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MIF #: 22286.BD1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 22286
Ministry Name Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 302 Hibben Street
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone (843) 884-4612
WWW Address
Ministry Size More than 1500 members
Ethnic Composition White 99%
Other 1%
Average Worship Attendance 629
Church School Attendance 651
Curriculum Adult: Mixed Curriculum Youth: PCUSA, Abington, Sparkhouse Children: Deep Blue
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Executive Pastor
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   Associate Executive Pastor
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Equipping our church family; Engaging every member in ministry; Following God’s call into the world; To transform Mount Pleasant into a more Christ-like community.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

At MPPC we strive to hear God calling us to find new avenues that will engage our members, help build relationships within our congregation, and allow us to carry God’s love into the world. We work together to create meaningful ways to learn from scripture and apply it to our ever-growing foundation of faith. We joyfully work together to teach each other and our children using the Spiritual gifts God has given us. 

MPPC has a wonderfully deep history and a committed congregation. We are located in the beautiful and growing town of Mount Pleasant, SC. We are a neighborhood church, which has many long-standing members and a continual influx of new members. Our church programs are well attended, energetic, and multigenerational. These programs include VBS, LOGOs-our weekly children’s program, middle and high school programs, and adult faith formation opportunities. Our members care deeply about where our Church has been and how our Church is evolving to face the challenges of today and tomorrow. We are always seeking ways to strengthen relationships with our surrounding community and beyond. 

In an effort to increase inclusivity, engagement and commitment within our congregation, MPPC spearheads multiple ecumenical activities with three area churches of other denominations and ethnicities. We are seekers and sowers, striving to find ways of fulfilling God’s plan.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

Our mission begins with each of us serving biblically, humbly and selflessly.  Adult, youth, and child faith is nurtured through a variety of Christian education and small group opportunities.  Vibrant programs for all ages deepen our sense of community through fellowship. We also recognize the need to support those in times of difficulty through multiple member care teams focused on specific areas with an abiding commitment to care for our fellow sisters and brothers.

Our Christian love also extends to God’s greater Kingdom in places near and far.  We are intentional about listening and building partnering relationships.  Through service and/or financial gifts we support 20+ organizations.

Local focus is on serving children and families through the provision of food, clothing, and healthcare, and empowering underserved communities to make a positive transition in their own neighborhoods.  Two homegrown missions are I-Beam and Hope House.  I-Beam is an elementary school literacy and mentoring program that now serves 280 children.  Hope House is located on our campus and provides lodging for families while loved ones are in local hospitals.

Our international reach extends to Central America, Haiti, and Kenya.  We send several teams each year to share God’s love in ways that are life-giving, empowering, and sustainable.    

We are excited to have our new Associate Executive Pastor join us as we strive to meet the emerging needs of our community, our congregation, and our staff.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We believe that a creative and committed staff is an important asset in the pursuit of our mission and the effectiveness of our ministry. Working closely with the Pastor and Head of Staff, the Associate Executive Pastor will contribute to the health and vitality of our staff by serving as the primary manager of the church’s administrative operations, human resource management, and strategic planning. This includes direct oversight of the Director of Communications, the Director of Technology, the Director of Finance, and the Operations Director (who handles the management of the church buildings and grounds). As a Minister of Word and Sacrament, this person will also have the opportunity to assist their peers in key functions such as worship leadership, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. 
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
  • A spiritual leader and teacher in the church who sees themselves as a pastor first and an administrator second. 

  • A disciple who seeks to grow in faith, to apply their spiritual gifts in service to God and others, and to exhibit caring, ethical, Christian behavior. 

  • A sincere, strong team player who will ​work with the ordained leadership of the church toward the development, communication, and implementation of the church’s mission and vision.

  • An organized and friendly administrator who is excited about managing, encouraging, and supporting staff and organizing the administrative functions of the church.

  • A creative and poised partner in ministry who maintains balance and seeks mutually-agreeable solutions to problems.  

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

We look forward to welcoming the Associate Executive Pastor onto our pastoral team, sharing creatively, collegially, and cooperatively in worship leadership, spiritual formation, fellowship, and congregational care at MPPC. However, the pastoral staff will work to balance these general responsibilities against the administrative tasks and oversight that will take much of the Associate Executive Pastor’s time. Working in close consultation with the Pastor and Head of Staff, this person will:

  • manage and support the financial staff of the church, including management of budget operations and acting as a key liaison for the sessional committee on Finance and Stewardship;

  • manage and support the communications and technology activities of the church;

  • manage and support the Operations Director in the maintenance, repair, insurance, and use of church buildings and property;

  • offer general oversight of human resources and staff benefits, including assistance with evaluation and reviews, and serving as a resource for the sessional committee on Personnel; and

  • participate in session, congregational, and staff meetings and maintain a connected and committed relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Externally Aware
Task Manager
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Decision Making
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Personal Resilience
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $75,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Tom Herrington
1520 Old Village Dr, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 327-3470
Retired Associate Pastor
Carmen Goetchius
1111 N. Ponderosa St, Canby, OR 97013
(360) 798-5693
Former Associate Pastor
Donnie Woods
2421 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29414
843-766-4219 (O) 843-708-
General Presbyter of Charleston Atlantic Presbyter
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   10/13/2020

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  (843) 708-7127 Office Phone  (843) 766-4219
Fax  (843) 766-2804 Email
COM:   Rev. Dorothy Blackwelder Address  349 West Hall Drive, Summerville, SC 29483
Daytime Phone  (843) 513-2627 cell Office Phone  (843) 513-2627 cell
Fax  (843) 766-2804 fax Email
PNC:  Barry Blackburn Address  1040 Cummings Circle
Daytime Phone  (843) 214-7247 Office Phone 
Fax  Email