Staff Search

First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit is seeking a full-time Minister of Worship.

To inquire, please send a resume and cover letter to


First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit is a church with 160 years of history, and a willingness to try new things to
help people know Christ and grow in him. Sunday morning attendance averages about 650 people of all ages
(pre-COVID). The church’s mission is to love God, love people, and make disciples. FBCLS is part of ChurchNet
(formerly known as the Baptist General Convention of Missouri), and it allows its members to designate
missions giving through either Southern Baptist Convention or Cooperative Baptist Fellowship channels. The
pastor is Dr. Blake McKinney, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, Southern Seminary, and Fuller
Seminary. The church loves and takes care of its staff and has a history of long-tenured staff members. More
information about the church can be found at

About our worship ministry

At FBCLS we value creative worship. We believe true worship comes from the heart, so our worship isn't
limited to a particular style. Our blended service includes both traditional hymns and contemporary songs, and
utilizes a worship choir, a praise band, and an orchestra comprised of players who range from middle schoolers
to professional musicians. The service also utilizes soloists and ensembles, and makes occasional use of drama,
video, dance, and other expressions of worship. Our contemporary service features more modern music and is
led by a praise team of singers and instrumentalists. The church also has a thriving ministry to children and
students in our community designed to train them as musicians and equip them as worship leaders.

About Lee's Summit

Lee’s Summit is a southeastern suburb of Kansas City. It is a growing city of around 100,000 that has been
identified as one of America’s best places to live by several sources. It has a small town feel, but is right next
door to all of KC’s cultural, athletic, dining, and shopping opportunities. Find more at,, and

About the ideal candidate

We are looking for someone who:
-Loves God and loves people, and has the humility to point others to Christ
-Has a calling to ministry and the ability to use music to help others encounter God
-Agrees with First Baptist’s stated mission, vision, and values, and fits with the church’s theology and culture
-Is fluent in both traditional and contemporary styles of music
-Is an excellent communicator with the ability to relate to all ages in worship
-Is a collaborator and team player willing to work toward fulfilling the overall mission of FBCLS
-Is a creative thinker with the ability to be flexible
-Has skills as a vocalist, instrumentalist, and director
-Is able to read music and orchestral scores
-Has the ability to conduct both choir and orchestra, with conducting experience preferred
-Music degree is preferred, and advanced training in music or theology is a plus
-Experience leading worship is required, and experience on a church staff is preferred

About the position

Primary duties will include the following:
-Plan worship services with the Senior Pastor
-Lead the congregation in worship in our 9am blended worship service
-Mentor and support our part-time contemporary worship leader who leads our 11am contemporary worship
-Direct and oversee adult choir, orchestra, and vocal and instrumental ensembles
-Prepare and administer the annual worship budget.
-Work with staff and volunteers involved in the technical (audio/video) ministries of the church to enhance
worship in-person and online
-Continue efforts to grow spiritually and learn from others through retreats, reading, conferences and other
-Continue to develop ministry skills through continuing educational opportunities