Who we are

The First Baptist Church of Westfield, NY, is a thriving, healthy body of believers who love the Lord and are seeking to be a light in our community.

Our church attendance typically ranges from 120-150 people during our Sunday morning worship services.  First Baptist is a family-friendly church with a blended worship style.  All ages, from our busy nursery to senior saints are well represented.  We have Sunday School classes for children through adults.  We also have a MOPS ministry, children's and youth ministries, men's and women's Bible studies, and "house church" groups.  We are also strongly committed to global missions.  Our church is a compassionate and supportive congregation that is blessed with many capable and experienced leaders. 

Westfield is a small town of about 5,000 people located along the shores of Lake Erie in western New York.  It is a close-knit community with an active recreation program well suited for families with children.  Nearby are many activities: skiing, golfing, fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, boating, and much more.  We have our own school system and a small hospital.  Although nestled in a rural community, we also have easy access to Buffalo, Jamestown, and Erie, PA. 

Click here to go to the Village of Westfield website. 

Click here to go to the Westfield Area School District website.

Associate Pastor job description

The Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Westfield will, first and foremost, be a man who gives evidence of a pastoral calling in according with the teaching of I Timothy 3 and Titus 1.  This means that he will have (1) a compelling desire for the office, (2) godly Christian character, (3) an aptitude for teaching the Word, and (4) the confirmation of church elders who know him and have served alongside him.

The associate pastor will report to the senior pastor, meeting with him on a weekly basis, and to the deacons, meeting with them at their monthly meetings.  He will be subject to an annual review by the deacons. 

This particular role at First Baptist Church of Westfield will prioritize the following areas of ministry involvement:
  1. Youth Ministry - The associate pastor will oversee the weekly middle- and high-school youth ministry meetings.  In addition to being the primary Bible teacher for the group's weekly meetings, he will coordinate other volunteers, look for opportunities to disciple student leaders, and lead in the planning of various trips, events, and service projects. 
  2. Music Ministry - Working with the Ministry Assistant and the church's musicians, the associate pastor will provide the theological and philosophical oversight for the church's Sunday morning music ministry.  In addition to participating in the music ministry, he will lead the way in recruiting musicians, developing teams and groups as needed, and in making sure that the services are thoughtfully planned.
  3. Young Adult Ministry - The associate pastor will look for ways to develop young adult ministry, coordinating with efforts already underway in the church and exploring new avenues to meaningfully engage our up and coming generations. 
  4. Pulpit Ministry - In coordination with the senior pastor, the associate pastor will preach regularly in the Sunday morning service. 
  5. Pastoral Duties - The associate pastor will assist with other pastoral duties as needed, included, but not limited to visitation, counseling, weddings, and funerals. 
  6. Small Group Ministry - The associate pastor will vitally involved in the First Baptist's small group ministries, including house church and Sunday school.   As opportunities and needs arise, he will be asking to lead a group in one or both of these ministries. 

First Baptist Church has any number of other ministry programs and service opportunities throughout the year, including Vacation Bible School, Kids' Club!, church fellowships, and so on.  The associate pastor is expected to be supportive and involved in these events as they occur.


Education:  Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate major.

Experience:  Proven tract record in ministry experience, either paid or volunteer. 


  • Enthusiastic about the mission of the church
  • Ability to challenge the congregation to grow spiritually
  • Committed to lifelong learning through personal study and continuing education
  • Effective presentation and communication skills
  • Committed to strengthening Christian homes and marriages
  • Models Christ-like love, actively seeking to engage, understand, and interact with the congregation and the community
  • Maintains a direct, yet loving approach to the delivery of biblical truth
  • Willingness to work with and under the authority of the church leadership


To apply, please submit letter of interest, resume and references along with links to sermon recordings to:

Associate Pastor Search Committee

First Baptist Church

19 Union Street

Westfield, NY  14787

Or, email inquires and/or submissions to fbcwestfieldny@gmail.com.

Additionally, please read our Church Constitution, which contains our doctrinal statement, and complete our online questionnaire. 

Click here to read our Church Constitution. 

Click here to fill out our online questionnaire.