First Baptist Church of Asheville, NC is seeking a full time Associate Pastor, Music and Worship. This position has traditionally been referred to as Minister of Music. Please click HERE for a complete job description. For more information about FBCA, visit us at

First Baptist Church of Asheville is a vibrant, progressive downtown congregation with a long history of service to Jesus Christ in the greater Asheville community. The music ministry is recognized for its tradition of excellence in choral music. We enjoy a diverse music spectrum in worship and community concerts. The Academy for the Arts offers classical and traditional instruction in music and the arts to students of all ages.

Asheville is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western NC. The largest city in the region, it is well known for its small city charm, arts scene, hip cultural vibe, social responsibility and friendly people. We often appear in the “Best Places” guides across the country.

First Baptist Church of Asheville seeks ways to draw from the collective wisdom of our congregation in decision-making. Since the music ministry is so integral to church life, the search committees for the position of Associate Pastor, Music and Worship, sought input through surveys and interviews with membership. We are using the church’s feedback to establish the direction of the search and the criterion to be used in selection. Click HERE to find a compilation of the results. Please be aware that we are very cognizant that each candidate brings his/her own gifts and skills. There is no expectation that any one person matches all these preferences. Our hope is that the reader will get a sense of who we are as a congregation.

You may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to or by mail to:
First Baptist Church
5 Oak Street
Asheville NC 28801

Attention: music search.

All applications will be held in strict confidence.