Employment Opportunities

Join us as we Love God, Love People, and Make Disciples!

Staff Search

First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit is seeking a full-time Minister to Students. To inquire, please send a resume and cover letter to staffsearch@firstls.church.


First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit is a church with 160 years of history, but a willingness to try just about anything to help people know Christ and grow in him. Sunday morning attendance averages about 650 people of all ages, with two different worship services. 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. More information about the church can be found at fbcls.info. 

About our Student Ministry

Our student ministry serves students in grades 7-12, and will be incorporating 6th graders soon as the local school district transitions that grade into middle school. We have students from multiple different high schools and middle schools in Lee's Summit and in surrounding communities. We have several committed volunteers in our student ministry, and an active student choir led by the church's minister of worship. In recent years, our group has traveled to various camps and has taken mission trips to Guatemala City, Chicago, Louisville, Colorado Springs, and Dallas. Our youth group is very eclectic; we have a number of athletic students who enjoy playing basketball and other sports in our church gym, and we also have several musical students who participate in our church orchestra.

About Lee’s Summit

Lee’s Summit is a southeastern suburb of Kansas City. It is a growing city of around 100,000 people with an outstanding public school system. It has a small town feel, but is right next door to all of KC’s cultural, athletic, dining, and shopping opportunities. Lee’s Summit has been identified as one of America's best places to live by several sources. Find more at cityofls.net, lschamber.com, and lsr7.org.

About the Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who:

-Loves God and loves people, and serves as a role model for students

-Has a passion to see students live the Christian faith and make it their own

-Is outgoing, personable, and willing to take the initiative to build relationships with students and parents

-Has a heart for reaching out to students outside the church

-Is a team player who can work with other leaders in our overall ministry to families

-Communicates well with students and parents

-Loves to inspire and equip volunteers

Experience working with students is required; seminary training and experience leading a church student ministry strongly preferred.