Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 01040.AB0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 01040
Ministry Name Grier Heights Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 325 Skyland Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone (704) 332-3000
Fax (704) 332-3000
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 100%
Average Worship Attendance 65
Church School Attendance 25
Curriculum Direction (Published by Urban Ministries International
Yoked Church False
Community Type Urban
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   5 to 10 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:


What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Mission Study has details for ministry and how the congregation perceives ministry.  For example:

    1. Supporting Spiritual Growth
    2. Supporting Youth Ministry
    3. More outreach to hurting members
    4. Care and maintenance of older members
    5. Someone who can reach out to old and young
    6. To Grow a church
    7. Supporting Community Outreach
    8. To increase membership
    9. Spread gospel outside the church walls
    10. Think out of the box
    11. Reclaim former members
    12. Support leadership training
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

Through community engagement, involvement with partnerships, implementation of significant ideas in the mission study relative to engaging church and community.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

The successful candidate will lead based on his/her understanding of:

  • the Mission Study,
  • the structure and operations of our church,
  • the Mission and Vision Statements.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

Candidate must:

  • Have a welcoming spirit
  • Be approachable
  • Have demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Have a vision
  • Be able to manage staff
  • Have full understanding of the polity and Book of Order of the PCUSA
  • Be able to be engaged with the Presbytery
  • Have effective conflict management skills
  • Have Ability to assess the culture of the church and community
  • Be able to fully engage as a shepherd

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Responsibilities include management of:

  1. All ministries of the church (i. e. Sunday School, Bible Study, Women and Men Organization, Youth, Deacons, Session, Ushers, Trustees, etc.);
  1. Outreach
  2. Pastoral visits
  3. Partnerships (includes but not limited to this list)
    1. Grier Heights Community Improvement Organization
    2. Serves on the board of Crossroads Corp. for Affordable Housing
    3. Antioch Baptist Church
    4. Billingsville – Cotswold Schools
    5. The Learning Collaborative
    6. Grier Heights Community Center
    7. Habitat Humanity
  4. Create new partnerships as appropriate.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Change Agent
Decision Making
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $52,957   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Donnie Garris
232 Skyland Ave, Charlotte NC 28210
Minister/Friend of Neighboring Antioch Baptist Ch
Tamara Williams
2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd. Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28205
Cell: 980-207-5212, Offi
Stated Clerk and Administrative Coordinator and E
E. Grace Atkinson
7024 Somerset Springs Dr. Charlotte, NC 28262-3584
704 -597-0111
Elder/Friend in member church of our Presbytery
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   3/16/2022

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Jan Edmiston Address  2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28205
Daytime Phone  (980) 207-5216 Office Phone  980-207-5216
Fax  (704) 537-3476 Email
COM:   Georgia Pressly Address  2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28205
Daytime Phone  704-516-6276 Office Phone  704-535-9999
Fax  704-537-3476 Email
PNC:  David B. Sanders, Elder, PNC Chair Address  5818 Lansing Drive Charlotte, NC 28270
Daytime Phone  7046174346 cell Office Phone  7043664503 home
Fax  (704) 366-4503 Email