Senior Pastor

Mattoon, Illinois //

About Providence Church

Providence Church of Mattoon, Illinois, is a community of believers that hold true to God’s Word and His teachings. The church was founded in 1954 and for over 60 years now, we have passionately served in a community of over 18,000 residents.

Job description

We are looking for a Senior Pastor who will lead us in spiritual transformation, preparing us to first reach the mission field within a one-mile radius of our church. This mission field includes a Middle School, two public grade schools, housing that is partially rental property – attracting young couples with children, two trailer parks, government housing, assisted living and two nursing homes. Along with serving the direct needs around the church, we have a strong desire to impact the entire community as a whole, including two colleges; Lake Land College in Mattoon with an enrollment of 5,000 and Eastern Illinois University 10 miles from Mattoon with an enrollment of 7,000.

Professional Qualities

  • Some type of Pastoral experience preferred.
  • Be able to identify with people “where they are” and lead them in a walk with Christ that stirs Christ’s vision of redemption in believers and mentors new believers in Christian growth.
  • Agree with and be willing to work with the Providence Mission, Vision, and Statement of Faith
  • Willing to affiliate with Converge MidAmerica


  • Meet the New Testament requirements for pastor as listed in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
  • Model attitudes and behaviors guided by biblical principles demonstrating consistent spiritual growth.
  • Maintain a strong devotional and prayer life.

Formal Responsibilities / Leadership and Vision

  • Mission focused and goal driven
  • Ability to guide teams to accomplish goals
  • Ability to deal effectively with demanding situations, working with elders and deacons to design and implement strategies in response to the situations


  • Biblically accurate
  • Balanced style; text, topical, Bible book study providing life application
  • Ability to be casual with wisdom, humor and insight

Teaching - Equip Staff and Lay Leaders to Successfully Coordinate:

  • Worship services
  • Outreach events
  • Discipleship/Mentoring
  • Ministry groups

Pastoral Care

  • Administration of Ordinances
  • Biblical counseling
  • Performing weddings
  • Premarital Counseling for church members
  • Conducting funeral services