellowship (JCF) is a two-site church with locations in New Jersey and Manhattan. The Joy Manhattan Lead Pastor will be responsible for leading the Manhattan congregation with collaboration from the New Jersey-based senior pastor and support of the Council of Elders. Joy Manhattan runs mostly as an independent church, following the philosophies and values of JCF.

Joy Manhattan is a vibrant, non-denominational church in the center of Manhattan established in 2009. The approximately 100-person congregation is made up primarily of professionals and young families. Some key ministries at Joy Manhattan include Community Groups, Compassion Ministry, and Children’s Ministry. 

Please see our church profile for additional information, as well as application instructions.

Minimum Qualifications

Meets requirements of an elder per 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9
MDiv from an accredited seminary
3 years of pastoral experience, including experience leading/ministering to an adult congregation
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Agree to Beliefs as identified in the Church Profile


Set vision and lead Joy Manhattan congregation
Regularly preach at Sunday worship service
Equip leaders through discipleship and mentorship
Provide pastoral care including regular visitations to congregation members
Conduct/attend regular meetings with the deacons, church staff, and leaders
Plan and manage church calendar and its activities/events

Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience and includes health and benefits

Application Requirements

Cover letter – introducing yourself and your interest in the position
Résumé/CV – your ministry experience and educational background
Doctrinal statement – a 1- to 4-page summary on your theological views on core doctrines
Narrative of your salvation testimony
Two sermon samples (audio or video)

To apply for this job email your details to joym-psc@joychurch.com