Job Opportunities

Part-time Teaching Pastor

The East Harrison Street Church of God is seeking applicants for a teaching pastor position. Our church is located in Charleston, Illinois, a vibrant college town, home to Eastern Illinois University and Lake Land community college just a short distance away.  Our church’s mission statement is, “A great commitment to the great commandment and the great commission will grow a great church.”

With that in mind the ideal candidate would deliver the Sunday morning message every Sunday. This position will assist the Administrative Pastor in the mission and vision of the church.
Interested applicants should provide a resume that includes education history, ministry credentials, pastoral experience and three references. All packets will be kept in confidence. Please send electronically, if possible, to or mail to the church at 17996 Harrison Street Road, Charleston IL, 61920 attention Mark Smiley.

Full-time Senior Pastor

The First Church of God of Columbia City has been a steadfast presence in the community since 1885, sharing the love of Jesus to anyone and everyone. On Sundays, visitors can expect a warm welcome, an engaging service, and relevant teachings, as well as opportunities for prayer and fellowship. With a rich history and commitment to serving the community, the church is deeply invested in providing hope and Christ-centered fellowship to the community.

First Church of God is a thriving and welcoming church with many valuable qualities, including a range of ministries for children and young adults, great worship, strong finances, a generous and supportive approach to missions, and a good core of volunteers. They offer small groups for connectivity and have a lot of generational families. The church is also known for supporting those dealing with grief and offering opportunities to engage with the larger community, as the largest church in the area. Many people find a sense of connection and belonging here, and the church hopes to continue its legacy of providing hope in their community for many years to come. Click here for the full job listing.