Pastor Referral

Connecting like-minded churches and pastors.



Is your church in need of a pastor?
Are you a pastor searching for a church?

Through our network of churches and ministries we can help with pastoral placement by:

Facilitating contact between pastoral candidates and churches

Disillusioned and discouraged by your ministry


If your church is searching for a pastor, submit a request to receive pastoral candidate referral assistance. Dr. David Strope will seek names of candidates and make your church aware of potential candidates.

Find a Pastor

If you would like to submit additional documents, such as a job description or cover letter, you may do so by emailing it to

Additional Resources


We accept pastoral candidates who are current or former members of the GARBC churches or who are graduates from Bible colleges and seminaries that have displayed at the GARBC annual conference.

Included Colleges and Seminaries

  • Appalachian Bible College, Mt. Hope, WV
  • Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC
  • Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Plymouth, MN
  • Clarks Summit University and Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Ankeny, IA
  • Grace Baptist Bible College, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI
  • Piedmont Baptist College and Graduate School, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Shasta Bible College, Redding, CA

We strive to refer pastoral candidates who:

  • Have solid convictions related to our fundamental doctrine and core values.
  • Affirm involvement in the GARBC.
  • Join with us in upholding the banner of sound doctrine, balanced separation, Baptist distinctives, and world evangelism.
  • Have not been divorced.

Application Process

Step 1

Read the GARBC Articles of Faith and become familiar with our mission and historical documents. An additional resource to deepen background knowledge of the GARBC is One in Hope and Doctrine by Kevin Bauder and Robert Delnay.

Step 2

Complete our application and upload your resume.

Step 3

If your personal history meets the above requirements, Dr. David Strope will enter your information into the GARBC database and forward it to churches that may be a fit.

Step 4

If contacted by a church, do your due diligence during interviewing to make certain you are in alignment on ministry philosophy and vision.

If you have questions regarding the submission process, please contact