Welcome to the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Senior Pastor Search information page. We are blessed and excited that you are interested in exploring information about our open Senior Pastor Position.  Our goal is to provide you with information and inspiration for furthering your interest in our vibrant, friendly, warm and thriving Church here in Vallejo, California. We are honored that you are visiting our page and considering joining our Church family. May God continue to bless you, keep you and increase your discernment throughout this process. We have partnered with the Executive Search Consultant firm Vanderbloemen Search Group, Inc., and our Executive Search Consultant is Jay Mitchell.

We share this scripture with you that might guide you in your discernment through this process:


15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth. 

2 Timothy 2:15


About the Senior Pastor

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor that will lead the congregation in all aspects of ministry including worship, teaching, preaching, administration of staff, and stewardship. The Senior Pastor extends God’s grace to all people from all backgrounds and leads by example as one who is relational, authentic, transparent, and humble. A successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to relate to and connect with a multi-generational, diverse congregation, a heart for proclaiming the Gospel, and a desire to extend ministry to the community surrounding the Church and then throughout the world, thus continuing Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s active participation in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Senior Pastor shall also serve as the chief administrator of the Church and shall, therefore, be responsible for the management of the general program through supervision of the pastoral and office staff. The Senior Pastor may delegate the supervision of the daily management of Church operations but has the ultimate responsibility for excellent operational execution. The Senior Pastor will also facilitate strategic planning which includes the development of critical objectives and strategies focused upon attracting young families and millennials while continuing to be a welcoming church for everyone. Finally, the Senior Pastor will continue Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s tradition of community and economic development through church-related non-profits and partnerships.


To be a place where the Great Commission is lived, where God’s people all are loved, and all are committed to the eradication of sin in the form of spiritual, social, psychological, and economic evils.


It is the mission of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church to be a community of faith-filled people engaged in declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a dying world by delivering the Good News via our ministries and thereby developing God-sufficient disciples, families, and communities through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Historical Highlights of Vallejo

Vallejo began as the first capital of California back in 1850 and has one of the most diverse cultures in the nation. It has a prime waterfront location, positioned at the northern tip of San Pablo Bay. This makes it beneficial for the shipping of commercial goods as well as industries such as oil companies and water transportation. Vallejo has a ferry system that can take commuters and other individuals across the bay into San Francisco just an hour away.

Vallejo is also the home of many celebrated figures in the world of sports, music, and entertainment. CC Sabathia (World Series winning pitcher for the NY Yankees), CJ Anderson (Super Bowl winning running back for the Denver Broncos), H.E.R. (Grammy award winning Artist), Confunkshun (top singing group from the 1980’s), Natalie Couglin, (swimmer and winner of 12 Olympic medals), Jeff Gordon (race car driver and 3 time winner of the Daytona 500) and Ernest J. Gaines (author of the book, “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”).

The mild climate and relatively low housing costs make this area incredibly attractive to most people. With its rich culture and history, Vallejo has character that is unique and gives its residents something to be proud of. The areas in and around Vallejo are filled with hills and mountains, making it naturally beautiful. Vallejo is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area and is within 45 minutes of San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento (the State Capitol) and the Napa Wine Country. Overall, it is a wonderful place to call home.

To apply for this position, please click on the link below to access the Job Profile and other relevant information:


For more information, contact:

Jay Mitchell

Executive Search Consultant


3737 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 500

Houston, Texas 77098

713-300-9665 – office



– August 22nd (week of) – Job Profile Posting Goes Live

– August 24th – October – Applications Will be Accepted

– October 18 (week of) – FMBC Pastoral Search Ministry review candidates’ resume packets

– November – January – Pastoral Search Ministry conduct interviews and make recommendation to congregation

– January 2022 – Congregation’s blessing of final candidate

– March 2022 – New Senior Pastor in the Pulpit (to allow two months move time, if necessary, for the selected candidate)