First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, Ohio – Interim Pastor

First Presbyterian of Bowling Green, Ohio seeks a full-time,  experienced interim pastor to provide leadership while we
conduct the search for a new called pastor. Start date would  be mid-October. Duties include organizing and preaching at Sunday 10am worship, leading our talented and dedicated staff, supporting our Session and moderating its meetings, and participating in the life and work of the church. Details of pastoral participation in our activities and  commitments can be mutually agreed upon. Candidates should be teaching elders with interim experience.

Our 200-member church is located in the heart of downtown, an indication of our commitment to our community. We provide space for 12-step groups, a Latino advocacy group that provides ESL classes and many other services, and an
alternative high school for teens under disciplinary action. For nearly 50 years we’ve operated a no-fee shop offering
clothing and household goods to the people in need.  Our vibrant congregational life includes a Wednesday supper
program that attracts members and guests alike. Our peerless music program [largely traditional, with choir and organ] draws upon the staff and students of Bowling Green State  University. To see the full range of our life and
ministries, please visit
[Please note: this is NOT First Presbyterian in Bowling Green, KY!]

We are known for our commitment to progressive social action, including immigration and gun control issues. Our
signature community commitment is to provide leadership on LGBTQIA+ issues. We have been a More Light Presbyterian church for over a dozen years. From the rainbow icon on our outdoor church sign to our out front stance on equality and justice issues, FPC provides a fully open, inclusive, and affirming church setting. Without exception, those who have joined our church in recent years have cited our completely welcoming position as their reason for attending and joining First Presbyterian.

Our town of 30,000 is home to Bowling Green State University, which provides a rich variety of educational, social, athletic, artistic, and employment opportunities to the community.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their information to Marcy St.John (Search Committee) at and Dr. Matt Meinke (General Presbyter of Maumee Valley Presbytery) at

The church’s MIF will be available soon.

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