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Associate Job Description

Associate Pastor Job Description

The Associate Pastor must be a person who is committed to Christ, sound in their faith, and who is able to preach, teach and apply Scripture. The Associate Pastor must be a spirit-filled individual who has confirmed (or seeking) their calling into pastoral ministry.  

The Associate Pastor will work in tandem with and be accountable to the Senior Pastor and Deacons to oversee the ministry of Wivey Congregational Evangelical Church, (WECC) in fulfilling its vision. They should be supportive of evangelism.

General Responsibilities Support the overall vision, mission, and leadership of the WECC. 

Teaching and preaching ministry on Sunday morning services. (rota).  Assist with our Community outreach. 

Who we’re looking for: A person committed to personal prayer and growth as a disciple of Jesus, including personal and professional integrity.  Of good character: proven in their leadership skills (either inside or outside the Church).

Helps us encounter God more deeply and has an awareness of the Holy Spirit’s leading and encourages each member in developing their gifts. 

Nurture Church’s Vision: The Associate pastor has a critical role in supporting and nurturing the vision, strategy, and objectives of the church. 

Education & Skills: Ideally should have some Biblical qualification or working towards a qualification/ degree from an approved Christian Bible college or university.  

Personal Attributes: Exhibit evidence of Christian character and servant leadership as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4 in the work environment as well as in-home/family setting. 

Aligns with WECC and EFCC statements of faith, and doctrinal positions.

 References will be taken.

Compensation: Negotiable, Bi-Vocational with a stipend and a church house.

There is a genuine occupational requirement for the holder of this post to be a practicing Christian.   An enhanced DBS will be required.  Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK

We are affiliated with EFCC in the UK (

Application: Please send your CV to with a covering  letter.

Or post to

The Pastoral Team: 

The Manse, Silver Street, Wiveliscombe Taunton, 

Somerset, TA4 2POA

(3) Pastors Vacancy: update Jan 2023 .