Pastor, Sandy Bay Baptist Church

Sandy Bay Baptist Church (SBBC) is seeking a Pastor. The appointment is available on either a full-time or part-time basis for an initial term of three years with the objective of renewal; SBBC aims to establish an ongoing relationship with the new Pastor. SBBC is also open to considering an interim appointment on a fixed-term, part-time basis, in which case the role and qualifications below would be adjusted as appropriate.

LOCATION. Sandy Bay is a suburb of Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania (Australia). SBBC occupies a strategic location on the main road of Sandy Bay’s commercial district, is a short walk from the centre of Hobart and the University of Tasmania’s largest campus, and is easily accessible by public transport.

PROFILE. Average attendance at SBBC is currently 35-45 per week. Congregation demographics are diverse, and many commute from outside the immediate vicinity. SBBC can broadly be described as a conservative, evangelical, missions-focused church with a strong desire to be used of God to win hearts to Christ in Hobart. For a more detailed profile of the church and community, see the background information document.


  • Responsible for proclaiming and teaching God’s Word, particularly during Sunday worship services.
  • Lead and encourage congregants to grow in spiritual maturity and understanding of God’s Word.
  • Nurture prayer as a central aspect of church life; encourage individual prioritisation of prayer.
  • Active involvement in pastoral ministries, including counselling and visitation, and encourage the congregation to show love and concern for one another.
  • Encourage and equip members to take active roles in ministry, delegating where appropriate.
  • Encourage outreach to the unsaved, and train up the congregation in personal evangelism and discipleship.
  • Implement and oversee programs to reach the unchurched and demonstrate Jesus’ love.
  • Motivate interest in, and support of, national and international missions and missionaries.
  • As part of the church leadership, oversee actions aimed toward furthering the church’s ministry plan.
  • Strive to live a life consistent with that of a spiritual leader. Includes consistent devotion to prayer, Bible study, and meditation; dedication to and active leadership of family; and spiritual accountability.

QUALIFICATIONS. The man who accepts a call to SBBC must meet the scriptural criteria of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, which are considered vitally important. The church seeks the man who is acting subject to a divine calling (Acts 13:2), rather than one who views the position merely as a vocation. Additionally and specifically, the new Pastor must:

SALARY. SBBC follows local recommendations for Pastoral compensation. At the time of writing, this was approximately $78,000 (Australian dollars based on a full-time appointment, gross including allowances, depending on experience), a portion of which may be packaged on a tax-free basis, plus 9% superannuation.

NEXT STEPS. Please review the background information document, which includes contact details. If there is a sense that God may be calling you to ministry at SBBC, please submit our one-page Expression of Interest form, and we will follow up with you. EOIs are being acted upon as they are received. Only an EOI is required as a first step; résumés received without an EOI form will be discarded.

Relevant resources:



Postal address

P.O. Box 194
Sandy Bay, TAS 7006

Email us

Church address

239 Sandy Bay Road
Sandy Bay, TAS 7005

Phone: (03) 6231 1027