Branch Minister

Job Description


The Burnt Hickory Church of Christ is seeking a minister to serve a new branch campus that we established in Bartow County, Georgia in 2018, which entered a permanent location in January 2020.  The mission of the Burnt Hickory Church of Christ is “Disciples Making Disciples”.  This new campus is the realization of our vision of being a church that plants churches. If you are interested in being considered for this ministry position, please read and prayerfully consider the job description before submitting your application.

Job Description

Summary of Position: The Branch Minister reports to the Senior Minister (or person designated by the elders) but coordinates closely with all of the Burnt Hickory staff.  He will have primary responsibility for managing the operations of the Bartow branch, working closely with ministry leaders, and leading Bartow members in discipling and outreach.


Primary Responsibilities 

  • Teaching class on a regular basis and preaching the Sunday lessons.

  • Developing and implanting a plan to follow-up with guests

  • Coordinating all aspects of the worship service (assignments, announcements, etc.)

  • Managing special events at the Bartow location.

  • Personally leading at least one discipling group at all times.

  • Developing and mentoring leaders in the Bartow congregation

  • Pastoral visits and care for members of the Bartow congregation.

  • Engaging with the community to enhance the church’s recognition and effectiveness in the area and giving the Elders a quarterly report on the progress of this effort.


Qualifications Desired in Applicants

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a ministry-related field.

  • Experience in full-time ministry or missions (experience with a multi-site church or a church plant is desirable but not required).

  • Proven ability to teach effectively.

  • Proven organizational and communication skills within a congregation.

  • Ability to work productively within a church staff. 

Introduction to Burnt Hickory Church of Christ

Our Mission: Disciples Making Disciples

Our Vision: Burnt Hickory is a joyful church, led by the Spirit, that equips people throughout northwest Georgia to be disciples, make disciples, and plant churches.

Burnt Hickory at a Glance

  • One church in two locations (Marietta and Cartersville)

  • Diverse congregation (racially, generationally, economically)

  • 709 on membership roll

  • 543 baptized on membership roll

  • 399 average attendance at Marietta campus

  • 74 average attendance at Bartow campus

  • 10 staff members

  • 7 elders

Our History

Our mission statement is more than just words on our website. While our mission was formally introduced in 2017, it reflects the history of a church that began in 1955 when the Roswell Church of Christ had a vision to plant a church in Smyrna, GA. In 2000, we built our current facility in Marietta, and we took the name Burnt Hickory.

Over the past several years, we have become convicted that we should be a church that plants churches. Our membership is drawn from a large region of approximately nine counties, so we are strategically positioned to grow by planting churches in communities across northwest Georgia.

Living Our Mission

We are led by seven shepherds, all of whom share a passion for the church and for the mission of Burnt Hickory. Our congregation has a large ministry staff, with ten current staff members working in the areas of discipleship, children’s ministry, youth ministry, administration, facilities, and preaching. Our current Preaching Minister is working with us on an interim basis while we search for a Senior Minister. Our previous Senior Minister, Scott Franks, served with us for eleven fruitful years before moving to another part of the country to continue his ministry.

In 2018 we began a capital campaign that was designed to help us achieve our mission. The funds from that campaign are going toward three purposes: refresh our Marietta facility, fund a church plant, and pay down our mortgage to ensure long-term stability and free future funds for further church planting. In September of 2018, we planted our first church in Bartow County, and in January of 2020, that church moved into a “permanent” facility. We are currently seeking a full-time minister to work with that church.

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Burnt Hickory Church of Christ


2330 Burnt Hickory Road  

Marietta, GA  30064