Pastor Search

Second Baptist Church represents "One faith, One ministry, One church" and now we are looking for One great pastor.

After 20 years of faithful and uncompromisingly selfless and diligent service in public ministry, Rev. Dr. Nathaniel L. Edmond has announced his future retirement effective June 30, 2020.

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About Second Baptist Church (SBC) of Elgin, IL

SBC has a very proud legacy which started in 1862 by escaped slaves from Franklin County, AL. Today, the church has grown to a membership of approximately 2,500 and includes 33 ministries, 22 associate ministers, 24 deacons and 18 trustees. Second Baptist has been blessed to have a dedicated and diverse membership to encourage, support, and carry out God's plan.

Spiritual Life

Must be a born-again Christian. Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and live life in alignment with the Word of God as set forth in our Church Constitution and Covenant. Regularly engages in God's Word as a guide and standard for living.


  • Possess bachelor degree from an accredited institution
  • Financial/budget management experience
  • Management/Leadership skills
  • Communications skills
  • Skills in family counseling
  • Local primary residence (after installation; within 20-25 miles radius of church)
  • Active member in good standing at current church
  • No previous pastoral experience required
  • Pass required pre-employment screenings (e.g. drug screening, background check, credit check, etc.)

Application Instructions

We recommend that you use a laptop/desktop to complete the application.

The application includes a Faith Questionnaire which should be downloaded as pre-work before starting the application. Download the Faith Questionnaire

Once you start the application it must be completed in one sitting, therefore we suggest that all applicants complete the pre-work before starting the application.

Please allow 60-90 minutes to complete the application in its entirety.

Once you're in the application, use the navigation bar that will appear on the right side of the screen to move to between questions.

After submitting the application you will receive an e-mail confirmation which will include the entire content of your application.


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