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Meet the Grace Church Staff

We are  looking for a Lead Pastor

Grace Evangelical Free Church

Thunder Bay, Ontario


Position Description


Grace Church is seeking a Lead Pastor for a full time position. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to effectively preach the whole of Scripture in context, with practical application to daily living. You will also possess pastoral and people skills including: administrating, leading, caregiving, encouraging, empathizing, supporting, and coaching. You should be approachable and perceptive in your dealings with individuals.  You will be committed to maintaining the Evangelical Free Church ethos, the priesthood of all believers including gender equality, and a congregational style of church governance.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Providing pulpit ministry                                                                                                                  

  • Providing spiritual leadership                                                                                                               

  • Providing pastoral care                                                                                                                        

  • Providing administration (including direct supervision of the Office Administrator)

Desired Qualities

  • Devotion to prayer and Bible study

  • Ability to love people unconditionally

  • A passion for missions and outreach

  • Seeks excellence in their pastoral role                        



  • Seminary training from a recognized theological institution preferred                                                       10 years pastoral experience preferred

  • Professional or work experience outside of pastoral ministry considered an asset

  • Experience in the Evangelical Free Church denomination an asset

  • Experience in ministry to the Chinese community an asset

Employment Details

This is a full time salaried position. Compensation will be commensurate with training and experience; to be negotiated according to guidelines of the Evangelical Free Church of Canada.


Who we are:

Grace Church currently has a membership of approximately 60, plus additional adherents. We have a missional focus on local, national and overseas missions. In particular, we are currently leading a successful Griefshare program with the majority of participants coming from the community. Our Chinese Fellowship is running the Alpha program as an outreach to university students and the Chinese community in Thunder Bay. We are involved with a variety of Christian ministries supporting local food distribution, Indigenous ministries, Bible camps, our neighbourhood elementary school, worldwide medical equipment distribution (MEMO), and ministries to seniors.


Our community:

The City of Thunder Bay, on the western shore of Lake Superior has a dynamic multi-ethnic population of 110,000. It is an excellent area for outdoor enthusiasts with a wide variety of activities available including:

  • Water sports (indoor/outdoor swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing)

  • Golf, camping, hiking, rock climbing, trail riding (horseback, bicycle, motorized)

  • Winter sports (downhill/cross country skiing, curling, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice racing, ice fishing, ice climbing, skating)

  Thunder Bay is rich in the arts, including a professional symphony orchestra, theatre groups and much more. We have great schools in our Lakehead Public and Thunder Bay District Catholic Boards as well as the Thunder Bay Christian School. Confederation College and Lakehead University, which includes a Faculty of Law, and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine provide postsecondary education. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre along with St. Joseph’s Hospital serve the regional medical needs. Thunder Bay Airport is serviced by major and regional airlines. More information is available at  

Application Submissions

Candidates may email their resume to Linda Seargeant, Chair of the Pastoral Search Committee at

For further information please contact Linda by email or phone (807) 630-6428.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.


Linda Seargeant

Administrative Assistant


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