Kevil First Baptist Church | Kevil, KY

Posted Date 9/14/2023

Kevil First Baptist Church is in the heart of Kevil, Kentucky. An original Illinois Central Railroad town, Kevil is just 10 miles west of Paducah. The town is split between 2 counties, Ballard and McCracken, which gives abundant choices for quality education, small-town country living or a larger and faster pace. Many industries dot the counties. With a population of 591, there are several small shops most people in Kevil know by name. The church began in 1905. Across the years, KFBC built the buildings needed to engage in the ministries God called it to do. The present worship center was completed in 1958, with a fellowship hall added in 1975. Church members remodeled the worship center in 2002 and completed a new Chistian Life Center across the street from the worship center in 2005. Like many Baptist churches in smaller communities, Kevil First Baptist Church has experienced decline since the twenty-first century began. Though membership has held steady in the last ten years, baptisms, and additions have decreased significantly. Less than half of the number of people who attended worship and Sunday School ten years ago attend these ministries today. Financial giving has not trended downward as rapidly as attendance, but overall giving is still a concern. Thankfully, Kevil First Baptist Church is not satisfied with the current trends. The church knows that only God can reverse this trajectory. Yet members also know that God uses people to accomplish his work, if they are willing to follow him. On May 1, the church called Dr. Jerry Day to serve as Transitional Teaching Pastor. Having served in 10 previous interim ministries, Bro. Day’s primary responsibilities are to preach in the Sunday morning service, teach on Wednesday evenings, assist the Pastor Search Committee, and help the church prepare for a new pastor in God’s time. Through his preaching, teaching, and research, he is leading the church to look at the current situation and decide new ways to fulfill its God-given mission in the future. Having begun with Great Commission and Great Commandment messages, Bro. Day also focused on the purposes of the church along with the character and qualities of healthy, biblical leaders. On Wednesday evenings, those who attend are discussing more in-depth biblical leadership principles and ways to apply these biblical teachings in the life of the church. Soon, Bro. Day will make a few recommendations about how the church can move forward in positive ways. So, our new pastor can lead the church to fulfill the Great Commission more effectively, we are seeking a man who has a heart for people and has strengths in leadership, Bible study and preaching, leading worship and community leadership. Kevil First Baptist Church prefers to call a full-time pastor but will consider a bi-vocational pastor. Depending on availability, education and experience, the church can offer a total compensation package up to a range of $55,000 to $65,000 per year. If you or someone you know fits this profile and has an interest in exploring with the Pastor Search Committee the idea of leading Kevil First Baptist Church, please send a resume by October 15 via email to, by USPS mail to: Search; 4215 Kingsway Drive; Kevil, Ky 42053 or to Kevil First Baptist Pastor Search Committee; 986 North 1st Street; Kevil, Ky 42053. If sending via USPS mail, please note CONFIDENTIAL on the outside of the envelope.

Salary55,000.00 - 65,000.00 Annual
Employment Type
Full Time
Ministry Position Sought
Pastor/Senior Pastor
Education Level Preferred
Some College
Average Worship Attendance
Age Range
26 to 32 | 33 to 40 | 41 to 50 | 51 to 60
Years of Experience in Church-Related Ministry
4 to 7 Years

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