Minister of music search

Located eight blocks from the University of Arkansas, First Baptist Church Fayetteville has long been known for the variety of people who are members. They represent every social and economic classification, multiple races and nationalities, and every living generation. A scholar, a farmer/carpenter, and a pioneer preacher who founded the church over 165 years ago launched a congregation whose cultural distinctions fade away as they unite together in a common purpose to "Connect, Grow, Serve, and Go" in order to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ from Northwest Arkansas to the ends of the earth. As an autonomous local church we join with other churches in the Washington-Madison Baptist Association, the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention to do together what no one church can do alone.

job description


The Minister of Music is responsible to the Senior Pastor for developing a comprehensive program of church music. He will plan, promote, supervise and assist the church in its basic forms of worship -- proclamation, education, and ministry.  He will be a servant of the church in order to equip and assist it in making disciples.


A.     Total commitment to Jesus as Savior and Lord and to His Word as the sole authority for faith and practice.

B.      A call to full-time Christian service.

C.      Exemplary moral character.

D.     A family sympathetic and supportive of the minister's work, if married.

E.      A Christ-centered love for people in general and the work of worshipping God through music in particular.

F.      Enthusiastic and determined spirit and attitude.

G.     A bachelor's degree. Graduate seminary training in music is highly desirable but not mandatory.

H.     Sensitivity to the musical needs, development, and expression of the congregation as a whole.


A.   Organize and maintain such adult, youth and university, and children's choirs and ensembles as may best serve the church and its individual members and its organization.

B.   Organize and maintain such special music ensembles (vocal and instrumental) as deemed needful for a full program of music in the church.

C.      Enlist and supervise the leadership for all choirs and ensembles.

D.     Plan and carry-out a music program for all worship services to support all phases of worship.

E.      Assist the Personnel Committee in the selection, employment, and supervision of music and media personnel who receive compensation.

F.      Determine the needs of the Music and Media Ministries and submit an annual budget to the Stewardship Committee.

G.     Supervise the use of all music and media equipment and supplies (instruments, computers, anthems, etc.) and provide for such replacements and repairs as may be needed.

H.     Prepare a Music Ministry Report for the monthly deacon’s meeting.

I.        Prepare the order of worship in coordination with other staff members.

J.        Provide such social activities for the music groups as may be necessary to maintain a spirit of fellowship among the groups.

K.     Serve as a resource person to those planning weddings and funerals in selecting service music and musicians. Review all music to be used in all weddings performed in our buildings.

L.      Perform such additional duties or responsibilities as the Senior Pastor may assign.


If you qualify and are interested in applying, please email your resume to

If you have someone you would like to recommend, please contact him personally and prayerfully submit his resume. Resumes may be emailed to, mailed to the church office, or given to any member of the Personnel Committee.

The church office is located at:

20 E Dickson St

Fayetteville, AR


 Committee members: David Bunger (Chairman), Tom Burger, Suzanne Clegg, Clay Fowlkes, Terri Johnston,
Bill Miller, 
Shannon Peters, Alan Pugh, Brittany Scism, Ted Tidwell (ex officio member)