Lead Pastor - Providence Bible Church

Providence Bible Church, an urban neighborhood church located in Denver, Colorado, is searching for their inaugural Lead Pastor. This is an amazing opportunity for a pastor-shepherd with visionary leadership, a passion for discipleship, and a heart for multi-ethnic communities. Providence is a multi-cultural congregation with a focus on loving God and loving their neighbors. Through a collaborative partnership with CrossPurpose, a missional nonprofit organization, Providence is dedicated to seeing the Kingdom of God grow and expand in an urban context.


Our Story

Providence Bible Church began with a core group who made a deep commitment to walk out of their faith. To join the church, members committed to gathering on the weekend, growing in a small group, giving of their resources, and going into the community on mission. This “high expectations” culture gave birth to CrossPurpose, a poverty alleviation non-profit that has helped over 2,000 neighbors escape poverty. Providence has focused more on having a mega impact than it has on building a mega church. CrossPurpose is now a nationally respected nonprofit and has been replicated in five cities. Our current five-year plan is to expand to four sites locally engaging fifty churches in the work of loving our neighbors out of poverty.

The Position

The Lead Pastor will oversee and lead the congregation through shepherding, teaching, and preaching. In partnership with the Elder Board, the Lead Pastor will develop worship opportunities, provide spiritual guidance, and coordinate the congregational care of the church. As the Lead Pastor of Providence Bible Church, you will be joining a dedicated, collaborative, supportive, and diverse

staff of five people including a Sunday Morning Director, Youth Director, Community Group Director, and

Discipleship Pastor.

Please refer to the Opportunity Profile for a full description of the position.

The Community

Providence Bible Church's Mission is to live as fully loved and devoted followers of Jesus and love our neighbors to do the same. The 3 Distinctives are:

  1. Love God Together

  2. Love Our Church Family Together

  3. Love Our Neighbor Together

Providence is centered in ten neighborhoods in Northeast Denver, among the most diverse and historic neighborhoods, not only in the Denver metro area but also in the state of Colorado. These long-standing neighborhoods are filled with rich cultural history. Northeast Denver was originally settled by European immigrants and later became an African-American neighborhood in the 20th century. Today, the neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying and is now comprised of Latino, African- American, and Caucasian residents. The tensions created by gentrification are felt by many and the church of Jesus Christ has a unique opportunity to bring people together across race and class lines in one body.

Please refer to the Opportunity Profile for a full description of the Community.


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AGORA Search Group is a Colorado Springs based search firm providing executive search and selection services to churches, and faith-based nonprofits throughout the world.

Arbra Bailey is leading the Providence Bible Church, Lead Pastor search. Arbra brings over 25 years of leadership experience to AGORA, spanning the Church, non-profit, and academics. His unique ability to develop people and networks fostering community serves as an asset in the executive search process. Arbra has a passion for God, people, creation, and the Church. During the last five years, he served as the National Director of African American Relations at Compassion International. Arbra and his wife, Helena, have three adult children and two grandchildren. He enjoys listening to jazz, watching sports, and Friday movie nights with the family.

For further details regarding this position at Providence, please contact:

Arbra Bailey

AGORA Search Group



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