Senior Pastor Opportunity - Rochester (NY) CRC


Rochester Christian Reformed Church (Rochester, NY) seeks a discerning, energetic, and compassionate senior pastor to lead our congregation to a new season of growth and of dedication to Christ and his kingdom.

To this end we are looking for a pastor who will provide biblical, well-researched, and creative preaching in the Reformed tradition, and who will lead and challenge us to follow and serve Christ more faithfully. We want to be renewed in our spiritual lives and to be God’s agents of healing in our community and world. We emphasize prayer, training our children to follow Jesus, and close fellowship, and have a strong sense of being called to serve others. The senior pastor will  support and encourage those desires and efforts, and will help us broaden and deepen our vision so that we may become a vital, sacrificial community, dying to ourselves and living for Jesus as a light to the world around us.

Of course, this is a very high calling, but it comes with the support of a 140-year-old, dedicated congregation, an active Council, and a staff consisting of several part-time workers, including a Minister of Inclusion, Worship Coordinator, Music Director, Youth Minister, two administrative assistants, and a sexton, along with many volunteers.  We are also blessed with a beautiful church facility that includes adequate classroom and fellowship space.

RCRC is a congregation of about 200 members. We are located in the family-friendly suburb of Penfield, New York, close to Lake Ontario, the Erie Canal, and the Finger Lakes region. Also in Penfield is Rochester Christian School (grades K-8). The area is home to several colleges and universities, two national historic landmarks, and numerous cultural institutions, including museums, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Xerox International Jazz Festival. We also have many athletic opportunities for both participants and spectators and several  parks for lovers of the outdoors to enjoy.

To learn more about this opportunity, or if you know of someone who may be a good fit, visit our website at or contact our Pastor Search Team via In addition, we've attached our Church Profile and a brochure on Rochester CRC below. 

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