Senior Pastor – The Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park
The Wesleyan Church of Orchard Park (OPWC) is prayerfully seeking a Senior Pastor who will lead the church as we strive to be a light to the community and to grow in spiritual maturity.  OPWC is an established, welcoming community with an average worship attendance of 250 people, and that seeks to reach and serve all ages.  This is a healthy, spiritually mature congregation which has had only four lead pastors since 1950.  We are dedicated to the mission field, both locally and abroad and desire to increase our passion for Jesus.  We are praying for the person God has chosen to lead us in this pursuit.

Orchard Park is a community of 30,000 located about 20 minutes southeast of Buffalo, NY, so we are on the line between suburban and rural.  We get over 100 inches of snow annually, enjoying both awesome winters and green, sunny summers.

We believe that our Pastor will:

  • Be a spirit-led lover of Jesus who fervently desires to share that love;
  • Have a passion for reaching the community, including those in their twenties and early thirties;
  • Engage in strong Bible-based, dynamic preaching, and be willing to deliver difficult messages;
  • Have a shepherd’s heart and be dedicated to ministering to those within our own church body through expanding small group opportunities, listening to the congregation, and visitation to those in need;
  • Demonstrate strategic leadership, excellent communication skills, the ability to delegate well, and a desire to equip the lay leadership.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree, and either be ordained in The Wesleyan Church, or willing to transfer your ordination to embrace The Wesleyan Church. We are seeking a leader who has Lead Pastor experience or experience in a multi-staff setting.

If you feel that God may be calling you to serve as our next leader, please contact our District Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Jennings at


Dr. Joseph W. Jennings, District Superintendent
Western New York District of The Wesleyan Church
4669 Pinecrest Terrace, Eden,  New York