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The Pastoral Search Committee, representing the membership of Paramount Baptist Church (PBC) Washington, DC is seeking a full-time pastor as identified in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, and Peter 5: 2-3 with a passion for Matthew 28:19-20.  

PBC is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor, called by God, who will serve as the spiritual leader of the congregation.  The pastor, Rev. Dr.  Ishmael L. Shaw will be retiring in 2019. Paramount enjoys a rich history and is recognized among sister churches and in Baptist associations at the local, district, state and national levels.  Paramount is a family and community-oriented church where all ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds are welcomed.

The qualified candidate is responsible to God and the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach the Bible, to provide Christian leadership in all areas of the church and engage in pastoral care for the congregation and community. The candidate must be able to articulate a vision for the church that emphasizes spiritual growth, discipleship and Christian Education.  We are requesting your assistance in reaching potential candidates. 

At this time applications will no longer be accepted.  We appreciate your interest in this position and wish you continuing success in your career.

Job Title: Pastor
Job TypeFull-Time
Opening DateAugust 20, 2018
Closing Date: November 30, 2018

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Paramount is a family Church that displays its love for Jesus and God’s people through its various ministries. The Church has grown tremendously since its inception in 1907. In 2017 Paramount celebrated 110 years of ministry. The impact of our ministry reaches not only Southeast Washington but nationally and internationally. Paramount’s history spans 110 years under the leadership of seven pastors, the current being Rev. Dr. Ishmael L. Shaw who is scheduled to retire in October 2019 after 37 years of inspired service.

Progressive National Baptist Convention
American Baptist Convention
District of Columbia Baptist Convention
Baptist Convention of Washington and Vicinity

Please visit our Ministry Pages to get a glimpse of the service we provide to the local community and abroad. The impact of our ministry reaches not only Southeast but nationally and internationally.

PBC Church Staff

Official Board

Deacon Board (assists the pastor in spiritual aspects of the church)
Trustee Board (assists the pastor in the maintenance of church property and accounting)
Church Clerk (records minutes of Official Board and Church meetings and maintains membership records)

Approximately 455 active members

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